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Huawei Faces UK Sales Ban Due to Royalty Payments to Patent Troll

by Martin 1

It looks like Huawei may be facing a sales ban in the UK if it fails to pay royalties to a patent troll, according to a new ruling by the High Court of England and Wales.

The lawsuit between the Chinese manufacturer and a US-based data software firm called Unwired Planet has been going on for more than three years now. The case stems from a slew of patents the latter acquired from Ericsson back in 2013.

With this latest ruling, Huawei will have to pay between 0.032 and 0.064 percent of the selling price of any of their devices included in the supposed patent infringement in royalties. That amounts to more than 2 million Pounds for the company’s 2016 sales alone.

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While Huawei has said that it is willing to pay the fees and has iterated that it will not affect its business, the company plans to file an appeal by the end of the month to try and overturn the decision.

(source)

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  • Fox Hunter

    i hate patent trolls, i hope they all die, death to patent trolls!!! abolish IP laws!!! no more patents!!! Patents have stifled innovation instead of protecting them, patents have made things more expensive than they should be. No patent laws, no patent trolls!!!

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