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Huawei Sues Verizon in U.S. for Multiple Patent Violations

  • A year of discussions couldn’t produce a licensing agreement
  • Huawei also sued FCC earlier for access to U.S. market
Inside Huawei Technology's Campus as Company Sues U.S. Over Equipment Ban in Escalating Legal Clash
Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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Huawei Technologies Co. has filed two patent infringement lawsuits against Verizon Communications Inc. following an apparent failure to agree on licensing terms for the use of its intellectual property.

The Chinese telecom gear and smartphone-making giant said it had reached out to Verizon a year ago, notifying the U.S. carrier of its breach of multiple Huawei patents. Among the offending pieces of technology are network security measures, remote sharing from a PC, parental controls and even the design of a contacts app for mobile devices.