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 42,000 granted patents worldwide. Ericsson is the largest holder of standard-essential patents for mobile communication. Our unrivalled patent portfolio covers 2G, 3G and 4G and we play a key role in the global organizations that are shaping standards for 5G technologies.