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Dusseldorf Court Rejects Vringo’s Patent Claims Against ZTE

28-Jan-2015 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 3038
SHENZHEN, China – ZTE Corporation welcomed the decisions of the District Court of Dusseldorf (“Landgericht Düsseldorf”) which ruled in its favor in a patent litigation with Vringo Germany GmbH, a subsidiary of Vringo Inc., New York, a press release by the Corporation stated.
 
The Dusseldorf District Court rejected Vringo’s claims on infringement over two patents (Patents ‘EP 136’ and ‘EP 941’), that allegedly related to hotspot functionality in mobile devices and the use of Google Maps respectively.
 
“We are very pleased with this decision and remain committed to defending ourselves against dubious intellectual property claims that could not only hurt our business but our customers,” said Shen Jianfeng, Chief Intellectual Property officer at ZTE. “As a global leader in technology innovation, ZTE makes a point to respect the intellectual property of others.”
 
Vringo Germany has the right to appeal the decisions of the District Court of Dusseldorf. Parallel cases at the German Federal Patent Court (“Bundespatentgericht”) on the validity of Patents ‘EP 136’ and ‘EP 941’ are still pending.
 
ZTE has completed dozens of global intellectual property licensing agreements with holders including Ericsson, Siemens, Dolby Laboratories, Qualcomm, and Microsoft. ZTE retained its global top-2 position in patent applications in the World Intellectual Property Organization’s latest annual rankings, after being the top-ranked company in 2011 and 2012.
 
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