The duo will be giving demos at the MWC 2019. It is believed that a lot of smartphone brands will be showcasing 5G devices at the event scheduled to take place in Barcelona, Spain
Oppo and Ericsson have announced signing of a multi-year global patent. The agreement covers patent licensing, and collaboration on a number of business projects.
An official statement released by Ericsson read, “This initial agreement includes a cross license covering the 2G, 3G and 4G patent portfolios from both companies.”
“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,” said Adler Feng, Head of Oppo Intellectual Property Department.
Business cooperation between Oppo and Ericsson
In addition to a cross license, the agreement between Oppo and Ericsson includes business cooperation on a number of projects related to 5G. These projects include the likes of device testing and customer engagements. The duo will also be giving demos at the Mobile World Congress 2019.
It is believed that a lot of smartphone brands will be showcasing 5G devices at the event scheduled to take place in Barcelona, Spain. Oppo might also officially announce its 5G smartphone at the event.
Feng added, “We are pleased to enter into a global cross license agreement, including business collaborations, with Ericsson. We look forward to working with Ericsson to drive cutting-edge innovation in products and services.”
Gustav Brismark, Chief Intellectual Property Officer at Ericsson, 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.”
Ericsson’s website explains FRAND program as, “Getting a fair return on our R&D investment when another company uses our standardized technology means we can keep investing in research and bring out new ideas, new standards, and new platforms for the benefit of all. That is why Ericsson strongly believes in fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms, which support ‘deep standardization’ and allows for scalable manufacturing, thereby lower prices for consumers.”