vivo and Nokia sign 5G patent cross-license agreement

February 5th, 2024

On February 5th, 2024, vivo announced that it has signed a global patent cross-license agreement with Nokia covering standard-essential patents in 5G and other cellular communication technologies. Following the agreement, both parties will resolve all pending litigations in all jurisdictions.

Xianwen Xu, General Manager of Legal Affairs Department at vivo, stated, 

"vivo has dedicated significant resources to R&D in the field of 5G technology and established a comprehensive IP portfolio globally, creating an industry-leading patent portfolio. Up to now, vivo has successfully filed over 6,000 families of 5G standard-essential patents. We are pleased to have reached a global cross-license agreement with Nokia. Signing the agreement reflects the mutual recognition and respect for each other's patent value in cellular technology, and also plays a significant role in fostering a positive development environment within the industry. vivo consistently places a high value on building and accumulating intellectual property. We are dedicated to investing in R&D of smart devices and intelligent services, providing extraordinary hi-tech products and services for users worldwide."

Jenni Lukander, President of Nokia Technologies, said: 

"We are delighted to have reached an agreement with vivo, which reflects mutual respect for each other's intellectual property rights. vivo is one of the leading players in the global smartphone industry. We look forward to bringing more innovation to their users around the world through our collaboration. By concluding the licensing agreement with vivo, it demonstrates Nokia's significant contribution to key technologies in smartphone industry and it will provide long-term stability to our licensing business for years to come."

vivo is a technology company that creates smart devices and intelligent services. The company stays attuned to the evolving landscape of cutting-edge technologies in the cellular communication industry and proactively participates in standard organizations. As of December 31, 2023, vivo has filed patent applications in over 70 countries and regions, owning a patent portfolio of 25,000 families. This includes over 6,000 families of 5G standard-essential patents, with over 2,500 families declared to ETSI and approximately 13,500 standard document submissions to 3GPP. According to the "Who Is Leading the 5G Patent Race? " report by IPLytics, a public international patent data, vivo's ranking is in the leading position in 5G standard-essential patents.