Total 32 Posts

OPPO and Nokia Settle on Patent Disputes

After a recent Chinese court ruling that sets a global license rate for 4G and 5G phones, Chinese phone maker OPPO and Finnish electronics company Nokia signed a global patent cross-licensing agreement, ending years-long legal disputes over patents for 4G and 5G technologies.

Chinese Court Rules on 5G FRAND Rates

Last November, a Chinese court set a global FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) rate for a standard essential patent (SEP) in a dispute between Chinese phone maker OPPO and Finnish multinational company Nokia. This is the first Chinese court decision setting global FRAND rates for 5G phones. A summary of

FOIA Request Shows Trump Administration's Efforts To Exclude Huawei from Oman Telecoms Networks

In recent years, the U.S. has made an active push to convince other countries not to use Huawei products in their telecoms networks. Through a FOIA request, CTM obtained some details of U.S. efforts to convince Oman to choose Ericsson over Huawei.

EU Continues Push for Secure 5G, Excluding Huawei, ZTE

Commenting on a newly issued report, European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton pushed EU Member States to restrict or exclude Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks.

Law Review Article Considers Huawei ISDS Complaint against Sweden

A new law review article discusses the Huawei investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) challenge to the Swedish government's decision to ban its products from the 5G network on the basis of national security concerns. The author concludes that "it is likely that the arbitral tribunal will substantially defer

China Trade Issues Discussed at December 2022 WTO Council for Trade in Services Meeting

At a meeting of the WTO's Council for Trade in Services on December 8, 2022, several trade issues involving China that had been raised previously were on the agenda again.

Germany Moving Towards Chinese 5G Restrictions

Last week, after years of debate and discussion, Germany began taking steps towards excluding some Chinese products from its telecoms networks, although the process of removing existing products could be challenging.
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