Beijing: Chinese tech giant Huawei said that it is suing major rival Samsung on patent infringement case. Huawei said, many of its cellular communications and software inventions had been used in Samsung’s phones without its permission.
The specific patents involved have not been disclosed. Huawei has said at least some of them are classed as Frand – an acronym referring to “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory”. This means the Chinese company has committed itself to offering anyone a licence so long as they agree to a non-excessive compensation.
This kind of agreement is common in the tech sector as it makes it possible for different companies’ products to communicate and share data formats with each other. Huawei’s intellectual property chief indicated it was seeking permission to use some of Samsung’s technologies in return rather than seeking a payment.