Huawei files lawsuits accusing Samsung of violating patents

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei says it has filed lawsuits in the United States and China accusing rival mobile phone maker Samsung of violating its patents on key technologies. Huawei Technologies Ltd.'s announcement Wednesday highlighted the rising status of Asian competitors as...

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei says it has filed lawsuits in the United States and China accusing rival mobile phone maker Samsung of violating its patents on key technologies.

Huawei Technologies Ltd.'s announcement Wednesday highlighted the rising status of Asian competitors as technology creators in the fast-growing global mobile phone industry.

Huawei said it wants "reasonable compensation" but gave no financial figure for its claim against Samsung Electronics Ltd.

Samsung is the biggest mobile phone vendor, accounting for 24.5 percent of global sales in the first quarter of this year, according to research firm IDC. Apple was No. 2 with 15.3 percent and Huawei was in third place with 8.2 percent.

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