OPPO and Ericsson Signed Patent License Agreement
February 20th, 2019, Shenzhen – OPPO and Ericsson announced the signing of a multi-year global patent license agreement between the two companies. The agreement covers patent licensing and collaboration on a number of business projects.
Head of OPPO Intellectual Property Department Adler Feng said that the agreement will lay a solid foundation for further cooperation between the two companies in the 5G era. “OPPO has always placed intellectual property rights as our top priority. We look forward to working with Ericsson to drive cutting-edge innovation in products and services.”
Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the world. Chief Intellectual Property Officer at Ericsson Gustav Brismark says “This important deal confirms the value of our patent portfolio, and the stability of our entire licensing program. Ericsson has signed more than 100 patent license agreements to date, and we are delighted to sign a mutually beneficial agreement with OPPO, a global leader in the smart device field.”
Following a patent-first strategy, OPPO has dramatically increased its patent portfolio since 2014. As of January 2019, the company has filed more than 33,000 patent applications worldwide and owns more than 8,000 granted patents. The deal with Ericsson is the latest in a series of patent license agreements by OPPO with key telecommunication industry partners including Qualcomm, Dolby and Nokia. OPPO will continue to work closely with leading industry partners to bring the best products and experiences to consumers globally.
OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since launching its first smartphone – “the Smiley Face” – in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides customers with a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and R series, ColorOS operating system, as well as internet services such as OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 30 countries and regions, with 6 research institutes and 4 R&D centers worldwide and an international design center in London, OPPO’s more than 40,000 employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.