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Huawei Sues Verizon for Patent Infringement

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Today, Huawei filed patent infringement lawsuits against Verizon in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. The company is seeking compensation for Verizon’s use of patented technology that is protected by 12 of Huawei’s US patents.

“Verizon’s products and services have benefited from patented technology that Huawei developed over many years of research and development,” said Dr. Song Liuping, Huawei’s Chief Legal Officer.

As a leading communications equipment and smart device provider, Huawei re-invests 10% to 15% of its revenue in R&D each year. The company has spent more than $70 billion US dollars on R&D in the past decade, which has resulted in more than 80,000 patents worldwide – including over 10,000 patents in the United States alone. These innovations are not just the cornerstone of Huawei’s own success; they are also widely used by companies around the world, delivering value both in the United States and elsewhere.

Before filing the lawsuits in Texas, Huawei negotiated with Verizon for a significant period of time, during which the company provided a detailed list of patents and factual evidence of Verizon’s use of Huawei patents. The two parties were unable to reach an agreement on license terms.

“We invest heavily in R&D because we want to provide our customers with the best possible telecommunications solutions,” continued Dr. Song. “We share these innovations with the broader industry through license agreements.”

“For years now we have successfully negotiated patent license agreements with many companies. Unfortunately, when no agreement can be reached, we have no choice but to seek a legal remedy.”

“This is the common practice in the industry. Huawei is simply asking that Verizon respect Huawei’s investment in research and development by either paying for the use of our patents, or refraining from using them in its products and services.”

Huawei respects and protects intellectual property rights, advocating the legitimate sharing of patented technologies through cross-license or paid license agreements. For more than two decades, Huawei has engaged in extensive cross-license negotiations with major patent holders in the telecommunications industry, signing more than 100 license agreements with major ICT vendors in the United States, Europe, Japan, and South Korea.

Since 2015, Huawei has received more than US$1.4 billion dollars in patent license fees. To date, it has also paid over US$6 billion dollars for the legitimate use of patented technologies developed by industry peers. 80% of these license fees have gone to companies in the United States.

Innovation and protection of intellectual property are the cornerstone of Huawei’s success. In 2018, Huawei’s R&D expenditure reached US$15 billion dollars, close to 15% of the company’s annual revenue. Huawei was ranked fifth on the 2019 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, published by European Commission.

Huawei is more than willing to continue sharing its leading R&D accomplishments with the industry and society as a whole. This includes both US companies and consumers, because sharing innovation more broadly is what drives the industry forward.

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Samsung Presents Its Latest Digital Signage Innovations at Visual Experience Showcase 2020

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Samsung Electronics is today inviting all customers, partners, and fans of Samsung digital signage to explore all the latest visual display solutions and innovations that help businesses to realize their full potential.

As a leader in the digital signage market for the last 11 consecutive years,1 Samsung is leading the way in enabling businesses to achieve transformation in response to major global shifts. The Visual Experience event showcases the latest innovations from Samsung’s visual display business, highlighting the ideal solution for any business in industries.

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“Samsung’s Visual Experience Showcase will present how we can continue to empower customers and partners to navigate the world through disruptions and dynamic changes,” said Jong-Hee Han, President of Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics. “We are excited to bring our full portfolio to life like never before and we look forward to continuing our mission in transforming the way we work and live through visual display technology.”

The experience allows visitors to view and learn more about various solutions across different virtual zones. The centerpiece of Samsung VX is The Wall, a groundbreaking modular LED display that is now available in a wider variety of pixel pitches and specifications. For educational use, Samsung Flip showcases the possibilities of interactive learning. ‘Webex on Flip’, powered by Cisco’s video conference solution, also provides a more effective collaboration solution, enabling a 2-way whiteboard writing experience for users across multiple locations. Visitors can also explore QLED 8K, outdoor, videowalls, and LED signage along with the MagicINFO solution, demonstrating the benefit of Samsung technology for any business setting from retail, corporate to outdoors.

To join the experience and learn more, please visit this LINK.

