Ericsson researchers have been nominated for a prestigious European Inventor Award for their work on LTE by the European Patent Office (EPO), recognizing the company as a leader in 4G innovation.

A team of Ericsson researchers is one of the finalists for the European Inventor Award 2014, which recognizes “outstanding and successful technologies patented by large European companies”. The European Patent Office (EPO), is running a poll where you can cast your vote until June 10, 2014. One vote can be submitted each day until the poll closes.

Ericsson researchers have been nominated for a prestigious European Inventor Award for their work on LTE by the European Patent Office (EPO), recognizing the company as a leader in 4G innovation.

LTE technology consists of thousands of individually patented innovations, and its development cannot be attributed to a single organization, company or individual. However, the EPO has recognized that eight Ericsson employees – Erik Dahlman, Stefan Parkvall, Muhammad Kazmi, Robert Baldemair, George Jöngren, Henning Wiemann, Johan Torsner and Magnus Stattin – and their team have made significant contributions to the development of the LTE standard. The nomination also acknowledges the significance of LTE’s impact on society and the economy.

The Ericsson’s team’s patents in the fields of cellular network base station design, signal processing, air interface design and the efficient use of radio resources have been especially important because they influence the quality of LTE signals and, thus, user experience.

The winner will be announced on June 17 at an awards ceremony in Berlin.