ZTE Corporation welcomes the ruling by Dusseldorf District court in
favor of the company in the patent litigation initiated by SmartPhone
Technologies LLC, an affiliate of Acacia Research Corporation.
The Dusseldorf court ordered SmartPhone to bear the legal expenses of
the case in full after rejecting allclaims by SmartPhone. ZTE's
operations in Germany are unaffected by the litigation.
As one of the world's leading technology innovators, ZTE respects the
intellectual property of other companies. ZTE is committed to investment
in the company's intellectual property assets, and has signed dozens of
global intellectual property licensing agreements with holders including
Qualcomm, Siemens, Ericsson, Microsoft and Dolby. ZTE fully reserves the
right to protect the interests of the company and our clients by
defending patent claims from other companies.
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