Nokia won one of its lawsuits against Oppo, resulting in the manufacturer and its German subsidiary OnePlus banning mobile phones. This is one of four countries where Nokia has battled Oppo for patents related to both 4G and 5G mobile connectivity.
The struggle between the two manufacturers began with what was once a partnership. Oppo signed an agreement in 2018 to “borrow” some of Nokia’s patents on mobile network usage, but the makers did not disclose the details of the agreement and what can and cannot be used. Last year, Nokia filed lawsuits against Oppo in India, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
The authorities of the German country won the case against Nokia in the Mannheim District Court. The decision establishes that Oppo has “stop and give up” for both its own name and OnePlus-named models to sell its mobile phones in the country.
It is owned by the BBK Electronics group, which also owns the Oppo, Realme and Vivo brands. It is currently unknown how the decision will affect these other products and how it will affect other countries where Nokia’s cases are still pending.
Source: Tec Mundo