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Big blow to Oppo and OnePlus! Phones of both companies were banned in Germany

New Delhi. Oppo has suffered a major legal setback in Germany. According to a report by Nokiamob.net, the Mannheim Regional Court has ruled in favor of Nokia against its recent patent dispute with Oppo. The court has given this decision in two lawsuits filed by Nokia against Oppo and OnePlus. This case is related to patent infringement case. At present, both Oppo and OnePlus will not be able to sell their devices in Germany.

In 2021, Finland-based smartphone brand Nokia filed a patent infringement case against Oppo. Nokia sued the Chinese smartphone giant in 2021 in four different countries. This is Nokia’s first victory in a patent dispute against Oppo.

Are Oppo and OnePlus phones permanently banned in Germany?
Nokia has achieved its first victory in a patent dispute against Oppo. Currently, Oppo and its partner brand OnePlus will no longer be able to sell mobiles in Germany, which infringes on Nokia’s European patent EP 17 04 731. However, a permanent ban has not been imposed on the brand.

What’s the matter?
The patent allegedly protects the technology to scan WiFi connections. In fact, in July 2021, Nokia filed several patent infringement lawsuits against Oppo in several countries in Asia and Europe, including India, the UK, France and Germany. The lawsuit accuses Oppo of using patented Nokia technology in its devices without a valid license.

The deal was done in 2018
According to a report by CNBC, the lawsuit claims that Oppo is using non-SEP and unlicensed security features such as Nokia’s standard-essential patents (SEPs) and UI/UX. The lawsuit was filed after the previous patent licensing deal between the two companies was not renewed. Let us tell you that Oppo and Nokia had entered into an agreement in November 2018 which expired in June 2021.

Nokia’s statement
Nokia says that Oppo has rejected its fair and reasonable offer. We are in talks with Oppo for our patent licensing agreement, but unfortunately, they have rejected our offers. After this, the last resort was left with us to file the case. We have offered free and neutral talks to resolve the matter amicably.

Oppo’s answer
On the other hand, Oppo termed the lawsuit as “shocking” and has filed counter lawsuits against Nokia. Responding to the company, Oppo said that Oppo respects its and third party intellectual property rights, protects them and is committed to supporting the patent licensing for the business.

Nokia has also made cases against other companies
Let us tell you that Oppo is not the only company that Nokia has sued, in addition, Nokia filed a case against several companies including Apple and Lenovo In May 2017, Apple paid Nokia $2 billion to settle the patent lawsuit. paid to. Nokia accused Apple of infringing on some of Nokia’s patents, as well as patents from NSN and Alcatel-Lucent, companies owned by Nokia.

However, the two companies quickly resolved their dispute and now collaborate on several technologies. Not only this, Nokia also filed patent infringement lawsuits against Lenovo in the US, Brazil, India and Germany. The case went on for almost a year and finally both the companies resolved it in April 2022.

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