Firm that sued Apple, Google And RIM purchased more than 2,000 patents from Ericsson

Firm that sued Apple, Google And RIM purchased more than 2,000 patents from Ericsson
Unwired Planet is, for lack of a better term, a patent troll. With its IP portfolio, it was able to take tech heavyweights like Apple, Google and RIM to court . But in order to keep suing the big boys, the company needs new patents to wield against them. That is why Unwired Planet recently purchased 2,185 U.S. and International patents and patent applications from Ericsson. 753 of the patents relate to 2G, 3G and LTE technology. From 2014 through 2018, Ericsson will toss in 100 additional patents a year.

In return, Ericsson will have access to all of Unwired Planet's patent portfolio and also was given the rights to receive a certain percentage of revenues generated from Unwired Planet's patents. Some of the patents purchased from the Swedish based firm cover aspects of wireless technology such as GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA and LTE. Ericsson is basically giving up the patents hoping that Unwired Planet can make more money for it using them in court, than if Ericsson merely licensed them.


source: UnwiredPlanet via BGR

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12 Comments

1. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Ericsson, Nokia and Motorola are floating on patents' sea .. They are the real inventors of Phone's world. Thank you greats ..

13. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

That is the most sense I've heard in a while.

2. wendygarett unregistered

I wish I can afford one of these patents, and see how is being patent troll looks like :p

11. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

It's kinda like your job here as a troll, except you get paid.

12. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

No please, Wendy is so funny and I like him

3. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Ugh! This gold digger!

4. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

good for them

5. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

this is just ANNOYING!!!! really hate those patent troll! innovation stopper! but then again they have the right! but again, how will innovation grow? but this "unwired planet" wasnt the one who made those patent...they just buy it! who started this patient trolling anyway!!

6. wendygarett unregistered

In America, you can actually sue McDonald for gai

7. wendygarett unregistered

You can actually sue McDonald for making their loyal customers gaining fat tho... You just need to find a good lawyer to deal with it lol

8. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

What can't you do with money ? Money talks...

10. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

Somebody in congress please make an anti patent troll bill so industries start innovating again

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