ZTE patent challenged by vivo for charging licensing fees

ZTE patent challenged by vivo for charging licensing fees


According to an announcement released by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) on November 14, vivo Mobile Communications Co., LTD. (vivo) has filed an invalidation request against a patent involving signal transmission method owned by Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment Corporation (ZTE). Industry insiders speculate that ZTE, which has been promoting its patent licensing program, has started licensing negotiations with vivo, the largest smartphone seller in China. According to the report, ZTE announced last year that its patent portfolio, worth up to 45 billion yuan, is expected to bring licensing fees of 4.5-6 billion Yuan, suggesting the company’s plan to charge domestic and foreign enterprises for patent fees.

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It is lucky for Chen Jun to began his career in the IP industry 14 years ago when the first group of IP managers for businesses appeared on the stage in China and he has been in the industry.

It was this “Whampoa Military Academy” for IP that educated China’s first batch of corporate IP management personnel. Many of these engineers left Foxconn in the years since.