On January 30, 2020, Sharp Corporation (hereinafter "Sharp") filed a patent infringement lawsuit seeking an injunction and filed a petition for a provisional injunction in the Tokyo District Court against OPPO Japan (Head Office: Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, Japan). Sharp alleges that OPPO Japan infringes one of its wireless LAN patents related to communication technologies for smartphones.
Sharp, as a Japan's leading cell phone vendor, has been expanding mobile handset business and after-sales service business in Japan.
Sharp views its patent portfolio as a major resource for its business development. Sharp will take necessary actions to protect its intellectual property rights.