Huawei Founding Member: Sisvel brings a Patent Pool on Wi-Fi 6

On July 19, 2022, Huawei officially announced that it has joined Sisvel Wi-Fi 6 patent pool as one of its founding members. The initial members of this pool will be Huawei, Mediatek, Philips, SK Telecom and Wilus.

“Huawei is excited to share our innovative Wi-Fi technologies with the industry,” said Alan Fan, Head of Huawei’s Intellectual Property Rights Department.

Sisvel’s Wi-Fi Program Manager, Andrea Rombolà adds that “Licensing Wi-Fi technology has never been easy, but innovation has to be rewarded, because this is the only way to generate a virtuous circle to incentivize parties to innovate. Wi-Fi is such a key technology to our lives today, made ever so much more important by the pandemic and the associated work-from-home phenomena. This new pool represents a very efficient way to clear the rights of major owners of Wi-Fi 6 standard essential patents.” Mattia Fogliacco continues: “During the past two years of facilitation, we have created a framework that we feel will benefit the Markets for Technology as a whole, removing friction and aligning interests of innovators and implementers. We trust that this, together with the quality of the IP contributed by the participating patent owners, will quickly attract additional licensees and possibly additional patent owners.”

“Wi-Fi technologies are widely used in fields like consumer electronics, smart homes, and industrial enterprises. The patent pool will increase transparency of patent licensing and reduce licensing disputes. Implementers can obtain a license under all patents in the pool at one time, which increases licensing efficiency and reduces licensing costs.”

Huawei continues to be open to companies wishing to negotiate a direct license bilaterally. Users can choose to obtain a license for Huawei’s Wi-Fi 6 patents through the Sisvel Wi-Fi 6 patent pool or through direct licensing with Huawei.

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