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US-China Trade Tensions Expand to Patent Law

A US senator has filed proposed legislation to prevent Huawei Technologies from seeking patent damages in US courts.  The proposed legislation would prevent companies on certain US government watch lists from bringing legal action for patent infringement in the US.  Huawei happens to be one company on the relevant lists. 

The introduction of the proposed legislation follows a demand from Huawei that US-based Verizon Communications pay US$1 billion in license fees to use Huawei’s patented technology. Read more about Huawei’s developing patent situation.

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