New Delhi:Oppo and OnePlus banned: Chinese smartphone companies Oppo and OnePlus have been hit hard. What is special is that this shock is due to Nokia. According to a report, the Mannheim Regional Court has ruled in favor of Nokia in the patent dispute. The court ruled on a petition filed by Nokia against Oppo and OnePlus alleging patent infringement. Earlier, Nokia also tried to compromise with these companies. Unsuccessful, however, the company eventually filed complaints against Oppo in four different countries.
According to reports, the decision will prevent Oppo and OnePlus from selling their devices in Germany. But, this is not a permanent ban. Nokia has won its first victory in a patent dispute against Oppo. This is the first decision in this dispute. Oppo and OnePlus will no longer be able to sell the device in Germany, in violation of Nokia’s European patent EP170731.
What’s the matter?
This is a patent dispute over a technology that protects Wi-Fi connections from being scanned. Nokia had filed patent infringement lawsuits against Oppo in 2021 in various countries in Asia and Europe. These include India, Britain, France and Germany. Nokia claims that Oppo used their patented technology without a valid license. According to the report, the complaint alleges that Oppo used UI / UX and security features like Nokia’s Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and non-SEPs. Also, the company informed that one of the proposals was also rejected by Oppo. After which Nokia decided to go to court.