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Patent wars: Oppo and OnePlus might get banned in Australia & extra international locations

Nokia’s newest laws win in Germany has pushed Oppo and OnePlus out from the foremost European nation. The Finnish firm is now suing the Chinese language model in Australia and extra international locations the place it has presence. Nokia profitable on its subsequent patent case might finally ban Oppo and OnePlus smartphones in these markets.


  • Nokia sues Oppo in Australia and extra international locations.
  • Oppo might get banned in these areas if it loses the lawsuits.
  • A number of patent infringements overlaying Wi-Fi, 4G, and 5G applied sciences are lined.

The identical patent infringement is accused in opposition to Oppo. In keeping with the earlier case in Germany, Oppo stopped paying Nokia of its royalty funds after their contract ended within the yr 2021. And now, Nokia is pursuing the identical curiosity from the BKK Group-owned corporations based on a report of NokiaPowerUser.

Nations the place Oppo might get ban

The referred patents are below Nokia’s SEP (Service Enablement Platform) that covers each 4G and 5G connectivity in addition to the usage of Wi-Fi scanning and safety applied sciences. A number of different main manufacturers have present preparations with Nokia with the intention to proceed utilizing these patents. For example, Apple paid Nokia the quantity of $2 billion in 2017 as a part of patent settlement.

In addition to the Land Down Below, Nokia has filed lawsuits in opposition to Oppo within the UK, France, Spain, Netherlands, India, Indonesia, and even in China. On the similar time, Nokia additional sues Oppo in Finland and Sweden primarily based on a patent information outlet.

Is there a good licensing system?

Oppo’s setback in Germany additionally revealed how corporations are profiting from the unfastened licensing system and the absent of RAND/FRAND (Truthful, Affordable and non-discriminatory licensing) in lots of areas and international locations. Oppo not too long ago requested the assistance of Chinese language authorities to create such honest licensing charge that might function a foundation of agreements with producers in the close to future.

Oppo Reno 8 Lite
Oppo’s Reno 8 Lite midrange Android machine was launched in Europe / © NextPit

Within the case of Oppo, solely a really small proportion of their gadgets have been bought in Germany. Nevertheless, the ruling has requested them to pay up the quantity primarily based on your complete world gross sales on which they didn’t adhere as a result of sensible causes. It is now unclear what might be its subsequent strikes for these territories the place new lawsuits are filed.

What are your ideas on this ongoing Nokia-Oppo Patent Wars saga? Do you assume Oppo ought to as an alternative proceed its settlement with Nokia and pay up the patent royalties? Allow us to hear your solutions within the remark part.

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