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华为起诉威瑞森涉嫌侵犯专利

2020-2-7 11:52

 

华为技术有限公司(Huawei Technologies co .,简称:华为)已对美国电信运营商Verizon Communications采取法律行动,指控后者未经授权使用了华为的12项专利。


路透社援引中国电信设备制造商华为向德克萨斯州一家法院提交的文件称,华为正在就其技术在计算机网络、下载安全和视频通信等领域的使用寻求赔偿,并正在寻求持续的版税支付。


华为首席法律办公室在一份声明中表示:“Verizon的产品和服务受益于华为多年研发开发的专利技术。”


“华为只是要求Verizon尊重华为在研发方面的投资,要么为使用我们的专利买单,要么避免在其产品和服务中使用我们的专利。”


一名消息人士对路透表示,华为无法提供赔偿金额,因其并未详细列出这些专利对Verizon服务的贡献。


在法庭文件中,华为称威瑞森从其技术中“获利颇丰”,这家美国公司的有线业务——覆盖语音、数据和视频通信产品——2018年创造了298亿美元的收入。


据路透消息人士称,自去年2月以来,华为和Verizon就此事进行了六次面对面的会谈,但未达成协议。


今年6月,《华尔街日报》(the Wall Street Journal)报道称,华为正就其200多项专利的使用向威瑞森寻求赔偿。


路透社援引其消息人士的话说,这家中国公司决定对12项专利采取行动,因为它认为这些专利的证据是最清楚的,而且法庭可以控制这个数字。

 

Huawei Technologies has launched legal action against Verizon Communications, alleging that the US carrier used 12 of its patents without authorization.

The Chinese telecoms equipment maker is seeking compensation for the use of its technology in areas such as computer networking, download security and video communications, and is also seeking ongoing royalty payments, Reuters reports, citing documents filed with a court in Texas.

“Verizon’s products and services have benefited from patented technology that Huawei developed over many years of research and development,” Huawei’s Chief Legal Office said in a statement.

“Huawei is simply asking that Verizon respect Huawei’s investment in research and development by either paying for the use of our patents, or refraining from using them in its products and services.”

Huawei could not provide a figure on the compensation as it does not have a breakdown of the patents’ alleged contribution to Verizon’s services, a source told Reuters.

In the court documents, Huawei said Verizon has “profited greatly” from its technology, with the US firm’s Wireline segment – which covers voice, data and video communications products – generating revenue of US$29.8 billion in 2018.

Huawei and Verizon held six face-to-face meetings over the matter since February last year but did not reach an agreement, according to the Reuters source.

In June, the Wall Street Journal reported that Huawei was seeking compensation from Verizon for the use of more than 200 of its patents.

The Chinese company decided to take action for 12 patents because it considered evidence for them was clearest and that the number was manageable for the court, Reuters cited its source as saying.

 

来自: ejinsight