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Samsung hit with another patent lawsuit, but not by Apple

Chinese telecom giant Huawei filed lawsuits against Samsung, claiming that it is illegally using its technology.

Huawei has a bone to pick with Samsung.

Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Death and taxes may be the only things certain in this world, but when it comes to technology, patent lawsuits can't be far behind.

The latest comes from Huawei, which on Wednesday filed lawsuits in China and the US alleging Samsung Electronics illegally used technology related to 4G cellular communications, operating systems and user interface software without a licensing deal. The company said it hoped Samsung would stop infringing its patents and getting a pact worked out.

It's just the latest in a series of patent lawsuits in the tech world, the most notable of which has been the high-profile battle between Apple and Samsung. Last year, Ericsson and Apple settled their own patent lawsuit, and Samsung had successfully defended itself against an Nvidia patent claim.

"We will thoroughly review the complaint and take appropriate action to defend Samsung's business interests," Samsung said in an e-mailed statement.