IPCom enters strategic partnership with Langbo
Munich, Feb. 14th, 2022 - IPCom is pleased to announce that it has entered a new strategic partnership with Shanghai Langbo Communication Technology Company Ltd. Based in Shanghai, China. Langbo is a 5G technology pioneer that focuses on 4G & 5G SEP creation, identification, and exploitation. IPCom considers that both companies are very similarly situated, with IPCom’s main focus being R&D, patent prosecution and licensing.
Under the strategic partnership, both companies will be handling patent prosecution services for each other: with IPCom’s in-house attorneys filing and prosecuting Langbo’s European Patent applications, and Langbo guiding IPCom’s filings through the CNIPA application process.
Langbo has very high-profile inventors with strong technical innovation competence in 5G and wireless telecommunications coming from such international R&D powerhouses as Sony, Huawei, Intel, Bosch and more. As both teams have 10-20 years’ work experience and diversified background, we’re expecting that the new partnership will help grow and enhance each of the two companies.
IPCom and Langbo strongly believe in handling prosecution themselves and see it as a safeguard for the quality of patents, that would later be used in licensing and litigation. The alliance will help both teams to maximize patent value by being able to monitor the prosecution processes from start to end. With attorneys and inventors closely working together, both companies see it as the most efficient way of getting a granted SEP, which is a crucial part in the process of obtaining a patent.
“We’re happy to collaborate together as we believe this partnership will create immense synergy in terms of exchanging expertise and expanding the respective patent portfolios”
- commented Managing Director of IPCom, Pio Suh.
Both companies are dedicated to building up strong 5G portfolios, which was one of the main reasons why the teams decided to enter the collaboration.
IPCom GmbH & Co. KG is an intellectual property (IP) rights licensing and technology R&D company, which supports companies with asserting patent rights and concluding patent license agreements on FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) terms. IPCom holds over 200 patent families in the field of mobile communications, with more than 1,000 patents registered in Europe, the US and Asia, most of which have been granted. Committed to the principles of FRAND, fair play and competitive advantage, IPCom also offers consulting services to companies in the telecoms space, with the aim of levelling the playing field and ensuring those behind the development of standard essential patents (SEPs) are fairly rewarded for their technologies and work.
IPCom is headquartered in Pullach, Munich, Germany, and operates on a global basis.