Qualcomm alleges Meizu failed to comply with Chinese anti monopoly laws, sues

By Karan Raj Baruah | Published on 24 Jun 2016
Qualcomm alleges Meizu failed to comply with Chinese anti monopoly laws, sues
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Qualcomm say Meizu has been unwilling to negotiate and seeks a ruling relating to patents in wireless communication

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Qualcomm, in a statement through its website, announced that it has filed a complaint against Meizu in the Beijing Intellectual Property Court. It has requested a ruling that the terms of a patent offered by Qualcomm to Meizu has been failed to comply with China’s anti monopoly law. Patents related to 3G(WCDMA and CDMA2000) and 4G/LTE wireless communication standards are the ones that it seeks a ruling on.

Don Rosenberg, Executive VP of Qualcomm stated, “Qualcomm’s technologies are at the heart of all mobile devices. Meizu is choosing to use these technologies without a license, which is not only unlawful, but is unfair to other licensees that are acting in good faith and respectful of patent rights, and ultimately damaging to the mobile ecosystem and consumers.”

Qualcomm also said it would’ve preferred to reach a resolution with Meizu without a need for litigation, however Meizu has been unwilling to negotiate in good faith and enter into a license plan to rectify plan terms, it said. Qualcomm added that more than 100 other companies have accepted the rectified plan terms, including various leading Chinese manufacturers. Qualcomm maintained that it looks forward to increasing commitment and investing more in China for both Semiconductor and wireless ecosystems.

Earlier this year, Qualcomm announced hardware based biometric authentication and also incorprated Vulcan API into the Aderno 530 GPU. It also announced a new SOC optimized for wearable devices.

 

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