November 28, 2016

DOCOMO Grants Patent License to HTC

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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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NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 72 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide LTE network and one of the world's most progressive LTE-Advanced networks. DOCOMO is a leading developer of a 5G network that it plans to deploy by 2020, as well as network function virtualization (NFV), NFC infrastructure and services, emerging IoT solutions, and more. Outside Japan, the company is providing technical and operational expertise to seven mobile operators and other partner companies, and is contributing to the global standardization of all-new mobile technologies. DOCOMO is listed on stock exchanges in Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM). Please visit

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