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The United States wants to deprive Huawei of its patent rights in the United States, involving at least 3,195 patents.

via:博客园     time:2019/6/18 13:40:31     readed:142


Senator Marco Rubio

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio introduced legislation Monday to prevent Huawei from seeking damages in the U.S. Patent Court after asking Verizon to pay a $1 billion patent licensing fee, Reuters reported.

According to the amendment seen by Reuters, companies on the U.S. government watch list (including Huawei) are not allowed to seek U.S. patent relief under U.S. law, including legal proceedings for patent infringement.

On June 12, a person familiar with the matter said Huawei told Verizon that it should pay licensing fees for more than 230 patents, totaling more than $1 billion.

This seems to be a new strategy in Huawei's protracted battle with the U.S. government.

Rubio is one of the main mouthpieces of Republican foreign policy in the United States. He proposed that the measure should be included in the annual Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets policy for the Department of Defense spending.

Although the measure is still a few steps away from becoming law, legislators have successfully used NDAA to suppress Huawei in the past few years.

According to Fairview Research's IFI Claims Patent Service, Huawei filed 3195 patents in the United States from 2017 to January 2019.

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