It seems that Huawei has grown tired of receiving blows from the United States, and there is no better defense than a good attack, and that is why it has taken legal action against several American companies for patent infringement, being in this lawsuit top-tier companies worldwide like Verizon, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Cisco.
Huawei thus takes advantage of the adjustments made by the United States Government in the FRAND agreement (reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing/fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms), which have allowed the Chinese company to sue the mentioned companies. In other words, the amendments have made it easier for Huawei to take legal action against these companies.
This move comes just after TSMC announced that it will stop supplying processors to the company at the express order of the United States, and despite the fact that TSMC is based in Taiwan, its foundries use machinery made from components made in the United States, more than enough reason for Huawei to be affected by the US veto.
In this lawsuit, Huawei is demanding the payment of royalties for hundreds of patents that these companies are allegedly using fraudulently. In particular, the sources claimed that this event could also be used by the Chinese company to force the courts to discover the confidential information of Verizon and its suppliers. In simpler terms, Huawei could gain comprehensive access to its competitor’s products and technology.
This drastic turn of events had not been seen by the United States, which had not considered that the Chinese company would take advantage of United States patent law to use it against American companies. If the demand prospers, the defendant companies will suffer a great financial impact, so now it only remains to wait and see how this new front evolves with Huawei as the protagonist.