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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

06 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

18 April 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

21 February 2019

As it awaits CAFC's <em>TCL</em> 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

19 February 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

01 February 2019

We have not been informed of any Chinese antitrust investigation of us, Ericsson tells <em>IAM</em>

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

18 September 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.

31 July 2018

LG Electronics settles with Ericsson as it ramps up its own assertion effort

New global cross-licence ends a four month-long US litigation case. In the meantime, LG is becoming more aggressive with its own patent portfolio, as evidenced by recent enforcement efforts.

16 July 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.

25 June 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…

18 June 2018

Lawsuits involving Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley and Volvo underline growing auto sector patent focus

A couple of recent infringement suits involving long-established car manufacturers have shown once again that patent assertion remains a looming threat in an auto industry that is undergoing some very significant changes.  Late last week Jaguar…

25 April 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…

06 April 2018

Volvo Cars’ new IP head looks to turn iconic brand into a powerful patent player

Of all the industries to have re-shaped the way they approach IP in recent years, arguably none has gone through as fundamental a change as the auto sector. Many of the leading manufacturers, such as Ford and Toyota, have become far more…

04 January 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…

17 August 2017

Ericsson brings lawsuits against French smartphone maker as CIPO targets free riders

Ericsson filed patent infringement lawsuits in Mannheim and Dusseldorf on Monday against Wiko after, the Swedish telecoms giant claimed, four years of licensing negotiations had failed to produce a deal. The lawsuits accused Wiko of infringing ten…