Not one, not two but 17 infringement complaints filed against Chinese device producer Meizu, getting already filed a week ago, after failing to discuss a patent licensing deal without court involvement.
The complaints were submitted in the intellectual courts in Beijing and Shanghai against Meizu for infringing Qualcomm’s patents addressing a broad range of features and tech used in smartphones, such as those relevant to 3G and 4G LTE wireless communication standard, Qualcomm statement.
The company repeated what it had said when they filed the first complaint: that it has for more than a year to discussed “in good faith” with Meizu to sign a patent license contract consistent with terms accepted by China’s National Development and Reform Commission in 2015.
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More than a hundred of Chinese companies have already approved these terms, such as the biggest Chinese mobile device provider, it stated, but Meizu “has refused to engage in good faith negotiations… choosing instead to engage only in delay tactics. Meizu did not respond to Qualcomm’s last offer in April 2016.”
Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Qualcomm, Don Rosenberg mentioned, “Meizu is attempting to obtain an unfair and improper cost advantage over its competitors”
Qualcomm arranged a negotiation with NDRC last year after a long running spat concerning their licensing procedures and costs.