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EU closes case after Huawei, InterDigital settle patent dispute

26
Feb
2014

European Union antitrust regulators closed the case brought by Chinese network equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd against and U.S. patent licensing firm InterDigital after they settled the patent dispute out of court. Desperate to protect their technology patent advantages and maximise revenues in a fiercely competitive industry, scores of companies, including Apple, Samsung and Google, are embroiled in disputes among themselves and with others. World No. 3 smartphone maker Huawei took its grievance to the European Commission two years ago, saying InterDigital demanded exploitative fees for the use of its 3G mobile phone patents. InterDigital could have been fined up to 10 percent of its revenues if the Commission had found in favour of Huawei.

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