Thursday, January 11, 2018

Shenzhen Court Enters Injunction Against Samsung for Infringement of Huawei SEPs

I just learned that the Intermediate People's Court in Shenzhen, China has awarded Huawei an injunction against the infringement of two Huawei SEPs.  (Hat tip to Yijun Ge.)  Here is a link to what I understand is the court's official WeChat announcement.  There is coverage so far by Jacob Schindler on IAM and by Kelvin Chan on USNews. This is the second case in which a Chinese court has awarded an injunction against infringement of a SEP, the first being last year's decision in IWNComm v. Sony (for previous coverage on this blog, (see here, here, here, here, here, here, and here).  According to the above reports, the court concluded that Huawei was a willing licensor but that Samsung was not a willing licensee, having "maliciously delayed" negotiating with Huawei.  I'm sure I will have to more to say about this matter as further information, including I would hope a translation of the opinion into English, trickles in.

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