Huawei Technologies announced on Wednesday that it has filed lawsuits against Korean rival Samsung over alleged patent infringements in the U.S. and China. The dispute mainly relates to Samsung’s alleged unlicensed use of Huawei’s 4G technologies, operating systems, and user interfaces in their smartphones, according to the Chinese smartphone maker.

Although the lawsuit was only filed in courts in the U.S. and China, their dispute is not restricted to these markets, according to Huawei, adding that they are willing to settle the problem with Samsung on a global scale. The Chinese firm didn’t disclose the monetary figure it wants from Samsung.

“Huawei believes that industry players should work together to push the industry forward through open, joint innovation. While respecting others’ patents, we will also protect our own,” said Ding Jianxing, the president of Huawei’s Intellectual Property Rights Department, in a statement.

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Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.