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China court orders Samsung to pay 80m yuan to Huawei over patent case

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 13:54

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A Chinese court has ordered Samsung Electronics's Chinese subsidiaries to pay 80 million yuan (S$16.3 million) to Huawei Technologies over patent infringement, said a local government-run media outlet.

[HONG KONG] A Chinese court has ordered Samsung Electronics's Chinese subsidiaries to pay 80 million yuan (S$16.3 million) to Huawei Technologies over patent infringement, said a local government-run media outlet.

Three units of Samsung Electronics, including Samsung China Investment Limited, have been ordered by the Quanzhou Intermediary Court to pay the sum for infringing a patent held by Huawei Device Co Limited, the handset unit of China's Huawei, the Quanzhou Evening News, a government-run newspaper, said on its website on Thursday.

When contacted, Samsung said it will respond after reviewing the court's ruling. Huawei could not immediately be reached for comment.

REUTERS

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