back to article We'll show you our patents if you show us yours, say Huawei and Ericsson

Huawei and Ericsson have signed a long-term cross-licensing agreement that includes patents relating to a broad range of technology areas, including those covering 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular networks. This agreement, finalized earlier this month, covers the respective sales of network infrastructure and endpoint devices by the …

  1. Flocke Kroes Silver badge

    "this agreement creates a stronger patent environment"

    In other words: "This agreement keeps third parties from making a profit in our cordoned off market."

    1. apdxb

      Re: "this agreement creates a stronger patent environment"

      A "strong patent environment", in Ericsson's view, is a patent environment where you don't have to go to court for years to get your IPR respected.

      This has to be understood through the lens of the periodic legal disputes triggered by Apple against Ericsson IPR.

      It happened in 2015 and then again in 2021.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I should imagine

    that sanctions will soon be issued against Ericsson.

    1. deevee

      too late

      The USA will have far more to worry about that EU countries using Chinese patents, in the not too distant future.

      They are already imploding in on themselves, and once Saudi Arabia & the UAE drop the petrodollar as the currency for buying their oil and gas, its game over for the new 3rd world country - USA.

      1. apdxb

        Re: too late

        With the exception of Kuwait, which switched to a currency basket in May of 2007 (close to UN SDR), all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries maintain dollar pegs.

        That includes The KSA SAR, the UAE AED and other gulf currencies.

        Your comment reveals more anti-west feelings than understanding of the economic forces at play here.

    2. Roland6 Silver badge

      Re: I should imagine

      Suspect that depends on whether the Orange one returns to the White House.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Telecoms is too important…

    To be patented….

    1. alain williams Silver badge

      Re: Telecoms is too important…

      Hopefully this will help prevent the development of competing standards. Such fragmentation is bad for end users.

      Huawei being deemed a security risk should not be an issue here as what is being shared are paper specifications, not physical kit or software.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Telecoms is too important…

        But since Huawei are part of the evil-empire-of-the-month club we don't have to care about their patents.

        If any of their executives come round to complain we can just arrest them and hold them for couple of years until the US tell us not to.

    2. deevee

      Re: Telecoms is too important…

      Says the USA who are still using decades old telco standards and gear in a pathetic attempt to continue spying on everyone.

    3. OhForF' Silver badge

      Re: Telecoms is too important…

      At least it looks like i'm not the only one that thinks a sentence like

      This agreement,,,includes patents covering a broad range of standards...

      seems to indicate a big problem.

      Patents, in other words exclusive rights to manufactore/produce/sell an invention covering a standard (i.e. something we want to be implemented exactly that way) should not be allowed.

      Icon for the PTO -->

  4. pamam


    I can'r believe there are so many people who don't know that you can't win against the Chinese They are unreliable, un trustworthy, un ethical, ,immoral, and un palatable you will never win, It may look like you are winning until they let you run of the cliff. The least thing you can do is read the book "Ware without rules , china's play book for global domination, by Brigadier General Robert Spalding a translation from the Chinese Generals Play Book, also author of Stealth War. Don't get this wrong this is not just for war, it's for every day life and success for the Chinese. They don't like to lose. Know your enemy, they are not your friend if you think you can win them over, you already lost.

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