Ericsson to sue China’s ZTE over patent breaches -report

BEIJING, April 2 (Reuters) – Mobile equipment giant Ericcson
will sue state-owned Chinese telecom firm ZTE
after accusing it of infringing its patents, the
Financial Times reported.

Ericcson has filed lawsuits against ZTE in the United
Kingdom, Italy and Germany, saying the Chinese company has
breached its patents relating to second- and third-generation
wireless technologies known as GSM and WCDMA, the paper said
late on Friday.

Ericcson, the world’s biggest mobile phone equipment
manufacturer, will ask the courts to ban the sales of ZTE
products that include technologies where the Swedish company’s
patents have allegedly been breached.

The company’s chief intellectual property officer said ZTE
had refused to sign a licensing agreement despite at least four
years of talks.

(Reporting by David Stanway; Editing by Ron Popeski)

Ericsson to sue China’s ZTE over patent breaches -report