Berlin The Chinese smartphone provider Oppo has stopped the marketing of its phones in Germany after defeats in court in the patent dispute with Nokia. “Currently, product information is not available on our website,” says the company’s German website. An Oppo spokesman also stressed on Tuesday that the company did not want to leave the German market.
On Friday, the Munich District Court found an infringement of two Nokia patents, which are part of the basic set of mobile communications standards. Previously, Oppo had already been defeated in court in Mannheim. As a mobile communications pioneer, the network equipment supplier Nokia holds patents on many basic technologies.
Nokia filed a lawsuit against Oppo after a patent agreement expired and the companies could not agree on an extension. Oppo criticizes that Nokia has “demanded an unreasonably high contract renewal fee”.
Nokia counters: “The court also found that Nokia acted fairly.“ Special conditions apply to patents that are part of the core of technical standards, which are intended to prevent misuse.