Huawei Reaches Deal To Settle E-Watch Phone Patent Suit

By Kevin Penton (January 27, 2017, 9:56 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge signed off Friday on a confidential settlement that resolves allegations China-based telecom giant Huawei infringed e-Watch Inc. patents covering cellphone camera technology.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne agreed to drop Huawei Device Co. Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary from a case in which e-Watch accused almost a dozen mobile device makers of infringing its patents for systems that can capture and transmit digital images on a camera phone.

Thursday's two-paragraph-long motion did not lay out the details of the settlement aside from saying that the parties' claims and counter-claims will be dismissed with prejudice and that...

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