Huawei hits back with suit against US tech firm

Chinese technology giant Huawei has sued U.S. technology firm InterDigital Inc., alleging the company hasn’t fairly licensed its intellectual property in China, Reuters reported Monday.

InterDigital wrote in a filing that Huawei had filed a lawsuit on Jan. 2 accusing the U.S. firm of not licensing patents on fair and nondiscriminatory terms, according to the news agency.

The lawsuit, filed in the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court, specifically concerns patents related to wireless telecommunication requirements.

InterDigital and Huawei previously had a patent licensing agreement but it expired at the end of 2018, according to Reuters. InterDigital, which is based in Delaware, said Huawei has asked the court to determine the royalty rate on its products for the next four years.

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