Nokia has now scored a Patent lawsuit win over OPPO in the UK. 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, Nokia has been handed over a win by UK High Court. In a ruling, a UK High Court judge found Chinese vendor OPPO in infringement of a Nokia patent. 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 leading to even the grant of injunction. 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 Lenovo, Samsung, Xiaomi, Apple, LG, and Blackberry. You can check our full coverage of Nokia’s patent licensing news here.