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Ericsson continues its push to reform 5G and IoT patent licensing

Ericsson has set out a simple approach to 5G patent licensing, in a bid to avoid the litigation and high prices which have dogged the 4G era. The Swedish company, despite its stated aim of increasing its revenues from its significant store of IPR, is publicly setting out a 5G licensing price list, capping royalties at $5 per phone at the high end, down to $2.50 for cheaper models. This is certainly not the first attempt to place a ceiling on patent royalties, and it may well be just the latest in a string of failed bids to shake up the system of charging for mobile IPR. In the early days of LTE, there were high hopes that the new…

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