Meizu is a Chinese smartphone brand that makes devices that used to mimic hardware and software design of iPhones. However, Meizu has come a long way and maintained their unique standard in the mobile market competing with the domestic companies like Xiaomi and Huawei in Mainland China.

According to Qualcomm, Meizu has used Qualcomm technologies in their devices for 3G/4G communication without a valid license. These patents are copyrights of one of the best SoC manufacturers, Qualcomm.

Meizu MX3 Hands-On

Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel of Qualcomm, said in a statement.

“Qualcomm’s technologies are at the heart of all mobile devices. “Meizu is choosing to use Qualcomm’s technologies without a license, which is not only unlawful, but is unfair to other licensees that are acting in good faith and respectful of patent rights, and ultimately damaging to the mobile ecosystem and consumers”. 

Meizu Vice President Li Nan wrote on his official page on the WeChat messaging application.

“Meizu has always been staying in close communication with Qualcomm on the patent issue, and has conducted several in-depth discussions with them. We respect Qualcomm’s right to take legal action if they’re not satisfied with the business negotiation.”

Qualcomm has negotiated extensively, and in good faith, with Meizu to sign a patent license agreement consistent with the terms of the rectification plan but Meizu. However, the Chinese brand has been unwilling to negotiate, while unfairly expanding its business through the use of Qualcomm’s innovations without compensating Qualcomm for the use of Qualcomm’s valuable technologies.

Source:- Qualcomm | Via:- WSJ