OPPO, the leading global smartphone brand, recently signed a patent transfer agreement with Intel involving the transfer of 58 patents in areas related to cellular mobile communications technology.
Additionally, OPPO has purchased rights to over 500 patents from Ericsson, covering countries and regions including the US, Europe, China and India. Securing communications patents from Intel and Ericsson will serve to bolster OPPO’s technological development capacity as the company grows its business in global markets.
As a leading global technology company, OPPO has invested heavily in cutting-edge communications technologies like 5G. As of 2019, OPPO has deployed 5G patents in more than 20 countries and regions around the world. Being one of the leading contributors in the development of 5G standard, the company has filed more than 2,200 global patent families applications related to 5G technology and has submitted over 2,600 technical papers to 3GPP. As of July 2019, OPPO had disclosed over 600 patent families to ETSI, further underscoring OPPO’s strong standing in the 5G patent space.
Andy Shi, President, OPPO MEA, said: “We are pleased to enter into agreements of this kind with Intel and Ericsson. The communications patents will help us focus on offering better products for our customers.”
OPPO respects intellectual property rights and attaches tremendous importance to accumulating and holding patents. As of July 8, 2019, OPPO had filed more than 37,000 patent applications globally, over 31,000 (~85%) of which were invention patents, and had been granted more than 11,000 patents in total.