Huawei, a Chinese smartphone maker is reportedly suing Samsung over claims of infringement relating to LTE patents.
LTE (Long-Term Evolution, commonly marketed as 4G LTE) is a standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals. It is based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA network technologies, increasing the capacity and speed using a different radio interface together with core network improvements.
Image: One of HUAWEI’s trading centers in China.
The lawsuits has been filed both in China and the United States.
According to reports, ‘The Shenzhen-based company is seeking compensation for what it said was unlicensed use of 4G cellular communications technology, operating systems and user interface software in Samsung phones.
‘The specific patents involved in the case have not been revealed.
‘Huawei said it invested 9.2 billion U.S. dollars, or 15 percent of annual revenue, in researching and developing technologies, products and wireless communications standards last year.’
The company (Huawei) is said to have been granted over 50-thousand patents globally as of Dec. 31.