Judge Rips Litigation Strategy In Samsung, Huawei IP Row

Law360, San Francisco (March 14, 2018, 10:06 PM EDT) --  A California federal judge said Wednesday that he is inclined to grant Samsung's bid to block a Chinese injunction barring the company from selling smartphones that allegedly infringe two Huawei patents, but he criticized attorneys on both sides for adopting a litigation strategy that doesn't seem to be in the best interest of their clients.

During a hearing in San Francisco, U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick expressed his frustration with counsel for both parties, noting that both Huawei Technologies Co., based in Shenzhen, China, and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., headquartered in South Korea, have been duking out their patent licensing dispute...

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