Dolby has sued two Chinese phone manufacturers, Oppo and Vivo, at the Delhi High Court stating that the two companies are using Dolby’s SEPs without a license. The Hon’ble Delhi High Court has held the following: –
- That Oppo and Vivo shall deposit royalty with the Court @ INR 34 per unit manufactured/sold/imported by 8th of every succeeding month.
- That Oppo and Vivo shall furnish details of the units manufactured, sold and imported, to Dolby by 5th of every month.
- That Oppo and Vivo shall continue to manufacture, sell and import their units in the interim while licensing negotiations based on Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) terms between the parties is ongoing.