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ZTE Sues Huawei For Patent Infringement, Again

Chinese telecom company ZTE has taken legal action against Huawei yet again, this time for allegedly infringing its TD-LDE patents, new reports suggest.

As reported in the Marbridge Daily, a ZTE official confirmed this fresh legal challenge against Huawei last week. The official also revealed that they filed the law suit in Shenzhen, and that the suit was duly accepted by the court which ha already begun the legal proceedings, Mobile Business Briefing (opens in new tab) reports.

Huawei also reportedly confirmed the report. It has been learned that ZTE’s lawsuit asks the court to immediately enforce a ban on the manufacturing of the TD-LTE equipment, and to prevent Huawei from conducting TD-LTE technology trials.

China Mobile, the world’s largest telecom operator is believed to be testing and rolling out the TD-LTE technology.

There are also unconfirmed reports of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) stepping forward to ease the tension between the two Chinese tech giants, but without much success.

Last month ZTE launched multiple legal assaults on Huawei for various reasons including alleged infringement of its “family patents”, as well as another patent related to a USB connection device.