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Oppo And OnePlus Stop Sales In Germany After Nokia Patent Dispute

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Following a court ruling in favour of Nokia, Oppo and OnePlus stopped selling smartphones in Germany and smartwatches, and the company sued over two Standard-Essential Patents.

Oppo's German website seems empty, with no phone listings. 

OnePlus' German site still lists the phones, but the "Buy" button has disappeared, and the Store page sells accessories and headphones.

JUVE Patent believes this was a voluntary decision as the court ruling was made on Friday. 

Nokia would not have had enough time to enforce a sales ban.

Spenser Blank (OnePlus' director for communications) wrote in a post: "We are actively working alongside the relevant parties to resolve the ongoing legal issue.

Although sales and marketing for the products are currently suspended, OnePlus will continue its operations in Germany.

OnePlus Germany users can still enjoy our products and services, including software updates and after-sales support.

Oppo and OnePlus both blame Nokia for demanding an "unreasonably large fee" for two patents.

In 2018, Nokia and Oppo signed a multiyear patent agreement. However, the relationship began to unravel in 2021.

Two SEPs are at the heart of the current lawsuit: EP1917370505 and EP07826610.

Oppo has the right to appeal against the court's decision. Keep checking this blog for more information.

The effect of the decision appears to be limited to Germany. Oppo and OnePlus sites located in other European countries remain unaffected. Realme.com is still operating as usual.