ME NewsWire/Business Wire
SHENZHEN, China - Thursday, December 4th 2014
ZTE Corporation today announced that the Patent Re-examination Board of the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China has invalidated the 200680036107.5 patent asserted by Vringo Inc. and its subsidiaries, after the reexamination board accepted ZTE’s arguments that the requisite requirements for technology inventiveness were not satisfied by the rights holder.
The 200680036107.5 patent, related to a method of wireless communications, was deemed completely invalid, according to the Patent Re-examination Board’s ruling that was received by ZTE today.
In September, the Patent Re-examination Board invalidated the CN00812876.6 patent asserted by Vringo, after ruling that it lacked an inventive element. The reexamination board is reviewing applications by ZTE to invalidate more than 20 other patents claimed by Vringo.
ZTE is committed to defending the company and its partners against patent-related claims initiated by Vringo entities in litigations in Europe, Asia and South America. ZTE steadfastly opposes all forms of abuses of intellectual property, and the improper use of patent assets as a tactic in licensing negotiations.
As a globally-leading technology innovator, ZTE respects the intellectual property of other companies and is willing to negotiate royalty fees with license holders based on FRAND principles.
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access & bearer, VAS, terminals and professional services. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while growing revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in several international bodies devoted to developing telecommunications industry standards. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The company is China’s only listed telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn
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