Maxell, Huawei Reach Terms To End Smartphone Patent Suit

By Nadia Dreid (February 21, 2019, 10:07 PM EST) -- Huawei has reached a deal with Japanese electronics manufacturer Maxell that will allow it to escape a suit accusing it of infringing a number of Maxell smartphone patents, just in time to avoid a hearing scheduled for this week.

The terms of the settlement are confidential, but Maxell Ltd. and Huawei Device Co. Ltd. told a Texas federal court Monday that "all matters in controversy between the parties have been settled in principle." The deal was announced only three days before a scheduled hearing, the subject of which wasn't clear from the court's calendar listing.

The agreement brings to an end...

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