[Shenzhen, China, October 1, 2013]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, welcomed the ruling of Administrative Law Judge Essex of the United States International Trade Commission that there has been no Section 337 violation by Huawei in relation to the lawsuit brought by Flashpoint Technology.
Administrative Law Judge Essex concluded that Flashpoint Technology, a non-practicing entity, has failed to provide sufficient evidence to support its claims against Huawei for intellectual property rights infringements. This most recent ruling by the U.S. judge finds that Huawei's products need not be excluded from the United States for infringing patents in relation to image process technology.
As one the world's leading intellectual property rights (IPR) holders, Huawei has a strong record of respecting the intellectual property rights of others, as well as protecting our own. Huawei disagrees with non-practicing entities such as Flashpoint that seek to generate profit by licensing intellectual property, instead of through product research and development. Huawei also believes the development of the ICT industry is driven by innovation.
Huawei's intellectual property rights department currently has branches in China, the U.S., and Europe. Huawei also strictly abides by all applicable laws and regulations in the markets where it operates. As of Dec. 31 2012, Huawei had filed a total of 41,948 patent applications in China, 12,453 international applications based on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), and 14,494 patent applications in countries outside of China. 30,240 patents have been granted.