Companies Strike Deal To End Mitsubishi Patent War

By Britain Eakin (July 26, 2021, 8:48 PM EDT) -- Chinese technology company Oppo has struck a deal with an intellectual property management company to end their global dispute over 3G and 4G cellular technology, with Oppo licensing the Mitsubishi Electric Corp. standard-essential patents.

The deal between Oppo and Sisvel International SA, which owns some of the patents, came just over a month after a London judge ruled in one of those cases that two of three patents Mitsubishi and Sisvel asserted against a slew of Chinese phone makers — including Oppo Mobile UK Ltd. — were both valid and essential to the LTE wireless standards. The same court found in April that the third patent isn't essential to 4G telecom standards following a...

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