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Huawei’s $1 billion Verizon demand: politics or profit?

Ongoing royalty negotiations are revealed after US network operator reportedly notifies government. Why the conflict, which follows a 2016 dispute with T-Mobile, may alarm Nokia and Ericsson

Huawei’s $1 billion Verizon demand: politics or profit?
31 May 2019

Growing SEP FRAND case law is adding clarity, insists Ericsson assertion chief

Opinion from East Texas judge adds to earlier win for Swedish telco in lawsuit against HTC, but looming appeals give rights owners plenty to think about

16 May 2019

“I had the chance to leave at a good time,” says Ericsson’s former chief IP officer

In an exclusive interview with IAM, Gustav Brismark explains his sudden departure from the Swedish giant, as well as talking legacy, the future for 5G, plus a whole lot more

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24 May 2019

IP market news highlights

Some of the major news stories carried on the IAM platform from March to mid-May. Read more

6 May 2019

How Oppo is turning handset shipments into SEP leverage

In a tough Chinese market, a deal with Oppo means a lot to licensors, a fact the vendor has used to gain hundreds of new patent assets Read more

18 Apr 2019

Why Ericsson’s licensing practices are under investigation in China

Executives at some of the country's leading domestic mobile manufacturers open up about the reasons they believe an anti-trust investigation of the Swedish company is merited Read more

15 Apr 2019

China is investigating Ericsson’s patent licensing business, company confirms

A surprise inspection at the Swedish giant’s Beijing office sets the stage for the first big IP probe by China’s new super-regulator Read more

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2 Apr 2019

We must listen to the market to make the most of 5G licensing opportunities, says new Ericsson CIPO

In her first interview since succeeding Gustav Brismark as head of IP at the Swedish company, Christina Petersson emphasises the importance of dialogue and expresses confidence for the future Read more

19 Mar 2019

Exclusive: Ericsson IP chief Brismark exits company

As rollout of 5G gets underway Swedish telecoms giant is looking for a new, permanent head of its $1 billion licensing business Read more

21 Feb 2019

As it awaits CAFC's TCL judgment, Ericsson secures vital win over HTC

Eastern District of Texas jury rules that patent royalty rates offered to the Taiwanese company were FRAND and that the comparable licensing model used to calculate them was correct Read more

19 Feb 2019

With Oppo deal, Ericsson gets crucial SEP validation in China

Securing a FRAND licence with the world’s fifth largest handset maker could be a shot in the arm for the Swedish company, which has struggled to get royalties out of Chinese firms like Xiaomi and TCL Read more

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1 Feb 2019

We have not been informed of any Chinese antitrust investigation of us, Ericsson tells IAM

Swedish company issues statement after an unsourced Chinese media article claims that a probe into its licensing practices is underway Read more

25 Apr 2018

Patent hold-out is our number one challenge, says Ericsson CIPO in build-up to this year's IPBC Global

The clock is ticking down to IPBC Global 2018, which is being held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco from 10th to 12th June. As ever, we have a stellar speaking faculty for the event. This not only features keynote speakers Anderi Iancu, Sue… Read more

4 Jan 2018

Ruling in high-profile US FRAND case “highly biased in favour of infringers”, says Ericsson's CIPO

Speaking to the IAM blog Ericsson chief IP officer Gustav Brismark has made his first public comments on the judgment handed down by a California court just before Christmas in the Swedish telco’s high-profile FRAND licensing dispute with Chinese… Read more

27 Mar 2017

Ericsson 5G royalty play may be less generous than originally thought; but it's definitely smart

The week before last, Ericsson chief IP officer Gustav Brismark gave an interview to Bloomberg in which he revealed the royalty rates the company would be asking for in relation to patents covering 5G technology in the mobile communications sector… Read more

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21 Feb 2019

As it awaits CAFC's TCL judgment, Ericsson secures vital win over HTC

Eastern District of Texas jury rules that patent royalty rates offered to the Taiwanese company were FRAND and that the comparable licensing model used to calculate them was correct Read more

19 Feb 2019

With Oppo deal, Ericsson gets crucial SEP validation in China

Securing a FRAND licence with the world’s fifth largest handset maker could be a shot in the arm for the Swedish company, which has struggled to get royalties out of Chinese firms like Xiaomi and TCL Read more

1 Feb 2019

We have not been informed of any Chinese antitrust investigation of us, Ericsson tells IAM

Swedish company issues statement after an unsourced Chinese media article claims that a probe into its licensing practices is underway Read more

18 Sep 2018

Swedish eye tracking leader sues to curb Chinese upstart

IBM patent asserted against Beijing-based startup with backing from HTC and Qualcomm. NPEs are also active in a possible new VR/AR battleground. Read more

