Huawei has announced it is taking legal action against Verizon, alleging patent infringement by the wireless carrier, according to a company press release.
The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and seeks compensation for Verizon’s alleged use of 12 patents.
“Verizon’s products and services have benefited from patented technology that Huawei developed over many years of research and development,” said Dr. Song Liuping, Huawei’s Chief Legal Officer.
Huawei claims it tried negotiating with Verizon “for a significant period of time” prior to filing the lawsuits, but that the two companies were unable to reach an agreement on license terms.”
In the midst of the other legal challenges Huawei is facing, it will be interesting to see if its claims against Verizon hold up in court.