Legal battle in Germany

OPPO and its subsidiary OnePlus have stopped selling smartphones and smartwatches through their German online stores. The product withdrawal follows defeats in two SEP cases at the Regional Court Munich.

OPPO, NokiaTwo standard essential patent rulings from Munich have made a quick impact in Germany. As a result, customers in Germany are currently unable to buy smartphones and smartwatches from the OnePlus Germany store. Furthermore, the German OPPO website has not featured any product information since the decision.

OPPO and its subsidiaries are relatively new players in the European mobile phone market. Experts estimate their market share in Germany is still relatively small, which may be at around ten percent. For example, OPPO sells only two million devices in Germany, according to the business press, but 200 million globally. The current patent dispute with Nokia concerns a global license.

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