News from China: April 2017

Huawei succeeds at First Instance in Patent Infringement action against Samsung - Court awards RMB 80 Million (approx. US$ 11.6 million) Compensation

A first instance judgment of the Quanzhou Intermediate People’s Court has held three Defendant Samsung companies liable for infringement of Huawei Terminal Co.’s invention patent.  The Samsung companies are Samsung (China) Investment Co., Ltd, Huizhou Samsung, and Tianjin Samsung. The Court ordered the Defendants to cease the infringement immediately; to compensate Huawei, jointly, for economic loss in the sum of 80 million yuan; and to pay 500,000 yuan costs.

华为维权首案宣判胜诉 三星赔华为8000万元

泉州中院受理的华为公司维权案一审宣判:三星(中国)投资有限公司等三被告构成对华为终端有限公司的专利侵权,判决三被告应立即停止对华为公司享有的涉案发明专利权的侵害;电讯公司和电器公司也得立即停止相关侵权行为;惠州三星、天津三星、三星投资公司应连带赔偿华为公司经济损失8000万元,并支付华为公司为制止侵权行为所支付的合理费用50万元。