The case, filed in 2016, involves both phone makers suing each other for breach of contract and patent infringement. A trial for the case was set to start in September, when the jury would’ve heard Samsung’s allegations that Huawei breached itsobligations. FRAND — an acronym for “fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory” — is the concept that some patents need to be shared and should be done so at fair rates.
In 2016, Huawei sued Samsung for allegedlyAnd in 2017, a Chinese court ordered Samsung to (around $11.6 million) for patent violations.
China’s Huawei, the world’s largest supplier of telecom equipment and the No. 2 smartphone maker, has had a complicated relationship with the US. The company has been accused of violating US sanctions on Iran, stealing US technology and spying for the Chinese government.
Samsung and Huawei didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
You can read the settlement notice here: