Christina Petersson

As CIPO and Head of IPR & Licensing at Ericsson since 2019, Christina Petersson is responsible for Ericsson’s patent development and patent licensing worldwide. Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers, investing heavily in R&D as a leading contributor to open standards. With more than 54,000 granted patents, Ericsson has the industry’s leading patent portfolio, covering 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G cellular standards. Ms Petersson’s previous role was Vice President and Head of IPR Legal Affairs at Ericsson. In this role, which she held since 2011, Ms Petersson had an active role in licensing negotiations and has been responsible for concluding license agreements with the vast majority of Ericsson’s more than 100 licensees.  Ms Petersson has worked at Ericsson since 1998 when she started her career as a Trademark Attorney.

The Battle Over Patents: A Summary

Adapted from The Battle over Patents: History and Politics of Innovation, edited by Stephen H. Haber and Naomi R. Lamoreaux (Oxford University Press, 2021). Complaints about the patent system are not new. Virtually all arguments that critics seize upon today to support their suggestions for a patent reform have
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IP is Not IP: Intellectual Property is Not Industrial Policy, and Why This Matters 

Competition by China with the United States for global leadership in innovation has prompted anew an age-old policy debate: What are the best policies and legal institutions to promote next-generation inventions like 5G, AI, and mRNA vaccines? Are innovations best promoted and distributed either through industrial policy initiatives like prizes,
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LeadershIP Hosts Webinar on the DMA and the US Antitrust Bills

On June 30, LeadershIP hosted a webinar titled EU DMA vs. US Legislative Proposals: Lessons and Path Forward, where the discussion focused on the Digital Markets Act (DMA)—the legislation recently adopted by the European Union that imposes obligations and prohibitions on the world’s largest digital platforms such as Apple,
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