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Nokia and other companies are being investigated for anti-monopoly issues

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According to a few foreign reports, the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the State Administration for Market Regulation of China has just started an inspection on the anti-monopoly issue between Nokia and a few other 5G patent holders in terms of licensing fees.

The Bureau has furnished the pricing segments for SEP licenses and related information on 5G SEP licenses. As we all know, there has been a thriving cold war occurring between Nokia and a few other tech firms. As the 5G patent market is loosening the grip from the rope, a global patent riddle is inexorable. Nokia has filed numerous patent infringement allegations against Oppo and Vivo and encountered the same in return but with more bifurcate.

The massive chaos of communication SEP licensing rates and licensing conditions is still a huge problem that blights the tech industry. The Chinese Anti-Monopoly Bureau shows great importance to this situation.  This isn’t a standalone issue, but InterDigital, an American patent operating company, has also applied patent lawsuits against phone makers including OPPO, OnePlus, and realme in the United Kingdom, India, and other countries.

Thus patent infringement lawsuit includes 3G, 4G, 5G, and HEVC. Patent Index report in Europe in 2021 indicates that Chinese applicants have bagged the first spot in Europe with 4,462 digital communications patents, one step behind the tech hub Finland. 

Tech companies headquartered in China have contributed massive participation in the development of innovation.  With the advent of new patents right, everything seems to be a possible approach not only in the viewpoint but in the eccentric output it has been delivering.

It is more clear that standard-essential patent which is actively participating and delivering the proper guidelines where it is supposed to be is the formation of international intellectual property rules, and actively applying SEP licensing-related documents in major patent countries such as the United States, Japan, and the European Union, and attempt for Chinese enterprises to have a great look on words on SEP patent licensing.

At a specific time, the State Administration for Market Regulation’s anti-monopoly inspection bestowed against Nokia is utterly filed to maintain normal market order and offer a better and more reasonable opportunity for domestic manufacturers. Synchronously, the regional manufacturers will have forethought of filing new patents in their homeland.


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