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Huawei and OPPO sign global patent cross-licensing deal

Staff Reporter
December 9, 2022

Co-operation follows battles with Nokia over alleged patent infringements.

Huawei and OPPO have signed a global patent cross-licensing agreement, which covers standard cellular standard essential patents, including 5G

Alan Fan, Head of Huawei’s Intellectual Property Department sad “wee are delighted to have reached a cross-licensing agreement with OPPO. The mutual recognition of intellectual property value between companies is a major step towards fostering a positive cycle of innovation and research in high-value standards: investing, receiving returns from investment, and then reinvesting. This will enable our industry to keep innovating and provide consumers with more competitive products and services.”

OPPO’s Chief Intellectual Property Officer Adler Feng added:

“The two companies recognise and respect the value of each other’s intellectual property. We will, as always, advocate for the establishment of a sustainable, healthy intellectual property ecosystem, where intellectual property licenses can be resolved through amicable negotiations and every company’s patent value are highly respected.”

OPPO has been embroiled with Nokia in a series of alleged patent infringements, A recent ruling by UK High Court judge Mr Justice Richard Meade ruled that the Chinese vendor infringed a Nokia patent.

Cross-licensing agreement with Huawei covers essential patents, including 5G

Courts in Germany, and the Netherlands have already found OPPO infringed one of Nokia’s patented technologies in its smartphones.

OPPO smartphones were withdrawn from sale Germany in Germany in August after defeats in two cases at the Regional Court Munich. Nokia won two patent infringement claims against OPPO o at the Munich Regional Court and infringed two Nokia standard essential patents in 5G technology.

At the time of the dispute Adler Feng told Feng, told Marconi Communications manager BING ZHAO:. “We strongly embrace negotiations, and urge parties to avoid using excessive litigation and injunctions as weapons for exploiting high royalties. Such actions will destroy the most basic and essential foundation of trust,”

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