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Samsung sues Huawei for alleged patent violations

Samsung Electronics Co. sued Chinese smartphone maker Huawei for allegedly violating six of its patents in the latest move in a series of deepening patent disputes between Asian smartphone giants.

The South Korean company said Friday that it took legal action to defend its intellectual property despite efforts to resolve the dispute amicably.

"At all times we have faithfully negotiated with other patent holders for the fair licensing of technology in order to ensure fair competition and continued growth in the industry," the company said in an emailed statement.

"However, despite our best efforts to resolve this matter amicably, it has regrettably...