With its F11 Pro smartphone just days away from launch, Oppo has announced that it’s partnering with Ericsson. The two companies have signed a multi-year global patent license agreement which will cover patent licensing, and collaboration on a number of business projects.
The Chinese manufacturer claims that the mutual agreement will lay a solid foundation for further cooperation between the two companies in the 5G era. Oppo Intellectual Property Department Head, Adler Feng said “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”.
Commenting on their tied up with Oppo, Ericsson Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Gustav Brismark said “This important deal confirms the value of our patent portfolio and further validates the Ericsson FRAND 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”.
With this agreement, Oppo has now filed over 33,000 patent application 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.