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Huawei launches legal action against Verizon alleging unauthorized patent use – Source Reuters Tech News

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has launched legal action against Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N), alleging the U.S. carrier used 12 of its patents without authorization.

FILE PHOTO: A man stands next to the logo of Verizon at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Photo

The telecommunications equipment maker is seeking compensation for the use of its technology in areas such as computer networking, download security and video communications, and is also seeking ongoing royalty payments, showed documents filed with the Eastern and Western District courts in Texas.

Verizon has previously declined to comment on its patent dispute with the Huawei.

“Verizon’s products and services have benefited from patented technology that Huawei developed over many years of research and development,” Huawei’s Chief Legal Office said in a statement.

“Huawei is simply asking that Verizon respect Huawei’s…

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