Communications technology firm CommScope has emerged as the victor in Chinese courts in a patent dispute with international communications firm Comba Telecom Systems.

CommScope, which is privately held and based in Hickory, says it prevailed in a battle over phase shifter technology it had patented for base station wireless antennas.

Shifters are used to improve the effectiveness of an antenna’s beams.

A People’s Court in Beijing awarded damages in the case. A Chinese patent board earlier rejected Comba’s efforts to invalidate the contested patent, CommScope said.

“We are extremely gratified that the Chinese court has vindicated CommScope’s rights in this matter,” said Randy Crenshaw, executive vice president and chief operating officer of CommScope. “Over the years, CommScope, through its Andrew wireless business, has maintained a significant presence in China—including people, manufacturing and research and development centers—aimed at supporting wireless operators and helping grow the local communications infrastructure. We’re proud of the innovative work of our employees, in China and throughout the world, that has led to an extensive portfolio of patents and intellectual property that is core to the innovation we deliver to customers.”

Comba stock trades in Hong Kong.