OPPO has recently signed a patent transfer agreement with Intel involving the transfer of 58 patents in areas related to cellular mobile communications technology. OPPO has also purchased rights to over 500 patents from Ericsson, covering countries and regions including the US, Europe, China, and India. This will be securing communications patents from Intel and Ericsson to strengthen OPPO’s technological development capacity as the company grows its business in global markets.
OPPO has invested heavily in cutting-edge communications technologies like 5G. As of 2019, OPPO has deployed 5G patents in more than 20 countries and regions around the world. Being one of the leading contributors in the development of 5G standard, the company has filed more than 2,200 global patent families applications related to 5G technology and has submitted over 2,600 technical papers to 3GPP. As of July 2019, OPPO had disclosed over 600 patent families to ETSI, further underscoring OPPO’s strong standing in the 5G patent space.
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As of July 8, 2019, OPPO had filed more than 37,000 patent applications globally, over 31,000 (~85%) of which were invention patents, and had been granted more than 11,000 patents in total.