It has been sued left and right by different parties, ranging from your usual patent trolls to Apple, in its most high-profile patent court battle.
Chinese OEM Huawei has filed a lawsuit against Samsung in the US, alleging that the Korean consumer electronics giant has used several of its patents, mostly relating to the use of 4G technology and software, in its smartphones without paying a license fee.
In China, Samsung already fell out of the top 5 brands, behind Apple, Xiaomi, Huawei, OPPO, and Vivo.
Superstar Xiaomi, for example, has yet to officially bring even one of its smartphones to the US.
Huawei's formal lawsuit could just be the opening salvo in that new wave.
To its credit, Huawei's tone is less antagonistic than most patent lawsuits.