Huawei terms patent talks with US carrier Verizon as 'common' business activity

Huawei terms patent talks with US carrier Verizon as 'common' business activity

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Huawei said its patent talks with US carrier Verizon is “common” business activity and such negotiations should not be politicized, days after a senator filed legislation to prevent the Chinese firm from seeking damages in American courts.

The company has demanded that Verizon pay licensing fees for more than 230 of the telecoms equipment maker’s patents and is seeking over $1 billion, a person has told Reuters, against a background of mounting U.S.-China trade tensions.

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