Samsung Suffers a Loss in China Patent Lawsuit Against Huawei

Huawei is trying to take advantage of this legal victory over Samsung Electronics as an opportunity to publicize its technological prowess

Huawei is trying to take advantage of this legal victory over Samsung Electronics as an opportunity to publicize its technological prowess

AT&T reportedly pulled out of the deal under pressure from USA lawmakers who wrote to the FCC citing concerns "about Chinese espionage in general, and Huawei's role in that espionage in particular".

Huawei reportedly asked Samsung to enter into a cross-licensing deal.

The development is a blow for Huawei, which has its US headquarters in Plano.

AT&T was pressured to drop the deal after members of the U.S. Senate and House intelligence committees sent a letter on December 20 to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) citing concerns about Huawei's plans to launch consumer products through a major U.S. telecom carrier.

Samsung Electronics, the flagship company of the wider Samsung Group, has been ordered to stop infringing two patents owned by Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies.

AT&T spokesman Fletcher Cook declined to comment.

Also coming to the USA market is the designer version of the Mate 10 Pro - the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10, which will be priced at $1,225 when it goes on sale February 18. "We've proven our quality, we've proven our privacy and security protection". The Dallas-based telecom company reviewed a mobile phone chip set made by the manufacturer.

In 2012, a United States congressional committee said Chinese Huawei and ZTE would be banned from mergers and acquisitions in the USA because the two companies pose a threat to U.S. security.

Huawei's plans for growth in the USA led to heightened scrutiny by Congress.

The letter notes the committee's concerns "about Chinese espionage in general, and Huawei's role in that espionage in particular".

Huawei filed complaints against Samsung in both China and the USA in 2016, alleging that Samsung was infringing multiple patents relating to 4G telecommunication technologies, operating systems, and interface software. Their reason, USA lawmakers expressed concerned about potential ties between Huawei and the Chinese government. ZTE was fined over $1 billion a year ago after admitting to violating US sanctions by shipping equipment to Iran and North Korea.

Gadot herself provided a statement on Huawei's website: "Partnering with an innovative brand like Huawei is incredibly exciting to me, and I look forward to playing an integral part of the company's growth in the year ahead".

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