On June 7, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo announced a temporary suspension of product sales in the German market, after losing a patent infringement lawsuit to Nokia in April. The decision was communicated through Vivo’s official German website, which now only displays its homepage and support page, with all product listings removed. Vivo has assured customers that it will continue to provide relevant services for previously purchased products. In April, the German Federal Court in Mannheim ruled in favor of Nokia in a case involving essential 4G standard patents (SEPs), in which Vivo was accused of infringement. In response to the judgment, Vivo expressed its willingness to temporarily halt sales and marketing of affected products through official channels in Germany, if necessary. [Jiemian, in Chinese]