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5G patents and licensing

5G standardization is supported by the patent and licensing process, and will boost performance between networks, devices and operators, creating new revenue streams with radical new business models and use cases. Progress on the 5G standardization front will also bring enormous opportunities to the way we use our devices to communicate with our surroundings, revolutionizing key industries globally, including: TV and media; manufacturing; healthcare; telecommunications; and transportation and infrastructure.

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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.

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Meet the inventor

What is 5G and who gets to decide? In the video below, 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.

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Accelerating the Internet of Things

One of the many benefits brought by the adoption of our 5G technology will be the acceleration of the Internet of Things (IoT), which will make the possibility of physical objects communicating and interacting with each other in real time a reality. Licensing of 5G patents coupled with the development of IoT standards will help connect billions of devices but this is only possible when companies come together and exchange ideas.

Watch Mathias Hellman, Vice President of IPR & Licensing at Ericson, discuss the Internet of Things

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IoT licensing

IoT licensing

Avanci, a patent licensing platform, was initiated by Ericsson as the first marketplace for licensing patented cellular technology to the Internet of Things. The Avanci platform provides a place for those contributing standard essential patents to share their innovations, and for IoT companies to access the technology needed to connect their products - with one agreement and for one fair, flat per-unit rate. Avanci is an independently operated company headquartered in Dallas.

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