Quanzhou intermediate people’s court accepted the case recently but did not say what Huawei was claiming.
In May, Huawei said it sued Samsung in the United States and China, seeking compensation for what the Chinese firm said was unlicensed use of fourth-generation cellular communications technology, operating systems and user interface software in Samsung phones.
That marked a reversal of roles in China, as phone makers there have often been on the receiving end of such lawsuits.
A Samsung spokeswoman said the company will “thoroughly review the complaint” and take appropriate action to defend its interests. Huawei is also not officially commenting.