Friday, January 23, 2015

Dusseldorf Court Rejects Vringo’s Patent Claims Against ZTE

ME NewsWire/Business Wire

SHENZHEN, China. - Friday, January 23rd 2015

ZTE Corporation welcomes 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.

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.

About ZTE

ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. As part of ZTE’s M-ICT strategy, the company is committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE’s products and services are sold to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in international standard-setting organizations. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. For more information, please visit


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