Qualcomm Huawei License Agreement

“We made profits above the high end of our range, continued our product and licensing business and entered into a new long-term patent licensing agreement with Huawei, all of which position us well for the 2020 balance and beyond,” Mollenkopf said. According to Qualcomm, the global licensing agreement returns to Huawei, effective January 1, 2020, rights to certain patents of the San Diego-based tech company. By comparison, Huawei Qualcomm will pay $1.8 billion to cover the license fee due in 2019 – based on its previous global licensing agreement – and the first six months of the 2020 calendar based on the new patent license. While details of the deal are confidential, Qualcomm said the pact includes a cross-licensing agreement that grants rights to some Huawei patents. According to Qualcomm, the agreement includes a cross-license that restores rights to certain Huawei patents and covers sales from January 1, 2020. Qualcomm, however, has not announced when it could start delivering 5G products to Huawei. Of course, we know that this will not be possible at this time. Earlier in the week, it was reported that Qualcomm had obtained a Huawei license. KeyBanc, a well-known Wall Street investment bank, said earlier this week that Qualcomm had obtained an export license to supply 4G chips to Huawei. The agreement came unexpectedly in the context of an increasingly bitter political struggle between Washington and Beijing for technology in general and Huawei in particular. The Trump administration has accused China of stealing trade secrets and using technology, including Huaweis, as a potential spy vehicle. China and Huawei have denied the allegations.

Qualcomm said it has settled a lengthy dispute with Huawei and entered into a global patent licensing agreement with the world`s largest smartphone maker, which clears up uncertainty as it wants to tap into the growth of the latest 5G phones. (Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc on Friday obtained a license from the U.S. government to sell 4G mobile phone chips to China`s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. , an exception to trade restrictions imposed by the United States in increasing tension with China. This is the right time for Qualcomm to get a licensing agreement with Huawei. The European Court of Justice and the Federal Court of Justice have already ruled on the FRAND rules: the European Court of Justice (ECJ) raised the issue with the Huawei vs ZTE decision in 2015, the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof – BGH) only in May 2020 in the Sisvel vs Haier case. Both courts set criteria for the availability of licensees. At the end of the year, the US authorities also issued a statement of principle in which they strengthened the right of patent holders and licensees to appeal for MS violations under the frand obligation. Qualcomm had already signed a sensational licensing agreement with Apple last year – we reported it. Huawei, which has strong market power in the mobile phone sector, has long resisted Qualcomm`s licensing applications.