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Another Patent lawsuit win for Nokia over OPPO in the UK leading to FRAND trial next


Nokia has now scored a new Patent lawsuit win over OPPO in the UK. This win will lead to the FRAND trial next which may result in Nokia getting licensing agreement or injunction against OPPO in the UK market.

This comes after Nokia forced OPPO out of lucrative German smartphone market after scoring two consecutive Patent lawsuits. We recently reported about Nokia planning to go after OPPO in other markets too.

Coming to details now, the London-based High Court of Justice has found OPPO patent EP2981103.The patent in question has been verified as a SEP patent by this ruling. The High Court will hold a FRAND hearing next against OPPO. Nokia reportedly forced OPPO out of German market using the same patent violation lawsuit.

This judgment may well lead to ban of OPPO smartphone sales in the UK too. As per the report, further hearings will consider arguments from Nokia and OPPO. OPPO may be planning to appeal against this judgement in the UK even after facing injunction in Germany.

Mannheim Regional Court in Germany found OPPO in violation of Nokia’s SEPs which cover 4G and 5G technology. This win not only declared OPPO in the infringement of Nokia’s SEP Patents also prohibited it to sell its smartphones in Germany. Nokia may have already sued the infringing company OPPO in Australia and other markets. 

Nokia filed patent infringement complaints against OPPO in multiple markets across Europe and Asia in 2021. Nokia had secured a multi-year patent deal with OPPO in 2018 which expired in 2021.

In recent times Nokia has signed royalty-bearing licensing agreements with likes of LenovoSamsungXiaomiAppleLG, and Blackberry. You can check our full coverage of Nokia’s patent licensing news here.

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