遭微軟控告未守專利協議? 鴻海:不評論進行中案件 | Microsoft sues Hon Hai for not complying with patent-licensing agreements

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Tech giant Microsoft filed a lawsuit against Foxconn parent company Hon Hai this week, claiming that the company failed to comply with a patent-licensing agreement from 2013. In response, Hon Hai stated that “the group will not comment on ongoing cases.”

微軟本周對富士康母公司鴻海提起訴訟,微軟稱鴻海未遵守2013年的專利授權協議。為此,鴻海表示,「集團不評論正在進行中的司法案件」。

According to Chinese media Sina Finance and CNBC, the Windows-maker accused Hon Hai of not providing two royalty reports on some products each year and not being able to pay the royalties on time. The lawsuit was submitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

陸媒《新浪財經》以及美國媒體CNBC報導,微軟指控鴻海未就部分產品每年提供2次權利金報告,鴻海也未準時支付權利金,而相關的訴訟已提交至美國加州北部地方法院。

According to the indictment, Hon Hai has agreed to be audited by a third party, Deloitte in 2017, but failed to provide any of the requested documents.

相關起訴書中指出,2017年鴻海同意由第3方德勤(Deloitte)查帳,但卻一直未能提供所需要的任何文件。

It’s still unclear which products are covered in the agreement, but Microsoft stated in 2013 that it has reached a patent agreement with Hon Hai on Android and Chrome OS devices with a copy of the agreement submitted to the court.

而目前還不清楚微軟和鴻海協議涵蓋哪些產品,但2013年微軟曾表示,已和鴻海就Android和Chrome OS裝置達成專利協議,協議副本已交至法庭。

“Microsoft is serious about its contractual commitments and hopes that other companies will do the same. The relationship between Microsoft and Hon Hai is very important, and efforts are being made to resolve the differences,” Microsoft spokesperson said.

微軟發言人表示微軟認真對待自己的合同承諾,希望其他公司也這樣做,微軟與鴻海之間的合作關係非常重要,目前正努力解決雙方分歧。