Last week Qualcomm filed a complaint at the Intellectual Property Court in Beijing against Meizu for patent infringement. There was no mention of the amount Qualcomm was seeking in damages but news reaching us today says Qualcomm wants 520 million Yuan in damages. Even though Meizu doesn’t use Qualcomm chipsets, the American company says Meizu has found a way to make use of some of their patents without seeking for permission or paying royalties.
Meizu has released an official statement saying that the company has always attached importance to the protection of intellectual property and has never refused to pay for legal patents. The statement also says that the company has had multiple talks with Qualcomm and are disappointed that Qualcomm has taken them to court. Meizu says it will hold a press conference on Tuesday, 28th of June regarding the lawsuit.