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Meizu Vs Qualcomm: Meizu Wants To Settle But Only At A Reasonable Price

by Habeeb Onawole 5

Following Qualcomm’s 520 million Yuan suit against Meizu, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Meizu, Li Nan, says he agrees intellectual property use should be paid for and his company is going to do so but disagrees on them wanting an unequal treatment. While admitting that Meizu indeed used Qualcomm patents, he mentioned that the use of the patents still hasn’t broken any Chinese law.

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Mr. Nan says, all his company wants is a fair platform to negotiate the payments and eventually pay the royalties to Qualcomm. Qualcomm will have none of that as it feels that Chinese manufacturers are getting a huge discount compared to manufacturers from other countries.

The San-Francisco chip maker believes that Meizu’s refusal to pay presents an unequal relationship between Qualcomm and other manufacturers as it makes it appear that the chip maker is having difficulties collecting royalties from license partners. Mr. Nan, however disagrees with the statement.

Whichever way it goes, Meizu definitely wants the case settled out of court.

What do you think? Should this case be settled out of the court?

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  • princetom

    Qualcomm better settle out of court, Chinese OEM can gang up against Qualcomm if they feel cheated

    • Karly Johnston

      They already lowered their royalties for Chinese OEMs. If China ever wants global penetration they will have to start respecting IP rights.

    • JeffreyHF

      Qualcomm already settled with China, following the NDRC shakedown. At the same time, they’ve shifted important fabrication to SMIC, started a server JV with Guangdon, and licensed all the major Chinese handset manufacturers and most minors. Meizu is on the wrong side of the law, politics, and reality. They will not be allowed to freeload, at the expense of Xiaomi, Lenovo, ZTE, Huawei, and the rest.

    • mrcolj

      What in the world could “gang up” mean?

  • “Meizu is attempting to obtain an unfair and improper cost advantage over its competitors.

    Qualcomm has around 6000 alive patents related to Wireless technologies. These patents are mainly focused on LTE, UMTS, GSM, CDMA, Signal processor performance etc. More than 100 Chinese companies that are respectful of patent rights and have entered into license agreements in conformance with the resolution reached by Qualcomm with the NDRC,” Don Rosenberg continued.