DOCOMO grants patent license to HTC

TOKYO, JAPAN, November 28, 2016 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it reached an agreement to grant HTC Corporation a patent license covering DOCOMO's standard-essential patents for the W-CDMA , LTE and LTE-Advanced standards. As part of the agreement, HTC pays DOCOMO licensing fees for the patent license. The agreement also settles all pending patent litigation between DOCOMO and HTC.

DOCOMO has now granted standard-essential patent licenses to more than 10 companies.

DOCOMO receives licensing fees for more than 5,000 standard-essential patents, which are paid via patent pools or directly by individual companies.

"We are pleased to announce this strategic cooperation between HTC and DOCOMO" said Tatsuaki Wakabayashi, General Manager of Intellectual Property Department at DOCOMO.

DOCOMO plans to continue its patent licensing as a world leader in the research and development of mobile-network and service technologies for systems based on the W-CDMA , LTE, LTE-Advanced and to-be-standardized 5G standards.

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