OPPO, HMD win Federal Patent Court ruling against VoiceAge EVS: all challenged claims declared invalid, final decision to be made by Federal Court of Justice

After an impressive and unprecedented series of six favorable decisions against HMD–a company that makes Android smartphones under the (licensed) Nokia brand and whose shareholders include Qualcomm, Google, and Nokia–patent licensing firm VoiceAge EVS now faces a first unfavorable court ruling:The Bundespatentgericht (Federal Patent Court of Germany) has just informed me that at the end of a hearing in case no. 4 Ni 11/21 (EP) on Tuesday (August 2), the court’s Fourth Nullity Senate announced a decision in plaintiffs OPPO and HMD’s favor concerning VoiceAge EVS’s EP3132443 on “methods, encoder and decoder for linear predictive encoding and decoding of sound…

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