German Court Rules in Huawei vs ZTE
SHENZHEN, China -- ZTE Corporation (ZTE) welcomes two decisions made by the Düsseldorf district court in Germany on 21 March, 2013 in favor of the company, strengthening the company’s defense against claims by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. over some patents related to LTE technology. The court dismissed all of Huawei’s claims in the litigation over European patent EP 2 033 335 (EP’335) related to both base stations and mobile terminals. In the litigation over European patent EP 2 090 050 (EP ‘050), the court decided to stay the case and refer to the European Court of Justice (EJC) several questions concerning the application of the European Union competition law. ZTE regards intellectual property as central to the company’s business, and is committed to increasing its competitiveness in patent assets. ZTE was ranked No. 1 in international patent applications by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in each of the past two years. In 2012, ZTE filed 37% more patents under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) than a year earlier, and became the first Chinese company to be among the Top-10 patent applicants at the European Patent Office. ZTE Corp.