Licensing on FRAND terms
We are part of a thriving ecosystem of innovators that provides others with access to our technology. Our objective is to allow the world to benefit from our cutting-edge innovations, constantly pushing the curve of what the industry can do.
Getting a fair return on our R&D investment when another company uses our standardized technology means we can keep investing in research and bring out new ideas, new standards, and new platforms for the benefit of all. That is why Ericsson strongly believes in fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms, which support ‘deep standardization’ and allow for scalable manufacturing, thereby lower prices for consumers.
What is FRAND licensing?
Ericsson supports licensing on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms, known as FRAND, ensuring a healthy ecosystem for the future. FRAND licensing has an established history of global market success because innovative companies that are compensated through patent royalties are then able to re-invest in the next generation of technology, unlocking the latest digital experiences for us all to enjoy.