On Monday, Continental withdrew its injunction against Nokia in the United States. This was a response to an injunction from the region of Munich… According to Avanci, 36 patent holders are now licensees, including Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm, Unwired Planet and ZTE. At the beginning of the year, Sisvel, Orange, Deutsche Telekom and others were added. On Monday, Avanci announced four new patent holders as members of the patent pool. Acer, Hewlett Packard, Intellectual Discovery and Longhorn IP combine their patent portfolios with the licensing platform. Tesla has filed a patent for the rail-based electromagnetic paper towel system. It is also accumulated as a laser cleaning pulsed debris on glass items in vehicles and photovoltaic sets, meaning it could also be used to clean solar panels. Solar panels must remain clean for them to work, so the patent could also clean the solar panels.

“Our agreements with Audi and Porsche show that we are focused on streamlining patent licenses through Avanci Square,” said Kasim Alfalahi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Avanci. “Ultimately, we are focused on a better way forward, contributing to continued investment in the Internet of Things and an effective licensing process, while reducing risks and transaction costs for all involved. We are very pleased that two market leaders, such as Audi and Porsche, are getting the benefits of Avanci Place and we look forward to launching more patent holders and licensees in the future. The FTC sued Qualcomm for abusing and falsifying the competition process with these illegal practices. This decision confirms that Qualcomm has broken the law and is preparing the conditions for a jump in competition in the modem chip markets at a critical time. Qualcomm`s customers and competitors will finally be able to negotiate licenses without risking cutting Qualcomm`s supply of chips. It is not every day that government authorities bring a powerful group like Qualcomm to justice. The FTC team worked tirelessly to hold Qualcomm to account and even worked without pay during the trial during the government truce. This decision lays the groundwork for buyers of smartphones and other connected devices to see the benefits of competition for many years to come. Alexandra Elliott, Marketing and Communications Manager Avanci media@avanci.com Volvo Cars, the 14th car brand to sign with Avanci. This agreement gives Volvo Cars a license for the use of all major 2G, 3G and 4G patents issued by 36 patent holders in the Avanci market, as well as for new patent holders who will join Avanci in the future.

Avanci`s agreement with Volvo Cars offers new opportunities for the connected car ecosystem and brings the number of licensed car brands on the market to 14. In return, Volvo Cars obtains licenses for the main 2G, 3G and 4G patents, which have been granted by the other 35 players in the InterDigital and Avanci market, as well as future contributors. Avanci has signed a patent license agreement with Volvo Cars. Avanci is an online marketplace that connects wireless technology patent holders to companies that develop Internet of Things (IoT)-based products and systems and are looking for new wireless technologies.