SHOCKING: Nokia patents, other lawsuits force OPPO, OnePlus out of German market–first smartphone maker in history to exit major market over patent enforcement

The history of phones has been linked to patents ever since Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone in 1876. One of humanity’s dreams materialized. Fast forward 146 years, and nothing short of a nightmare has come true: a very significant phone maker has actually exited–not merely threatened to exit–one of the largest markets in the world–Germany–as a result of patent assertions.I became aware of this shortly after yesterday’s post on two standard-essential patent (SEP) injunctions Nokia had just obtained against OPPO from the Munich I Regional Court. Previously, the Mannheim Regional Court had granted Nokia a non-SEP injunction in June as…

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