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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

27 November 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

01 November 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

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.

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…

27 November 2015

Ericsson locks down a global patent licence agreement with iBall thanks to Delhi High Court injunction

Ericsson’s campaign to sign up licensees among smartphone sellers in India has been one of the country’s biggest patent stories over the last two years, and its battles in the High Court of Delhi have produced some of the region’s most interesting…

19 September 2015

Global IP licensing and royalty fee numbers reveal the world's maker and taker economies

The latest edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) was launched in London this week, offering a unique take on which global economies are ahead in ‘innovation-driven growth’. Put together by WIPO, INSEAD and Cornell University, the 400-page…

08 September 2015

Ericsson’s SEP campaign against low-cost smartphone vendors in India rolls on with yet another success in court

The Delhi High Court has once again handed Ericsson a victory, if only an interim one, in its efforts to enforce standards-essential patents (SEPs) the company owns in India. An order dated last Wednesday, issued by Justice Manmohan Singh,…

19 May 2015

There is nothing wrong with privateering; patent owners are entitled to maximise the value of their assets

In the last couple of years there have been several attempts to stymie privateering – the model by which operating companies sell patents to an NPE which then seeks to monetise them, usually through an assertion campaign. The original owner may…

10 April 2015

Ericsson and Nokia the latest to confirm that they will not license under the new IEEE patent policy

Ericsson and Nokia have told IAM that they will not be making licensing commitments under the new patent policy introduced by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The moves, which follow similar announcements by Qualcomm and…

30 March 2015

Patent royalties may be about to come under the microscope in India, but regulators should step carefully

An Indian mobile industry association last week submitted a report to the country’s government calling on regulators to rein in patent royalties being demanded of domestic handset makers by foreign companies, according to a story in the Economic…