Ericsson Says IP's Value Should Match Phones In HTC Row

Law360 (November 2, 2018, 4:37 PM EDT) -- Royalties for Ericsson Inc.’s network patents should be aligned with the cost of the mobile phones that use the technology, not the chips inside them, the Swedish telecom company has told a Texas federal court in a patent dispute with HTC America Inc.

The contract between the two technology companies for Ericsson’s standard-essential patents related to 2G, 3G and 4G networks is governed by French law, which calls for a bigger-picture look at the value of the work, Ericsson said in a motion made public Wednesday.

The pricing model that HTC is pushing would sync up the royalties to license the...

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