SHENZHEN, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 all claims 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.