Huawei has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. one of the biggest telecommunications companies – Verizon for patent infringement and the jury selection for this case will begin on Wednesday.
In 2020, Huawei filed lawsuits in U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. The company is seeking compensation for Verizon’s use of patent technology that is protected by 12 of Huawei’s US patents.
“Verizon’s products and services have benefited from patented technology that Huawei developed over many years of research and development,” said Dr. Song Liuping, Huawei’s Chief Legal Officer.
In 2019, Huawei held talks with Verizon that it should pay licensing fees for more than 230 of Huawei’s patents. The telecom giant Verizon to pay over $1billion USD for these patents of which, Verizon failed to reach an agreement on license terms.
“Huawei simply asking Verizon to 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,” said Huawei in a statement.
According to Reuters, the Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Wednesday in Huawei’s suit filed in the Eastern District of Texas that involves a small number of patents related to the optical transport network, while another texas lawsuit, related to wireless patent, is set to trial in October. Apart from this, the jury selection could get delayed by one or two days in the coming.