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Inside the patent portfolio Ericsson gets as part of its $6 billion Vonage acquisition

While not great in number, the incoming IP is of good quality and will boost the Swedish company’s presence in key areas such as security, machine learning and wired networks

Inside the patent portfolio Ericsson gets as part of its $6 billion Vonage acquisition
Our 5G licensing rates will be ready before mass vehicle roll-out begins, says top Avanci executive
20 Oct 2021

Our 5G licensing rates will be ready before mass vehicle roll-out begins, says top Avanci executive

Senior VP Laurie Fitzgerald was speaking after Swedish truck and bus manufacturer the Volvo Group became the latest licensee of the platform’s 4G programme

Ericsson turns in strong licensing quarter with Apple renewal looming
19 Oct 2021

Ericsson turns in strong licensing quarter with Apple renewal looming

Continued impact of Samsung deal pushes Swedish company’s royalty take near $300 million – but executives warn upcoming re-negotiations could produce temporary disruption again

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6 Oct 2021

New Ericsson lawsuit is a direct challenge to Apple’s 2019 FRAND manifesto

Swedish company contests iPhone maker's “core principles” on SSPPUs and end-product licensing just two months after its big Fifth Circuit win against HTC Read more

14 Sep 2021

$8 billion Sobi takeover shows orphan drug IP assets are in high demand

The acquisition of the rare disease specialist is latest development in the booming orphan drug deals market Read more

9 Sep 2021

Leadership profile: Ray Millien

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9 Sep 2021

IAM’s Top 40 Market Makers

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Designs

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5 Aug 2021

Volvo Cars chief IP officer departs to head up US boutique

Ray Millien becomes CEO of Harness, Dickey & Pierce, bringing with him deep experience of what in-house clients are looking for from their legal advisers Read more

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

Finance

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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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Frand/SEPS

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6 Sep 2021

Smartphone royalty stack continues multi-year decline, says analyst

Financial disclosures from four major publicly-listed patent owners suggest that their collective licensing revenues are on a downward trend Read more

28 Aug 2021

5G’s SEP power players are right to fear future standards split

Saturday Opinion: The global nature of current wireless tech is central to what makes it such a powerful licensing opportunity Read more

21 Jul 2021

Has TCL become the latest Ericsson licensing sign-up?

The two companies settled long-running patent litigation in the same week as the Swedish company’s CEO and CFO announced a new, unnamed licensee Read more

16 Jul 2021

Ericsson sees IP licensing income leap in wake of Samsung deal

Q2 results and overall trading outlook underline the importance of patent royalty revenues for the Swedish company Read more

Law & Policy

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28 Aug 2021

5G’s SEP power players are right to fear future standards split

Saturday Opinion: The global nature of current wireless tech is central to what makes it such a powerful licensing opportunity Read more

18 Feb 2021

Ericsson IP policy head explains why she dissented in high-profile EU SEP FRAND report

Monica Magnusson claims not enough was done at the outset to frame the problems the paper was seeking to tackle and ultimately to build on consensus among authors Read more

11 Feb 2021

Notable dissent casts shadow over European Commission report on SEP FRAND landscape

Ericsson VP of IP policy, Monica Magnusson, argues that after more than two years of work report “fails to provide a coherent consensus-based structure” 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

Litigation

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12 Aug 2021

Chinese court enforces trade secret arbitration award of over $100 million against Chinese company

Dow and Johnson Matthey welcome enforcement action, which comes on the heels of a civil trade secrets litigation win in a different Chinese court last year Read more

5 Aug 2021

Volvo Cars chief IP officer departs to head up US boutique

Ray Millien becomes CEO of Harness, Dickey & Pierce, bringing with him deep experience of what in-house clients are looking for from their legal advisers Read more

21 Jul 2021

Has TCL become the latest Ericsson licensing sign-up?

