Huawei has announced that it’s suing Verizon for alleged patent violations, marking the latest twist in the Chinese tech giant’s rocky relationship with the US. The lawsuit, filed in the Eastern and Western district courts in Texas, claims that Verizon is using 12 patents owned by Huawei without authorization.
The patents which are relate to network technology, with titles like “Sending Method, Receiving and Processing Method and Apparatus for Adapting Payload Bandwidth for Data Transmission.”
But surprisingly none of them involve 5G and Huawei, the world’s biggest maker of telecoms equipment often makes a point of highlighting its R&D expenditure, which reached almost 15 percent of the company’s revenue in 2018 at $15 billion.
“For years now we have successfully negotiated patent license agreements with many companies. Unfortunately, when no agreement can be reached, we have no choice but to seek a legal remedy.” – Huawei’s chief legal officer Song Liuping .