Recently, Ericsson got a public attention by expressing the global market strategy implicitly in the economic recession time:
1. Ericsson's acquisition of Nortel's CDMA/LTE business and assets:
2. Ericsson will invests $1.5B on LTE research in South Korea: Ref. http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/ericsson-investing-1-5b-lte-research-south-korea/2009-07-13#ixzz0Na01kjED
Ericsson's intension to get a strong market positioning in the North America and the East Asia also caused a shock wave:
1. RIM CEO Calls Nortel LTE Patents a 'National Treasure':
2. Future in South Korea: Wibro (Mobile WiMax) or LTE?:
What kind of insight can we have from the Ericsson's recent aggressive business activities? One may be the Ericsson's IPR strategy in LTE and future 4G mobile communications.
By acquiring the Nortel's LTE patents, Ericsson could have a strong patent portfolio for LTE infrastructure products: Nortel's IPR licensing candidate analysis for LTE baseband products (OFDM/MIMO Modem and Channel Coder) in the lists of patents declared essential to LTE appear at the ETSI IPR Online shows that Nortel was ranked 4th in IPR share (10 %) among 14 LTE IPR licensing contenders for the US LTE baseband product market.
By collaborating with S. Korea's strong mobile handset industry, Ericsson may make up the weak IPR portfolio in user equipment products: IPR licensing candidate analysis for LTE baseband products in the lists of patents declared essential to LTE appear at the ETSI IPR Online shows that Qualcomm was the leader in issued patent IPR share (27 %) and published patent application IPR shares.
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