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Huawei sues U.S. firm InterDigital in China over patent practices


By Jan Wolfe

(Reuters) - Inc on Monday said filed a lawsuit against it in China, alleging the U.S. firm had not licensed its intellectual property on fair terms.

The lawsuit, filed on Jan 2. in the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court, alleged violated an obligation to license patents that are essential to 3G, 4G and on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms, said in a regulatory filing.

Huawei asked the court to determine a royalty rate that would apply to its from 2019 to 2023, Wilmington, Delaware-based InterDigital said.

A Huawei did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

InterDigital is a research and development company that generates revenue by licensing a global portfolio of patents on its innovations in

InterDigital said it had a patent licensing agreement with Huawei that expired at the end of 2018.

(Reporting by Jan Wolfe; Editing by Bill Trott)

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 19:47 IST