Huawei said it has received more than $ 1.4 billion in license revenue since 2015 and paid more than $ 6 billion in royalties to legally enforce the intellectual property of other companies.
On Thursday, Huawei’s chief legal officer, Song Liuping, said at a news conference at the company’s Shenzhen headquarters that the court has never asked the Chinese company to pay damages for infringement of intellectual property and has been granted 87,805 patents, of which 11,152 are US patents.
Huawei, which holds the world’s most important 5G patents, according to the IPlytics consulting firm, is increasingly offensive in intellectual property rights litigation.
The United States has placed Huawei on an export blacklist for reasons of national security, preventing their US suppliers from selling to the world’s largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment and the second largest smartphone maker, without special permission.
The company, which has denied that its products pose a threat to security, has tried to defend itself in US courts.
Recently company sued the US government. For its law on defense, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), this largely banned the use of federal funds for the purchase of Huawei products for reasons of national security.
It has also asked the US carrier Verizon to pay license fees for more than 230 patents from the telecommunications equipment manufacturer and is seeking more than $ 1 billion,
Analysts said Huawei may be more inclined to monetize its US patents now that Washington’s market and supplier ban should cost the company $ 30 billion in revenue a year.
Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said
“I“would not weaponise” it patents, but also pointed out that the firm does have many “unclaimed patent royalties from other companies”.
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