Huawei and Samsung Settle Patent Row

Huawei and Samsung Settle Patent Row


Huawei and Samsung have asked an appeals court to pause proceedings in a patent infringement dispute after entering into a settlement agreement. On February 26, the companies asked the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for a 30-day stay while they complete the steps to finalise the agreement. The companies were set to go to jury trial in September, after Samsung alleged that Huawei breached its FRAND (fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory) licensing obligations. According to the latest filing, the parties entered into the agreement on February 25 and anticipate that they will finalise it in several weeks. Once this is complete, Huawei will file an “unopposed motion to dismiss this pending appeal within the next 30 days”, the document said. No further details about the settlement have been published.

Source: WIPR

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It is lucky for Chen Jun to began his career in the IP industry 14 years ago when the first group of IP managers for businesses appeared on the stage in China and he has been in the industry.

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