—Both Vendors to Benefit from Licensing Intellectual Property for
Base Station Antennas, DAS, Filters—
HICKORY, N.C. & ROSENHEIM, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
industry leaders in network infrastructure solutions, have entered into
a long-term global agreement to cross-license portions of their patent
portfolios, increasing each company's ability to develop new solutions,
serve customers and compete in the global market. Under the agreement,
both companies can access and implement the other company's patents and
technologies globally. The cross-license agreement relates to passive
base station antennas, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and filters.
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Ben Cardwell of CommScope and Jürgen Walter of Kathrein, after signing a cross-licensing deal related to passive base station antennas, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and filters. (Photo: Business Wire)
"This is a win-win for both parties, demonstrating our mutual commitment
to innovation and wireless industry development," said Ben Cardwell,
senior vice president, CommScope Mobility Solutions. "CommScope
engineers will enjoy greater freedom of design, accelerating our
research and development in antennas and filters, while Kathrein gains
access to our valuable digital DAS patents."
Kathrein is the first and only company that CommScope has licensed to
its digital DAS patent portfolio. As part of the agreement, Kathrein
agreed to an undisclosed upfront payment and ongoing royalties specific
to the digital DAS portfolio. CommScope gains access to Kathrein's
robust passive base station antenna and filter portfolios. Further
details of the agreement are not being disclosed.
"We are pleased with the global cross license agreement with CommScope,"
said Jürgen Walter, executive vice president, Solutions Division,
Kathrein. "This agreement reflects the two leading companies' joint view
that innovation sharing and standardization of technology is critical to
driving and accelerating industry evolution as we head into 5G customer
requirements and future deployments."
CommScope and Kathrein have invested substantial resources in bringing
their wireless solutions to market and have built substantial patent
portfolios to protect their respective investments. Both companies are
committed to protecting their intellectual property rights.
(NASDAQ: COMM) helps companies around the world design, build and manage
their wired and wireless networks. Our vast portfolio of network
infrastructure includes some of the world's most robust and innovative
wireless and fiber optic solutions. Our talented and experienced global
team is driven to help customers increase bandwidth; maximize existing
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the world run on CommScope solutions.
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