July 18, 2018 – Barcelona, Spain & London, UK
Fractus, the Barcelona-based research and development company, has filed a lawsuit against Oppo for infringement of its patents on antenna technology for wireless devices.
Fractus and its UK licensing partner Vectis IP are represented by Beijing East IP Ltd. The case has been filed in the Shanghai IP Court.
Fractus, founded in 1999, is the pioneer of geometry-based antenna technology. By applying the science of geometry and mathematics to antenna development, Fractus delivers technology that allows small antennas to fit inside devices with optimum multi-band functionality.
“With this suit, which is part of a broader licensing campaign, we are relying on the Chinese specialized IP courts and expect them to stop the infringement of the Fractus patents by Oppo phones” says Jordi Ilario, VP Licensing at Fractus.
“Despite making every effort to amicably negotiate a license, we were left with no alternative but to litigate in order to protect the business interests of our many licensees and ensure that Fractus’ innovation is also respected in China” says Sandro Spina, Licensing Director at Vectis.
The robustness of the technologies covered by Fractus’ antenna patents as well as their importance to connected portable devices has already been validated by courts in Europe and the USA. It has also been recognized by EPO case studies.
- About Fractus
Fractus, S.A. is a world-renowned pioneer in the field of antenna technology. The company holds an intellectual property rights portfolio of more than 40 inventions protected through over 120 patents and patent applications in the United States, Europe and Asia. Among the numerous awards the company has received for its innovative work, Fractus was named 2005 Davos World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and has been recognized by the European Patent Office for its award-winning inventions. The company has a proven track record of innovation and licensing its award-winning geometry-based antenna technology to wireless device manufacturers worldwide.
- About Vectis
Vectis is a UK based IP and technology licensing company that believes in the key role of intellectual property in promoting innovation. Vectis supports a level playing field for IP owners and implementers, working with both to unlock the full value of innovation sharing. With its global reach, Vectis is a solution provider and a contributor to a fairer and more sustainable innovation system.