Samsung to pay $11.6 million to Huawei over patent case

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The competition in the smartphone market is though these days. Brands are trying to outpace each other and innovating at a fast pace. While this is the current market scenario, the innovation part from the companies might come at a cost. As the OEMs are trying to deliver a unique product sometimes it might not be a design that stands out but rather it could be a similar smartphone coming from two different brands.

Samsung to pay $11.6 million to Huawei over patent case

Against such backdrop, Samsung and Huawei, the two popular smartphone manufacturers have been battling out a patent dispute case in Chinese courts. Huawei had accused Samsung of using the company's intellectual property. However, according to recent report a Chinese court has ordered Samsung Electronics's Chinese subsidiaries to pay 80 million yuan ($11.60 million) to Huawei Technologies over patent infringement case.

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Moreover, as per the ruling, three units of Samsung Electronics, including Samsung China Investment Limited, have been ordered by the Quanzhou Intermediary Court to pay the sum for infringing a patent held by Huawei Device Co. Limited, the handset unit of China's Huawei. The news was first reported by a government-run newspaper Quanzhou Evening News notes Reuters.

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While the ruling has been in favour of Huawei, it will be interesting to see if Samsung will pay up or if it will file a countersuit. Samsung should be revealing its next measure after reviewing the ruling. It wouldn't be surprising if the case continues.



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