The spat between Samsung and Huawei has officially come full circle.

Samsung has sued the Chinese smartphone maker for patent infringements in Beijing’s Intellectual Property Court, just two months after Huawei brought a similar patent suit against Samsung in both the U.S. and China.

The scuffle is significant in that it marks the first high-level legal dispute originating from a Chinese company against Samsung, and the Korean company is refusing to be caught off guard.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com