Inventors of the Year
The annual Ericsson Inventor of the Year award acknowledges the talent and hard work of those whose technology innovations enrich the company’s portfolio.
For 140 years, the ideas, technology and people of the company have created a monumental impact in many different ways and on many different levels. As a result, they have transformed lives, industries, and society as a whole.
With over 49,000 granted patents worldwide, we are a leading patent holder in the wireless industry – which is made possible by our substantial investment in R&D and our creative inventors with an ability to think differently.
For over 20 years, our Inventor of the Year award has recognized the outstanding contributions of our inventors – highlighting the importance of patents and licensing in maintaining our position at the forefront of technological innovation.
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Innovation is part of our DNA
Ericsson’s ideas, technology and people have made a monumental impact over the last 140 years, contributing to transforming lives, industries, and society as a whole. Ericsson R&D has enabled many of the everyday activities you take for granted – such as Bluetooth, touchscreen scrolling and 4G/LTE technology – while ensuring other companies benefit from our technology innovations through fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) principles.
As we pave the road to 5G, our industry-leading innovators are driving us towards our vision of the networked society every day – and we strive to recognize, reward and invest in their valuable contributions to the future of communications.