(Yicai Global) Feb. 7 -- China's largest telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies has filed 12 patent infringement lawsuits against American carrier Verizon in the United States.
The Shenzhen-based plaintiff filed the suits in the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, according to company's website. Huawei negotiated with Verizon for some time and furnished a detail list of the patents and evidence of Verizon's breach before filing the suits, it added, saying the pair could not come to an agreement on terms of their license agreement.
"Verizon's related products and services benefit from Huawei's patented technology," said Song Liuping, Huawei's chief legal officer. Huawei has negotiated patent licensing agreements with many industry players for many years, and seeking a third-party judicial authority's decision when negotiations cannot resolve the issue is industry practice."
Huawei holds more than 80,000 patents worldwide and has over 10,000 recognized in the US.
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