Phone giants lose patent action

William Xu, HuaweiA High Court judge ruled today that a set of patents owned by a company called Unwired Planet were infringed by a number of manufacturers.

Huawei and Samsung were sued by Unwired Planet and Judge Colin Birss ruled in favour of the plaintiffs, assessing that both companies breached patents.

Unwired is in possession of over 2,000 patents formerly owned by Ericsson and the judge said its patents were an integral part of 4G networks.

According to Bloomberg, Unwired had also sued Google, but that case was settled out of court.

It’s not known whether Huawei or Samsung will battle against the verdict.