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2 Apr 2019

We must listen to the market to make the most of 5G licensing opportunities, says new Ericsson CIPO

In her first interview since succeeding Gustav Brismark as head of IP at the Swedish company, Christina Petersson emphasises the importance of dialogue and expresses confidence for the future Read more

19 Mar 2019

Exclusive: Ericsson IP chief Brismark exits company

As rollout of 5G gets underway Swedish telecoms giant is looking for a new, permanent head of its $1 billion licensing business Read more

1 Feb 2019

We have not been informed of any Chinese antitrust investigation of us, Ericsson tells IAM

Swedish company issues statement after an unsourced Chinese media article claims that a probe into its licensing practices is underway Read more

1 Nov 2018

We are top in the 5G standards process and that will feed through to patents, claims Ericsson

“It is clear that, no matter which viewpoint one takes, Ericsson is the leader in 3GPP and has influenced the technology in 5G over the years more than any other contributor,” company states in new report Read more

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25 Jun 2018

No settlement for Xiaomi and Ericsson in India, but the Chinese firm can sell MediaTek-powered devices there

Some recent statements by MediaTek CFO David Ku stirred rumours that Xiaomi and Ericsson had settled their patent dispute in India, but the Swedish telecom has confirmed to IAM that there is no truth to this. It means Xiaomi will head into its Hong… Read more

Strategy

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2 Apr 2019

We must listen to the market to make the most of 5G licensing opportunities, says new Ericsson CIPO

In her first interview since succeeding Gustav Brismark as head of IP at the Swedish company, Christina Petersson emphasises the importance of dialogue and expresses confidence for the future Read more

1 Feb 2019

We have not been informed of any Chinese antitrust investigation of us, Ericsson tells IAM

Swedish company issues statement after an unsourced Chinese media article claims that a probe into its licensing practices is underway Read more

27 Nov 2018

5G patent report was designed for internal and external consumption, says Ericsson IPR strategy head

Mathias Hellman claims that coverage of the emerging landscape had often failed to reflect the Swedish company's leadership position, so publication aimed to give employees and investors a more accurate picture Read more

1 Nov 2018

We are top in the 5G standards process and that will feed through to patents, claims Ericsson

“It is clear that, no matter which viewpoint one takes, Ericsson is the leader in 3GPP and has influenced the technology in 5G over the years more than any other contributor,” company states in new report Read more

Technology licensing

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2 Apr 2019

We must listen to the market to make the most of 5G licensing opportunities, says new Ericsson CIPO

In her first interview since succeeding Gustav Brismark as head of IP at the Swedish company, Christina Petersson emphasises the importance of dialogue and expresses confidence for the future Read more

19 Mar 2019

Exclusive: Ericsson IP chief Brismark exits company

As rollout of 5G gets underway Swedish telecoms giant is looking for a new, permanent head of its $1 billion licensing business Read more

21 Feb 2019

As it awaits CAFC's TCL judgment, Ericsson secures vital win over HTC

Eastern District of Texas jury rules that patent royalty rates offered to the Taiwanese company were FRAND and that the comparable licensing model used to calculate them was correct Read more

19 Feb 2019

With Oppo deal, Ericsson gets crucial SEP validation in China

Securing a FRAND licence with the world’s fifth largest handset maker could be a shot in the arm for the Swedish company, which has struggled to get royalties out of Chinese firms like Xiaomi and TCL Read more

Trademarks

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1 Aug 2016

Volvo’s road to business-driven IP management

Swedish company Volvo Group has completely re-engineered its IP strategy over the last two years. This is how it happened Read more

Valuation

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16 Jul 2018

Ericsson appeal brief sets stage for next chapter in epic SEP FRAND dispute with TCL

Ericsson has put together the CAFC brief for its appeal against the Central District of California federal court’s decision in its litigation with Chinese handset manufacturer TCL. Read more

4 Jan 2018

Ruling in high-profile US FRAND case “highly biased in favour of infringers”, says Ericsson's CIPO

Speaking to the IAM blog Ericsson chief IP officer Gustav Brismark has made his first public comments on the judgment handed down by a California court just before Christmas in the Swedish telco’s high-profile FRAND licensing dispute with Chinese… Read more

27 Mar 2017

Ericsson 5G royalty play may be less generous than originally thought; but it's definitely smart

The week before last, Ericsson chief IP officer Gustav Brismark gave an interview to Bloomberg in which he revealed the royalty rates the company would be asking for in relation to patents covering 5G technology in the mobile communications sector… Read more

1 Aug 2016

Volvo’s road to business-driven IP management

Swedish company Volvo Group has completely re-engineered its IP strategy over the last two years. This is how it happened Read more