Sharp filed a lawsuit against Oppo Japan in the Tokyo District Court on January 30 for infringement of one patent related to wireless LAN related to smartphone communication technology. At the same time, the company announced that it has filed a petition for provisional injunction to suspend patent infringement.
Sharp is alleging patent infringement for Wi-Fi technology related to OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing), a modulation method for digital signals used in communications and broadcasting. They are seeking a suspension of smartphone sales.
The lawsuit has been filed against Oppo Japan, a Japanese corporation of Oppo. "This time, we are seeking a suspension of smartphone sales in Japan," a Sharp spokeswoman said. Specifically, Oppo Japan's five models, "Reno A", "Reno10xZoom", "A5 2020", "R17 Pro" and "Find X", which are being deployed in the Japanese market, are the targets of the suspension request.
"We view intellectual property rights as an important management resource, and we will strictly deal with infringement whenever we judge it to be infringing," said Sharp. Sharp and Oppo are mainly competing in the field of smartphone products, and even in the Japanese market, Oppo has recently entered the market.