Chinese manufacturer Huawei has gone on to file a lawsuit against Verizon Communications. The smartphone maker has indeed sued the US carrier over allegedly infringing on its patents – with the jury selection beginning on the 7th of July.
In accordance with what a report coming in from Reuters has to say, the Chinese brand had in fact initially filed the lawsuit against Verizon back in February of last year. These were filed in two US courts on the allegation that Verizon used Huawei’s patents without its authorization in multiple areas. This then includes computer networking, download security, and also video communications. Huawei is currently in the process of seeking an unknown amount of compensation as well as royalty payments too.
Most notably, the US telecom operator had in fact called this lawsuit as “nothing more than a PR stunt” and a “sneak attack on our company and the entire tech ecosystem.” Moreover, the carrier had also filed counterclaims against the Chinese brand going on to state that the company had also actually violated Verizon’s patents too. The smartphone maker also added last year that it “is simply asking that Verizon respect Huawei’s investment in research and development by either paying for the use of our patents or refraining from using them.”
At this current moment in time, the brand has denied to further comment on this particular matter. Meanwhile, the news makes way amid the growing trade and political tensions between the US and China. The jury selection process has indeed started in the Easter District of Texas that is of course regarding a small number of patents in relation to optical transport networks. The other texas lawsuit is in relation to wireless patents and is set for a trial in October. We shall then see what happens.