View photosMoreIn this photo taken Oct. 29, 2015, the corporate logo of Samsung Electronics Co. is seen at its shop in Seoul, South Korea.

Samsung has sued Chinese smartphone maker Huawei for allegedly violating six of its patents.

The South Korean company said on Friday, July 22, 2016, that it chose to take legal action to defend its intellectual property despite trying to resolve the dispute amicably.

SEOUL, South Korea AP — 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.

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