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 54,000 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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Landmark 5G patent application - a foundation for the future
The 5G foundation patent application forms the foundation of the 5G standardization work and shows how to incorporate numerous individual inventions to build a complete 5G architecture. With 130 inventors, it is the largest patent application in terms of inventors in the cellular industry, anywhere in the world (source: Derwent Innovation). Watch the video to discover the future of mobile networks.
The innovation behind 5G standardization
What is 5G and who gets to decide? Dr Stefan Parkvall, Principal Researcher at Ericsson and one of our many visionary people, discusses the value of this next generation of technology and the leading industry experts defining it, and our future.
Ericsson licenses our standard-essential patents on Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory terms so that anyone can use our technology as a foundation for new ideas.
Enabling a fully connected world
Ericsson enables a fully connected world. Our innovations have helped transform how we communicate and connect.