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IPR Press kit

Ericsson is a leading innovator in telecommunications and the company also has a strong commitment to research and development (R&D). It is Ericsson’s policy to protect and secure a fair return on its R&D investments by creating, securing, protecting and licensing a portfolio of patents in support of our overall business goals.

As a result, we have one of the industry’s strongest intellectual property portfolios, which includes more than 49,000 granted patents worldwide. Ericsson is the largest holder of standard essential patents for mobile communication. Our unrivalled patent portfolio covers 2G, 3G, 4G and we are the main driver of industry standardization for 5G. 

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Ericsson is the largest holder of standard-essential patents for mobile communications in the world, and chances are you’ve experienced our innovation first hand on your handset. Our commitment to fair licensing ensures other companies benefit from our innovations as we advance towards the networked society. Find out more about what we do.

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