July 6, according to US media reports, Zhou Erhua filed patent litigation in the United States for the Eastern District of Texas court, accusing the US wireless carrier T-Mobile and its refusal to reach a patent license agreement, and continued violation of its own patents. Huawei has been made in accordance with fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms of the license to use its T-Mobile 4G patents, but T-Mobile refused this request. The dispute dates back to 2014, when Huawei would like Nebraska Bellevue T-Mobile patent licensing negotiations, but T-Mobile reluctant to sign non-disclosure agreements, negotiations leading to termination.
Earlier this year, Huawei has submitted several cases of patent infringement litigation. Huawei has not proposed compensation requirements. Instead, the company asked the court to release can promote the two companies signed a license agreement announcement.
The troubles that T-Mobile in contradiction with one of the world's largest telecommunications equipment company, as this is a very controversial and patent litigation for years. For example, Microsoft and Motorola spent millions of dollars and years of time on the video and WiFi patent dispute. Huawei in June 2014 on the contacted T-Mobile, to require the latter to sign a non-disclosure agreement for patent licensing negotiations.
T-Mobile reportedly refused to sign such an agreement, the negotiations came to a halt. T-Mobile agreed to discuss the license agreement, but ultimately rejected the proposal Huawei and Huawei accused of asking unfair and unreasonable. Huawei Huawei asked the court to declare compliance with fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory patent license requirements and judgment T-Mobile do not want to sign a patent license. Earlier this year, Huawei has established R & D facilities in Bellevue, over the years has been in the Puget Sound area employees.
Now Huawei to expand recruitment next year is expected to reach 100 people. The company's worldwide staff of 160,000. T-Mobile recent explosive growth in each quarter over the past two years the number of customers grew more than 200 million, and began to grow into a profit. In this regard, T-Mobile did not immediately respond to a comment request.