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The Ericsson v Samsung FRAND licensing dispute explodes into life

The Korean giant’s Christmas day anti-suit injunction from a Chinese court receives a swift response from Judge Gilstrap in the Eastern District of Texas

The Ericsson v Samsung FRAND licensing dispute explodes into life
In its Texas FRAND suit against Samsung, Ericsson introduces a brand new SEP litigation strategy
21 Dec 2020

In its Texas FRAND suit against Samsung, Ericsson introduces a brand new SEP litigation strategy

A need for speed has seen the Swedish company decide that the best form of attack is defence

Ericsson’s Samsung suit is driven by a belief in the strength of its patents
15 Dec 2020

Ericsson’s Samsung suit is driven by a belief in the strength of its patents

The Swedish company has decided to take a short-term royalty hit because it thinks its IP will deliver significant financial rewards over the long-term

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4 Nov 2020

Best in class

IAM takes a forensic look at the best of the best in patents to announce this year’s top 40 market makers Read more

23 Oct 2020

With patent deal renewals looming, Ericsson CEO Ekholm insists it will accept revenue gaps to get “fair value” in new agreements

Swedish company reports Q3 royalty income dip, but insists that it is still on course to top $1 billion for the year Read more

9 Sep 2020

The top 10 takeaways from this year’s Global Innovation Index

The latest edition of the annual WIPO publication reveals that Europe and North America still lead despite rising innovation levels in Asia Read more

8 Sep 2020

Samsung seizing 5G opportunities enabled by patent leadership

Verizon deal worth $6.6b is latest sign that the company is stepping into the big leagues of network gear Read more

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7 Sep 2020

Geely to boost R&D war chest with Shanghai listing

China’s next big IPO will feature one of the country’s auto IP leaders, which has more than 9,000 patents and counts licensing as a major revenue source Read more

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29 Nov 2019

IP market news highlights

IAM’s biggest autumn reads Read more

31 May 2016

We are still going to be IP dealmakers, but the deals may look slightly different, says new Ericsson CIPO

In late April Gustav Brismark took over one of the biggest jobs in IP. As the chief IP officer at Ericsson he not only has control of a vast patent portfolio, which is generally accepted to be one of the highest quality stockpiles in cellular…

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17 Jul 2020

Ericsson sees more progress on licensing front but CEO highlights 5G challenge to come

“We are very committed to maximising the value of our patent portfolio” Ekholm insists as company prepares for key renewals Read more

2 Jun 2020

Huawei, Samsung and LG are top owners of ‘core’ 5G patents so far, new study claims

Essentiality analysis put out by Amplified and GreyB finds that so far just 26% of declared 5G SEP grants are core to the standard and suggests that Huawei’s lead is more than merely quantitative Read more

16 Apr 2020

Do even the world’s billion-dollar licensors have a validity problem?

TCL gets Ericsson patent chopped in Federal Circuit 101 decision after it had emerged largely unscathed from the PTAB Read more

2 Apr 2020

Ericsson CEO strikes optimistic tone, but wireless industry waits to feel full effects of covid-19

Björe Ekholm points to strength of company's patent portfolio as ongoing reason for optimism; meanwhile InterDigital improves Q1 guidance after sealing two new licensing deals Read more

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16 Apr 2020

Do even the world’s billion-dollar licensors have a validity problem?

TCL gets Ericsson patent chopped in Federal Circuit 101 decision after it had emerged largely unscathed from the PTAB Read more

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

4 Mar 2020

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

Asset sales, trade wars and new names at the top made last year transformative for IP owners. Read more

12 Feb 2020

US play for Nokia or Ericsson no long-term 5G solution, says Qualcomm engineering chief

Speaking at an event in Washington DC, Susie Armstrong claims that if policymakers want to help they should support a strong IP system and clarify rules on American participation in standards setting Read more

Litigation

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7 Aug 2020

The value of (partially) invalidated patents

There is a longstanding preconception that grants found partially invalid are poor quality – but the data reveals a different story Read more

17 Jul 2020

Ericsson sees more progress on licensing front but CEO highlights 5G challenge to come

“We are very committed to maximising the value of our patent portfolio” Ekholm insists as company prepares for key renewals Read more

16 Apr 2020

Do even the world’s billion-dollar licensors have a validity problem?

