Daimler-style strategic breakthrough for Nokia (and by extension Avanci, Ericsson, Qualcomm): Nordic Semiconductor arranges end-product-level SEP licensing for its customers

Nokia and Nordic Semiconductor–a company that makes wireless communications chips for the IoT industry and one of whose executives spoke at my 2019 Brussels conference–just announced a “pioneering new approach to licensing the use of cellular IoT Standard Essential Patents”: IoT device makers (specifically, those building smart meters, payment terminals, and vehicle telematics) who incorporate Nordic’s chips ionto their products can now opt in and take a pre-negotiated standard-essential patent (SEP) license from Nokia covering their devices.Nordic Semiconductor celebrates the “added transparency and predictability early in the design process, giving the increased clarity and certainty Nordic cellular IoT customers have…

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