SHENZHEN, China - Friday, February 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE) - ZTE Corporation welcomes the withdrawal of three patent claims by Vringo Infrastructure Inc. against ZTE (UK) Ltd.
The discontinuation of Vringo’s claims concerning European Patents 1,808,029, 1,186,119 and 1,221,212 before the High Court of Justice Chancery Division in London followed ZTE’s efforts to demonstrate that the patents asserted against it are not infringed.
ZTE is committed to defending the company against related claims over the ‘029, ‘119 and ‘212 patents by Vringo in other jurisdictions. In Germany, ZTE’s appeal of a ruling over the ‘119 patent is pending. In France, a court hearing on a case concerning the ‘119 and ‘212 patents is set for April. Litigations in Australia, Malaysia and the Netherlands are also pending.
ZTE looks forward to a trial in UK court concerning Vringo’s claim on European Patent 1,330,933 set for June.
As a globally-leading technology innovator, ZTE respects the intellectual property of other companies and is willing to negotiate royalty fees with patent holders based on FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) principles. ZTE has completed dozens of global intellectual property licensing agreements with holders including Ericsson, Siemens, Dolby Laboratories, Qualcomm, and Microsoft.
ZTE is committed to investment in intellectual property and compliance management to safeguard the company’s business operations and commercial interests. 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 each of the previous two years.
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 www.zte.com.cn
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