SHENZHEN, China. - Friday, March 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE) ZTE Corporation noted that the Patent Re-examination Board of the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China recently issued a document that one Vringo patent was wholly invalidated because of lack of invention.
The patent, which is a system and method, is numbered CN200580032286.0. So far, seven Vringo patents have been invalidated by the board.
As an owner of a substantial portfolio of patents, ZTE is fully committed to respecting the legitimate intellectual property rights of others. The company has signed a large number of patent cross-licensing agreements with many companies such as ATT, Qualcomm, Siemens, Ericsson, Microsoft and Dolby.
ZTE is still willing to have SEPs licensing based on FRAND principles. However, ZTE would defend itself from patent abuse and other illegal actions.
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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