ZTE gets break in German suit from Huawei

Michael Carroll
25 Mar 2013

The European Court of Justice is set to decide the outcome of an LTE patent battle between Chinese vendors ZTE and Huawei.

A district court in Germany has called on the Court of Justice to consider a number of questions relating to the way EU competition law is applied as part of ruling on a lawsuit brought by Huawei against ZTE in April 2011. The questions relate to a patent covering the ‘method and apparatus of establishing a synchronization signal in a communication system,’ and is one of two patents included in Huawei’s action.

The district court dismissed Huawei’s other claim, which related to LTE base stations and mobile terminals.

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