Huawei has become a licensee and member of the 3,200 strong community of the Open Invention Network (OIN) licensees, reinforcing its commitment to OSS as an enabler of advanced communications systems.
HEVC Advance, an independent licensing administrator, today announced that Huawei, along with its affiliates, have become Licensors and Licensees of the HEVC Advance HEVC/H.265 Patent Pool.
Patent Fight
Facebook has lost a case of patent infringement against BlackBerry in Germany, where the preliminary verdict of the court was in favour of BlackBerry. In its current form, Facebook may no longer offer some of its own apps, including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram in Germany. In nine cases, the court ruled for BlackBerry.
HTC has suspended the sale of its smartphones in the UK, as part of an ongoing patent dispute. Non-practising entity IPCom claimed that, as a result of its claim of patent infringement, HTC had indicated it would suspend the sale and importation of the recently launched Desire 12 handset to the UK market, in addition to taking steps to stop sales of all of its mobile devices in the UK.
A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California has found that Apple iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X infringe two Qualcomm patents, U.S. Patent No. 8,838,949, and U.S. Patent No. 9,535,490, and Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X infringe Qualcomm's U.S. Patent No. 8,633,936.