OPPO, OnePlus devices banned in Germany thanks to Nokia dispute

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OPPO and OnePlus devices have been banned in Germany. A German court sided with Nokia, which sued the latter over 4G/5G patent infringements in four countries.

According to GizChina, a German court in Mannheim ruled in favor of Nokia, granting them a cease-and-desist order against OPPO. As a result, OPPO and OnePlus devices cannot be sold in the country. Germany is the first country to hand down a verdict among the four countries where Nokia filed its lawsuit.

Nokia sued OPPO over nine Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and five implementation patents in three regional German Courts. Nokia is the standard-bearer in the 5G SEPs segment, and has amassed tons of patents and investments in the field.

Daimler and Lenovo were also sued by Nokia, but they have since settled with the Finnish company.

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OPPO’s objection was dismissed by the judge, who labeled the Chinese firm an unwilling licensee.

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