Nokia and Oppo settles 5G patents battle with new deal

Nokia and Oppo have settled their longstanding legal disputes solving all pending litigation in all jurisdictions.

As a result, the mobile giants have signed a global patent cross-license agreement, covering standard-essential patents in 5G and other cellular communication technologies.

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However, the specific terms of the agreement are confidential as per mutual agreement.

In 2021, Nokia filed lawsuits against Oppo in several European countries, with the company urging Nokia to end its dispute following a ruling by a Chinese court on 5G royalty rates.

Nokia Technologies President, Jenni Lukander, said: “We are delighted to have reached a cross-license agreement with Oppo that reflects the mutual respect for each other’s intellectual property and Nokia’s investments in R&D and contributions to open standards.

“Oppo is one of the leading companies in the global smartphone market and we look forward to working together to bring further innovation to their users around the world.

“The new agreement – along with the other major smartphone agreements we have concluded over the past year – will provide long-term financial stability to our licensing business.”

Oppo Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Feng Ying added: “We are pleased to have reached this global patent cross-license agreement with Nokia, which includes cross-licensing for 5G standard-essential patents. This agreement reflects the mutual recognition and respect for each other’s intellectual property and lays the foundation for future collaboration between Oppo and Nokia.

“Oppo continues to advocate for reasonable royalty fees and a long-term approach to intellectual property that supports the resolution of disputes through amicable negotiations and mutual respect for the value of all intellectual property.”

The news comes as recently Nokia signed a new patent cross-license agreement with Honor for an undisclosed sum.