Recently, Huawei announced that it will sue Verizon for more than 12 patents and trademarks, which will also become the latest in a series of challenges between Huawei and the United States.

Huawei is seeking damages and royalties over Verizon’s use of its technology in computer networking, download security and video communications, according to a lawsuit filed in the Texas East-West Court, The Verge reported.

While the patents are not directly related to 5G, they are important to the functioning of the network, according to people familiar with the events. Many patents have related titles such as “Sending method, receiving and processing method, and apparatus for adjusting payload bandwidth of data transmission,” and since Huawei is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer (in 2018 nearly 15% of the company’s revenue was used in research and development), it’s no surprise that the company is so concerned about possible infringement.

In a statement, Huawei said: “Since 2015, Huawei has received more than $1.4 billion in patent license fees. To date, Huawei has also paid $6 billion for the legal use of patented technologies developed by industry peers. These license fees It has been handed over to American companies.”

Song Liuping, Huawei’s chief legal officer, also said: “Verizon’s products and services benefit from Huawei’s years of research and development of patented technologies. Over the years, we have successfully negotiated patent licensing agreements with many companies. Unfortunately, when no agreement can be reached, We have no choice but to seek legal redress.”

Huawei apparently isn’t asking for a specific amount of damages because it needs more information to come up with an accurate estimate, but it could cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

Huawei is currently focusing on just 12 patents because Huawei reportedly has evidence that Verizon is using them. Courts tend to deal with a small number of cases, but the Wall Street Journal reported in June that Huawei was seeking licensing fees from Verizon for more than 200 of its patents.

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