Last Updated: January 24, 2024, 16:56 IST
Oppo and Nokia have finally settled their dispute
Nokia and Oppo have finally settled the patent dispute which banned the phone brand from selling its phones in Europe.
Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia said on Wednesday it had signed a 5G patent cross-licensing deal with Chinese device maker Oppo that resolves patent litigation between the companies.
Nokia has been involved in legal disputes with several Chinese tech firms, including Oppo, over patent payments. “OPPO today announced that it has signed a global patent cross-license agreement with Nokia covering standard-essential patents in 5G and other cellular communication technologies. Following the agreement, both parties will resolve all pending litigation in all jurisdictions. The specific terms of the agreement are confidential as per mutual agreement,” OPPO said in its official post.
The Finnish group recently signed an agreement with Chinese smartphone maker Honor.
“Under the agreement Oppo will make royalty payments, along with catch-up payments to cover the periods of non-payment,” Nokia said in a statement. “The agreement resolves all pending patent litigation between the parties, in all jurisdictions.”
The development is big for Oppo with regards to its situation in the region as it could allow the company to start selling its phones in Europe, which was banned because of the dispute. It all started when Nokia had alleged that the BBK group brands have used Nokia 4G standard essential patent (SEP) which puts the likes of Oppo, OnePlus and Vivo among others at the risk of losing their access to the German market if they lose the lawsuit. The patent is for a components that offers WLAN connectivity on phones from these brands.
Patent infringements are a serious issue and brands like Oppo and OnePlus with their immense popularity have been under the scanner. With Nokia and Oppo finally resolving the patent dispute, people in countries like Germany can finally expect these brands to start selling their phones in the region.
(With Reuters inputs)
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