Huawei And Ericsson signed a long-term global patent cross-licensing agreement covering patents required for various standards, such as 3GPP, ITU, IEEE And IETF 3G, 4G and 5G mobile communication technology standards. The agreement covers the sale of both companies’ network infrastructure and consumer devices, giving each party global access to the other’s own standardized technology.
“We are pleased to enter into a long-term global cross-licensing agreement with Ericsson‘ said Alan Fan (Alan Fan), Huawei Head of the Intellectual Property Department. “Companies that are the main patents for the main mobile communication standards (September) developers recognize the value of each other’s intellectual property, and this agreement creates a stronger patent environment. This demonstrates the commitment on both sides that intellectual property should be properly respected and protected.”
Over the past 20 years Huawei was one of the main developers of ICT standards, including cellular, Wi-Fi and multimedia codecs. In 2022, Huawei ranked first in terms of the number of patent applications filed with the European Patent Office with 4,505 applications.
“Our commitment to sharing leading technology innovations will promote the healthy and sustainable development of the industry and provide consumers with more stable products and services,” Fan added.
Huawei both September owner as well as performer and strives to apply a balanced approach to licensing. By signing this agreement, it simultaneously provides and gains access to key technologies. Fan said, “This agreement is the result of intensive discussions that have ensured that the interests of patent holders and law enforcers are fairly respected.”