Court Puts Hold On Motorola-NSN Deal at Huawei's Request
At a hearing that took place Monday evening, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued an order to temporarily halts Nokia Siemens Networks' acquisition of Motorola's wireless radio business. The judge presiding over the case sided with Huawei, which sought to block the deal over fears that Motorola would share Huawei's intellectual property with NSN. The court said in a statement, "Defendant Motorola [is] hereby ordered not to disclose any of Plaintiff’s confidential information to Defendant Nokia Siemens Networks." The court also ordered the companies to notify Huawei if China's Ministry of Commerce — the last regulatory body holding up the sale — takes any action regarding the acquisition. Huawei filed a complaint earlier this week, alleging that Motorola has access to Huawei's wireless patents. Huawei wants to make sure those patents don't land in Nokia Siemens Network's hands, as the two companies are competitors.
Hands On with Huawei Nova Plus
Huawei churned out two mid-range handsets in Berlin, the Nova and Nova Plus. The phones share most features, but the Plus is a bit bigger thanks to the larger screen and battery.
Huawei Says It's Not Giving Up On the US Market
Huawei plans to soldier on in the U.S. market despite recent setbacks.
Nokia and Huawei Sign Patent Deal
Nokia today said it has signed a multi-year patent licensing agreement with Huawei. Terms of the deal, including the patents in question and pricing structure, were not disclosed.
Samsung Hits Huawei with Handful of Complaints
Samsung has sued Huawei in China for patent infringement. The Korean phone maker says several of Huawei's devices, including the Mate8 and Honor line, are violating six of its technology patents.