Earlier this year saw Huawei pointing a litigating finger at Samsung over alleged patent infringements on 4G technology and software interface. The next day, Samsung threatened to counter-sue the Chinese smartphone maker, leading some to wonder whether or not the next big patent war would be between Huawei and the Korean tech titan. That may well be the case, as we’re seeing Huawei level yet another lawsuit at Samsung.
This information comes to us via Sina News, which is reporting that Huawei is taking Samsung Electronics to court over patent infringements present in the Galaxy S7, the Galaxy S7 edge, and the Galaxy J5. Although it’s not yet clear what technology Huawei is pointing to in this case, it could be related to a patent granted to Huawei in 2011 involving technical solutions for terminal displays. The Chinese smartphone maker reportedly conducted extensive investigation on these three devices under the supervision of the court and they believe Samsung copied their patented functionality.
Neither Samsung nor Huawei have released formal statements regarding this most recent legal dispute, although a Samsung spokesperson has said that the company would “thoroughly review the complaint” and take whatever actions were deemed appropriate.
This lawsuit comes right on the tail of Huawei taking T-Mobile to court over 4G related technology, although some believe that the legal complaint regarding T-Mobile is a strategic move on the part of the Chinese company to get T-Mobile to back off of a separate case involving pilfered robotics technology. While we wait around to see how this shakes out, let us know what you think of these patent lawsuits in the comments below. A necessary evil or a waste of time and money? Give us your take!