Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology licensing company fighting an enforcement action in China against Meizu Technology Co. Ltd., said it entered into a new 3G and 4G patent agreement for China with Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp. Ltd. The terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed.
Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted OPPO a royalty bearing patent license to develop, manufacture and sell 3G (WCDMA and CDMA2000) and 4G, including 3-mode (LTE- TDD, TD-SCDMA and GSM) complete terminals.
The royalties payable by OPPO are consistent with the terms of the rectification plan submitted by Qualcomm to China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
“The art of technology is what inspires us to create the most beautiful devices inside and out that fit everyone’s unique lifestyle,” said Adler Feng, director of intellectual property, at OPPO, in a statement.
Feng said the license agreement would allow OPPO to have access to the most advanced technologies in the mobile industry and enable it to craft elegant devices with extraordinary experience for the consumers.
“Qualcomm is very pleased to sign a license agreement with OPPO,” said Alex Rogers, senior vice president and general manager, Qualcomm Technology Licensing in the statement. “As an R&D engine for the industry, we are excited to see companies such as OPPO build on our patented technologies to drive further development and innovation and create compelling products.”
Qualcomm said OPPO joined more than 100 other Chinese companies that have signed license agreements consistent with terms of the rectification plan submitted by Qualcomm to the NDRC.
Last month, Qualcomm entered into a wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) license agreement with Lear Corp., a supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems.
Under that agreement, Lear will be including Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology in its product portfolio to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and Electric Vehicles (EV) manufacturers, as well as wireless charging infrastructure companies.
Qualcomm granted Lear a royalty bearing license to develop, make and supply WEVC systems based on Qualcomm Halo technology. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. will provide technical expertise and engineering support.