March 11, 2019 – OPPO, a leading global smartphone brand and Ericsson, one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the world have signed a multi-year global patent license agreement, including collaboration on a number of business projects.
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.
Adler Feng, Head of OPPO Intellectual Property Department, 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.”
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.”
Following a patient-first strategy, OPPO always attaches great importance to the patent and reserve accumulation. As of January 2019, the company has filed more than 33,000 patent applications worldwide and owns more than 8,000 granted patents. OPPO will continue to work closely with leading industry partners to bring the best products and experiences to consumers globally.
OPPO is an innovative smartphone brand ranked No 4 in the world according to IDC. As at today, OPPO provides cutting edge smartphones to over 200 million people all over the world. OPPO is popular for its stylish smartphone designs, quality photography experience and the status symbol it provides to its users.
For the last 10 years, OPPO has been focusing on manufacturing camera phones with unparalleled photography technology breakthroughs. OPPO was the first mobile brand in the world to launch smartphones with 5MP and 16MP front cameras. OPPO was also the first mobile brand in the world to introduce the motorized rotating camera, the Ultra HD feature and the 5x Dual Camera Zoom technology. OPPO’s Selfie Expert F series launched in 2016 drove a selfie trend in the world.
When it comes to premium smartphone design and state-of-the-art camera technology, OPPO is a trendsetter in the global smartphone industry.