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China: Tech firm beats US rival in patent dominance abuse case

 |  October 29, 2013

China-based telco equipment firm Huawei Technologies has reportedly won a lawsuit filed against its US rival InterDigital over accusations InterDigital abused its market position, say reports. The lawsuit resulted in a $3.28 million fine to the US tech firm.

Huawei won its case in the Higher People’s Court of Guangdong Province since first filing the suit in 2011. The company accused InterDigital of abusing its monopoly position to hike the cost of licensing patents to Huawei.

Reports say InterDigital holds standard essential patents for wireless communication devices that are used by the Chinese firm for 3G mobile phones.

According to court documents, InterDigital’s behavior sparked an investigation by the International Trade Commission in the US last January.

Full content: Global Times

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