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SISVEL AND U-BLOX SETTLE DISPUTE ON 3G AND 4G CELLULAR PATENTS

Luxembourg, September 28, 2020

Sisvel International S.A. and its affiliates and u-blox AG have entered into a settlement agreement that resolves their ongoing case before the district court of the Southern District of California.

The agreement settles a dispute regarding the licensing of Sisvel’s cellular essential patents and provides for a multi-year solution for u-blox to make sure its customers are clear from any patent assertions on the basis of the 3G and 4G patents that Sisvel owns.

The 3G/4G patent portfolio of the Sisvel Group includes over 80 patent families (comprising over 1200 individual patents), which have been deemed to be essential to cellular standards through a third party evaluation process. The patents originate from smartphone manufacturers LGE, Blackberry (formerly Research In Motion) and Nokia, the French telecom operator Orange and the Chinese R&D institute Langbo. These companies all participated in the innovative work that contributed to the creation of the 3G and 4G telecommunication standards that are used all around the world.

“We are pleased to have settled our differences. u-blox and its customers may have peace of mind that their M2M products are no longer due payment of any royalty under our 3G and 4G patents.” said David Muus, Program Manager of Sisvel’s Mobile Communication Program, which comprises Sisvel’s cellular patents. He continued: “Along the way of resolving our disagreement we were surprised, in a good way, to find opportunities with u-blox to work together in the future. Especially in these trying times of the coronavirus, trade tensions and economic uncertainty, it is welcome to turn a dispute into cooperation.”

 

About Sisvel

Sisvel is a world leader in fostering innovation and managing IP. The group identifies, evaluates and maximizes the value of IP assets for its partners around the world, providing firms with a revenue stream which can be reinvested in innovation for the generation of future revenues. Sisvel has more than 35 years’ experience in the management of successful patent portfolios, including those relating to audio compression standards (MP3 and MPEG audio), as well as broadcasting and digital terrestrial television standards maintained by the Digital Video Broadcasting Project. Sisvel operates patent pools and joint licensing programs in the fields of mobile communication, wireless local area networking 802.11, video coding, digital video broadcasting, recommendation engines and broadband access to data networks.

 

About u-blox

u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their smart and reliable solutions, services and products let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and secure data services and connectivity, u blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative and reliable solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA.

 

For additional information, please visit: u-blox.com


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