Huawei settles all global patent infringement lawsuits with Samsung, says Chinese court

The two companies have filed more than 40 lawsuits worldwide since 2011.

16 April 2019, Great Britain, London: A production model of the Samsung Galaxy Fold Tablet smartphone, recorded during a presentation. The Android device for around 2000 euros is to be launched on the European market on 3 May 2019. (to dpa "Samsung shows serial version of his fold-out smartphone Fold") Photo: Simon Nagel/dpa

Huawei, the world’s second-largest smartphone maker, reached a global settlement of its patent infringement lawsuits with South Korean tech major Samsung, according to China’s state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV).

The two companies have reached a patent licensing agreement after mediation efforts by the High People’s Court of Guangdong and began to withdraw all relevant worldwide lawsuits, setting a “good example” of properly handling legal disputes, CCTV’s report said, citing an unnamed high court source.

Huawei and Samsung have filed more than 40 lawsuits worldwide since 2011. Earlier this year, Reuters reported that the two companies had agreed to settle a two-year-old patent dispute in the United States.