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Motorola Software Supports Coronavirus Patient Recovery in Brazil

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As coronavirus continues to impact communities around the world, many healthcare professionals seek innovative ways to care for those infected. When patients do recover enough from COVID-19 to be discharged from the hospital, they often face a long and challenging road to wellness. Dealing with lingering symptoms, uncertainty about future immunity, and wildly disparate living situations, recovering patients need ways to be monitored and supported. Custom-designed technology can help.

To assist in the recovery phase of coronavirus, Motorola teams quickly developed a software solution to monitor COVID-19 patients after they leave the Unicamp Hospital de Clínicas in Campinas, Brazil.

Upon discharge from the hospital, the patient receives a card with a QR Code and the registration number of the doctor responsible for the remote monitoring. When scanned, the code opens a customized browser in the patient’s smartphone—meaning no special app needs to be installed.

For 14 days, the patient will answer five simple questions about their state of health, recording symptoms and biometrics such as temperature, amount of coughing, tiredness, and shortness of breath during the previous 24 hours. After the patient completes the questionnaire, their information is logged into the hospital system. If any coronavirus symptoms are detected or if there are any concerns, the data is sent directly to the doctors, who will get in touch with the patient for further instructions.

“Since this is a new disease, many people feel insecure about the possibility of their condition getting worse,” said Plínio Trabasso, the epidemiologist responsible for the COVID-19 monitoring system at the Unicamp HC. “Therefore, having a doctor monitor their progress – even at a distance – and having an open channel to the hospital without the patient having to leave home increases their feeling and their degree of safety.”

Motorola COVID-19 patient recovery software

The measure offers the patient greater convenience and helps promote social isolation to reduce the potential for contagion in the community.

Since the implementation of the solution, monitoring has become faster and more efficient. Before deploying the new software, a hospital attendant had to call each one of the patients every day to ask the basic questions and then send responses along to the doctor. Now, the doctor receives their patients’ questionnaires in real time and hospital attendants do not need to contact patients daily.

“As soon as the solution is fully implemented and working perfectly, it may be extended to other public hospitals and may even be used to monitor patients with different diseases,” said Edilson Silva, Software Development manager in Motorola’s “Dogfooding” team.

Edilson’s team is responsible for testing Motorola’s innovations amongst employee and volunteer populations—getting real-world feedback to inform their work. They are skilled at iterating and customizing new solutions to meet customer needs. The Dogfooding team’s approach to problem solving is readily applicable to the complex and ever-evolving challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Motorola’s solution to monitoring recovering COVID-19 patients at home is just one example of how the company is responding to global needs during the coronavirus pandemic. While this donation is only in use in Brazil, the software will continue to be evaluated, improved, and hopefully implemented in other public hospitals to support the efforts of healthcare providers.

Source: Motorola Blog

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GERMAN COURT FINDS IN FAVOR OF LG ELECTRONICS IN IP SUIT AGAINST BEKO, GRUNDIG

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LG Electronics Inc. (LG) has prevailed in a decision by the the Munich (Ger.) District Court I ruling that Turkish-based home appliance companies Beko Deutschland GmbH and Grundig Intermedia GmbH had infringed LG’s patent. The lawsuits centered on the unlicensed implementation of LG’s freezer door-ice making technology.

LG will now seek an injunction on the sale of infringing refrigerators produced by Ar-çelik A.Ş. in Turkey and imported and sold by Beko and Grundig. LG’s freezer door-ice making technology was originally developed by LG for its Side-by-Side refrigerator models and is included in a portfolio of more than 400 patents specifically relating to door-ice making technology.

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“LG Electronics is pleased with the court’s decision that Turkish companies should not be allowed to continue using technology developed by many LG engineers over thousands of hours without due compensation,” said Jeon Saeng-gyu, executive vice president of LG’s Intellectual Property Center. “On behalf of innovators and creators world over, LG will continue to challenge the practice of intellectual property theft by companies that believe they can benefit from the hard work of others.”

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