Huawei Sues Verizon in U.S. Over Patents

February 7, 2020 4:05 am

Beijing (PingWest)—Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, filed a lawsuit against U.S. carrier Verizon to demand it pay fees for the use of a dozen patents in its networks on Wednesday, Wall Street Journal reported.

The Wall Street Journal first reported last year that Huawei was demanding payments from Verizon for allegedly using its patents without a license. The lawsuit comes after the two sides met numerous times in the U.S., as recently as last month, to discuss the dispute without a resolution.

It is the third recent high-profile lawsuit that Huawei has filed in the U.S. Last year, the Chinese company sued the Trump administration, seeking to block a law prohibiting U.S. agencies and contractors from buying its products. It is also suing the Federal Communications Commission over a rule prohibiting U.S. rural carriers from accessing a federal subsidy to buy Huawei equipment.