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Qualcomm Files Complaint against Meizu in China

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Qualcomm says that it has filed a complaint against China's Meizu alleging that the company is using its patents without a license.

The complaint requests rulings that the terms of a patent license offered by Qualcomm to Meizu comply with China's Anti-Monopoly Law. The complaint also seeks a ruling that the offered patent license terms should form the basis for a patent license with Meizu for Qualcomm's technologies.

Qualcomm says that it has negotiated extensively with Meizu to sign a patent license agreement, but that Meizu has been unwilling to negotiate in good faith.

"Qualcomm's technologies are at the heart of all mobile devices. Meizu is choosing to use these technologies without a license, which is not only unlawful, but is unfair to other licensees," said Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel of Qualcomm.

More than 100 other companies have already accepted the rectification plan terms, including the largest Chinese mobile device suppliers.

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