The two companies settled long-running patent litigation in the same week as the Swedish company’s CEO and CFO announced a new, unnamed licensee Read more

16 Jul 2021

Ericsson sees IP licensing income leap in wake of Samsung deal

Q2 results and overall trading outlook underline the importance of patent royalty revenues for the Swedish company Read more

Market Developments

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16 Jul 2021

Ericsson sees IP licensing income leap in wake of Samsung deal

Q2 results and overall trading outlook underline the importance of patent royalty revenues for the Swedish company Read more

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 Read more

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

Non-Practising Entities

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6 Sep 2021

Smartphone royalty stack continues multi-year decline, says analyst

Financial disclosures from four major publicly-listed patent owners suggest that their collective licensing revenues are on a downward trend Read more

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

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

Patent Pools

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6 Sep 2021

Smartphone royalty stack continues multi-year decline, says analyst

Financial disclosures from four major publicly-listed patent owners suggest that their collective licensing revenues are on a downward trend 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

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

Patents Law

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28 Aug 2021

5G’s SEP power players are right to fear future standards split

Saturday Opinion: The global nature of current wireless tech is central to what makes it such a powerful licensing opportunity Read more

5 Aug 2021

Volvo Cars chief IP officer departs to head up US boutique

Ray Millien becomes CEO of Harness, Dickey & Pierce, bringing with him deep experience of what in-house clients are looking for from their legal advisers Read more

21 Jul 2021

Has TCL become the latest Ericsson licensing sign-up?

The two companies settled long-running patent litigation in the same week as the Swedish company’s CEO and CFO announced a new, unnamed licensee Read more

16 Jul 2021

Ericsson sees IP licensing income leap in wake of Samsung deal

Q2 results and overall trading outlook underline the importance of patent royalty revenues for the Swedish company Read more

Strategy

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5 Aug 2021

Volvo Cars chief IP officer departs to head up US boutique

Ray Millien becomes CEO of Harness, Dickey & Pierce, bringing with him deep experience of what in-house clients are looking for from their legal advisers Read more

16 Jul 2021

Ericsson sees IP licensing income leap in wake of Samsung deal

Q2 results and overall trading outlook underline the importance of patent royalty revenues for the Swedish company Read more

27 May 2021

The Samsung deal validates a pragmatic Ericsson approach to patent licensing

A settlement of the multi-jurisdictional dispute between the two companies just six months after it began delivered wins for both sides Read more

2 Apr 2021

Latest US litigation numbers point to scale of Ericsson’s fight with Samsung

In the first quarter the Swedish telecoms giant was the most targeted patent owner at the PTAB while data shows new district court cases increased in Q1 Read more

Technology Licensing

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6 Sep 2021

Smartphone royalty stack continues multi-year decline, says analyst

Financial disclosures from four major publicly-listed patent owners suggest that their collective licensing revenues are on a downward trend Read more

28 Aug 2021

5G’s SEP power players are right to fear future standards split

Saturday Opinion: The global nature of current wireless tech is central to what makes it such a powerful licensing opportunity Read more

21 Jul 2021

Has TCL become the latest Ericsson licensing sign-up?

The two companies settled long-running patent litigation in the same week as the Swedish company’s CEO and CFO announced a new, unnamed licensee Read more

16 Jul 2021

Ericsson sees IP licensing income leap in wake of Samsung deal

Q2 results and overall trading outlook underline the importance of patent royalty revenues for the Swedish company Read more

Trade Secrets

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12 Aug 2021

Chinese court enforces trade secret arbitration award of over $100 million against Chinese company

Dow and Johnson Matthey welcome enforcement action, which comes on the heels of a civil trade secrets litigation win in a different Chinese court last year Read more

5 Aug 2021

Volvo Cars chief IP officer departs to head up US boutique

Ray Millien becomes CEO of Harness, Dickey & Pierce, bringing with him deep experience of what in-house clients are looking for from their legal advisers Read more

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

Valuation

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6 Sep 2021

Smartphone royalty stack continues multi-year decline, says analyst

Financial disclosures from four major publicly-listed patent owners suggest that their collective licensing revenues are on a downward trend Read more

7 May 2021

Samsung and Ericsson settle patent licensing dispute

Swedish company projects second quarter licensing revenues of up to $297 million after signing cross-licence which includes 5G rights 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

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