CommScope and co-owned CCI and CCAI (collectively, CCI) have reached an agreement that resolves all litigation between the parties in India and the United States. The litigation relates to advanced base station antenna technologies that enable better performance in wireless networks.
Under the terms of the agreement, CommScope has taken a worldwide license to CCI’s patents directed to asymmetrical twin beam antenna techniques. CCI and its co-owned affiliates have taken worldwide licenses to specific CommScope patents relating to systems for enabling electrical tilt in base station antennas. Both parties recognize the validity, scope and applicability of their relevant patents and fully acknowledge the fundamental principles and techniques underpinning the relevant patents.
CommScope and CCI have made substantial investments in research and development in these areas, and each recognizes the need to protect the patentee’s rights while allowing for appropriate licensing agreements that allow customers to have access to the most up to date technologies at fairly competing sources. This agreement provides freedom of design for their technical teams and should accelerate further research and development while improving their ability to compete in global markets. Further details of the agreement will not be disclosed.
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About CCI and CCI Antennas:
CCI is a network infrastructure innovation company providing mobile operators around the world with cost effective, revenue increasing RF solutions that are rapidly deployable, fit-for-purpose and maximize the use of valuable spectrum and existing network investments. CCI delivers field proven solutions for coverage enhancement, densification and capacity, interference reduction, spectrum re-farming and the co-location of LTE, UMTS and emerging 5G technologies. CCI continues to expand its portfolio with patented antenna solutions, small cell deployment and backhaul solutions as well as industry defining portable PIM analyzers. Communication Components Antenna Inc. (CCI Antenna) is CCI’s affiliate company based in Ottawa Canada where its antenna products are developed. For more information, visit www.cciproducts.com.