TCL gets Ericsson patent chopped in Federal Circuit 101 decision after it had emerged largely unscathed from the PTAB Read more

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

Market Developments

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17 Jul 2020

Ericsson sees more progress on licensing front but CEO highlights 5G challenge to come

“We are very committed to maximising the value of our patent portfolio” Ekholm insists as company prepares for key renewals Read more

18 Jun 2020

New Ericsson report highlights 5G forces set to shape patent monetisation market

China powers ahead, but covid-19 has affected roll-out in some major markets, while ongoing rise of video highlights need for efficient licensing approach Read more

2 Jun 2020

Huawei, Samsung and LG are top owners of ‘core’ 5G patents so far, new study claims

Essentiality analysis put out by Amplified and GreyB finds that so far just 26% of declared 5G SEP grants are core to the standard and suggests that Huawei’s lead is more than merely quantitative Read more

2 Apr 2020

Ericsson CEO strikes optimistic tone, but wireless industry waits to feel full effects of covid-19

Björe Ekholm points to strength of company's patent portfolio as ongoing reason for optimism; meanwhile InterDigital improves Q1 guidance after sealing two new licensing deals Read more

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4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

29 Nov 2019

Star turns – counting down the best of the best

New names, familiar faces: what it takes to earn a place in the Market Makers’ club Read more

18 Jul 2019

Biometric patent conflict escalates in China

Shenzhen-based Goodix supplies more fingerprint sensors to more phones than any other company. But it is now litigating with two of its biggest rivals in Chinese courts Read more

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

Patent Pools

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18 Jun 2020

New Ericsson report highlights 5G forces set to shape patent monetisation market

China powers ahead, but covid-19 has affected roll-out in some major markets, while ongoing rise of video highlights need for efficient licensing approach Read more

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

4 Mar 2020

The top 10 patent market developments of 2019

Asset sales, trade wars and new names at the top made last year transformative for IP owners. Read more

3 Dec 2019

Volvo Cars joins Avanci, adding another major auto manufacturer to platform’s stable of brands

CEO Alfalahi – deal is further sign that one-stop solution is paying off; expect Internet of Things deals to follow in 2020 Read more

Patents Law

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7 Sep 2020

Geely to boost R&D war chest with Shanghai listing

China’s next big IPO will feature one of the country’s auto IP leaders, which has more than 9,000 patents and counts licensing as a major revenue source Read more

7 Aug 2020

The value of (partially) invalidated patents

There is a longstanding preconception that grants found partially invalid are poor quality – but the data reveals a different story Read more

17 Jul 2020

Ericsson sees more progress on licensing front but CEO highlights 5G challenge to come

“We are very committed to maximising the value of our patent portfolio” Ekholm insists as company prepares for key renewals Read more

18 Jun 2020

New Ericsson report highlights 5G forces set to shape patent monetisation market

China powers ahead, but covid-19 has affected roll-out in some major markets, while ongoing rise of video highlights need for efficient licensing approach Read more

Strategy

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18 Jun 2020

New Ericsson report highlights 5G forces set to shape patent monetisation market

China powers ahead, but covid-19 has affected roll-out in some major markets, while ongoing rise of video highlights need for efficient licensing approach Read more

2 Jun 2020

Huawei, Samsung and LG are top owners of ‘core’ 5G patents so far, new study claims

Essentiality analysis put out by Amplified and GreyB finds that so far just 26% of declared 5G SEP grants are core to the standard and suggests that Huawei’s lead is more than merely quantitative Read more

28 Feb 2020

The US has a mountain to climb in 5G network equipment

Patent analysis shows that American companies would need to make big plays if they want to catch the Chinese, but it is almost certainly too late already Read more

18 Feb 2020

Chinese chipmakers clash over fingerprint recognition tech

A dispute over biometrics continues to ensnare two companies backed by China’s big government chip fund Read more

Technology Licensing

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7 Sep 2020

Geely to boost R&D war chest with Shanghai listing

China’s next big IPO will feature one of the country’s auto IP leaders, which has more than 9,000 patents and counts licensing as a major revenue source Read more

18 Jun 2020

New Ericsson report highlights 5G forces set to shape patent monetisation market

China powers ahead, but covid-19 has affected roll-out in some major markets, while ongoing rise of video highlights need for efficient licensing approach Read more

2 Apr 2020

Ericsson CEO strikes optimistic tone, but wireless industry waits to feel full effects of covid-19

Björe Ekholm points to strength of company's patent portfolio as ongoing reason for optimism; meanwhile InterDigital improves Q1 guidance after sealing two new licensing deals Read more

2 Dec 2019

Ericsson CEO makes very public point about the company’s 5G patent strength

Piece by Börje Ekholm demonstrates that the big licensing players now realise the importance of talking about the quality of their IP at the very highest level Read more

Trade Secrets

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12 Sep 2019

Huawei CEO: our 5G IP can be had for an upfront fee

Ren Zhengfei welcomes telecom equipment competition with a grandiose offer, but some key details are still open to question Read more

13 Jun 2019

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 Read more

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7 Sep 2020

Geely to boost R&D war chest with Shanghai listing

China’s next big IPO will feature one of the country’s auto IP leaders, which has more than 9,000 patents and counts licensing as a major revenue source Read more

13 Jun 2019

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 Read more

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…

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