Motorola and Huawei Settle Nokia Siemens Spat
Motorola Solutions and Huawei today announced that they've reached an agreement over the transfer of Huawei's intellectual property to Nokia Siemens Networks. Motorola is selling a portion of its wireless networking business to Nokia Siemens. Huawei sued the companies to block the sale, as Huawei feared that Motorola would transfer intellectual property owned by Huawei to its rival Nokia Siemens as part of the deal. The companies have agreed that Motorola Solutions can transfer its commercial agreements with Huawei to Nokia Siemens for a fee. Nokia Siemens may receive and use that intellectual property to service the networks Motorola deployed using Huawei’s products and technologies. The acquisition is still being reviewed by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, but has received regulatory approval from the U.S. government.
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.
Huawei Says It's Not Giving Up On the US Market
Huawei plans to soldier on in the U.S. market despite recent setbacks.
Best Buy to Stop Selling Huawei Phones
Best Buy is expected to drop products made by Huawei over the next few weeks, reports CNET. Citing a source familiar with Best Buy's plan, CNET says the company will sell through the stock of devices such as Huawei's smartphones that are already in its stores, but the electronics retailer will not replenish supplies of Huawei phones.
Motorola Solutions Acquires PTT Provider Kodiak Networks
Motorola Solutions today said it has agreed to acquire Kodiak Networks for an undisclosed sum. Motorola Solutions is the not the Lenovo-owned company behind Motorola smartphones; rather, Motorola Solutions is a separate corporation that handles first-responder and push-to-talk hardware, and wireless networking equipment.