OPPO and Nokia sign 5G patent cross-license agreement

OPPO today announced that it has signed a global patent cross-license agreement with Nokia covering standard-essential patents in 5G and other cellular communication technologies. Under the agreement, both sides will resolve pending litigation in all jurisdictions.

China's valid invention patents surpass four million

China had more than 4.015 million valid invention patents by the end of 2023 (excluding Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan), said Hu Wenhui, deputy director of the China National Intellectual Property Administration(CNIPA), at a press conference held on January 16.

SPC awards ACT over 15.39 million Yuan in OPPO patent dispute, rejecting its 342 million Yuan claim

The SPC ordered OPPO to pay a licensing fee of 15,390,527 Yuan to ACT, an amount significantly lower than the 342 million Yuan claimed by ACT for infringement. The SPC also sets the licensing fee for the six patents involved as $0.008 per unit.

China takes global lead in solar cell patent applications

The latest data from the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) reveals that China currently leads the world in the number of patent applications for solar cells, with a total of 126,400 applications, according to news released on January 6.

China's patent-intensive industries achieve remarkable growth: added value surpasses 15 trillion yuan in 2022, marking a 7.1% increase

The added value of China’s national patent-intensive industries in 2022 amounted to 15.3176 trillion yuan, reflecting a 7.1 percent increase compared to the previous year (excluding price factors, as mentioned below), as announced recently by the CNIPA.