Ericsson and Huawei Extend Global Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement

Ericsson and Huawei have renewed their global patent cross-licensing agreement, covering essential cellular technology patents and fostering collaborative innovation.


  • Ericsson and Huawei renew their global patent cross-licensing agreement for multi-year term.
  • Agreement covers essential patents for 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular technologies.
  • Both companies gain global access to each other's patented, standardized technologies.

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Ericsson and Huawei Extend Global Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement
In a joint announcement made on Friday, mobile communication companies Ericsson and Huawei announced the extension of their global patent cross-licensing agreement.The agreement covers patents essential to the standards relevant to their products, including 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular technologies.

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Essential Patents Covered

According to the statement, this agreement extends to both companies' sales of network infrastructure and consumer devices. Further, the arrangement grants each party worldwide access to the other's patented and standardized technologies.

Ericsson expressed satisfaction with the agreement, stating, "We are pleased to announce the renewal of our global cross-licensing agreement with Huawei. Both companies are major contributors to mobile communication standards and recognise the value of each other's intellectual property."

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Commitment to Intellectual Property

"This agreement demonstrates the commitment of both parties that intellectual property should be respected and rewarded, and that leading technological innovations should be shared across the industry. A balanced approach to licensing ensures that the interests of both patent holders and implementers are served fairly, driving healthy, sustainable industry development for the benefit of consumers and enterprises everywhere," Ericsson added.

Projected Revenues and Growth

Projected revenues stemming from the intellectual property rights (IPR) licensing contracts indicate a substantial contribution to Ericsson's financial landscape. The company estimates its IPR licensing revenues for the entirety of 2023 to reach approximately SEK 11 billion.

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Ericsson has over 60,000 granted patents worldwide and has consistently been one of the top 10 patent filers in India, as reported by TelecomTalk. Ericsson stated that it invests more than USD USD 4 billion in research and development annually and is confident in its potential to grow its IPR revenues through future agreements and strategic forays into additional licensing areas long term.

With this renewed cross-licensing agreement, Ericsson and Huawei are set to navigate the dynamic mobile technology landscape hand in hand, ensuring that the results of their collective innovation benefit users and businesses around the world.

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