skip to Main Content

Gustav Brismark


Gustav Brismark is Chief Intellectual Property Officer and Head of IPR & Licensing at Ericsson, a position he has held since April 2016. Mr. Brismark is responsible for Ericsson’s patent licensing and patent development worldwide. With over 39,000 granted patents, Ericsson has emerged as one of the companies holding the strongest radio communication patent portfolios in the industry covering 2G, 3G, 4G and soon 5G cellular standards. Mr. Brismark was Vice President of Patent Strategies and Portfolio Management at Ericsson from June 2006 until April 2016. Mr. Brismark was in this role responsible for Ericsson’s IPR strategy, the Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) strategy and patent portfolio management. In 2004 Mr. Brismark was appointed vice president of patent development at Ericsson, with overall responsibility for Ericsson’s global patent organization. He introduced a portfolio management practice into Ericsson’s IPR organization to increase value creation, developed Ericsson’s IPR strategy and FRAND strategy and pricing. Mr. Brismark was in 2000 appointed Director of Product Management of Wideband Code Division Multiple Radio Access (WCDMA) Networks. During the years prior to this, between 1998 and 2000, Mr. Brismark worked for Ericsson Japan, as responsible for standardization and product management of WCDMA. He was head of the Radio Access and Antenna Systems Research Department at Ericsson between 1995 and 1998. Starting in 1992, Mr. Brismark worked with WCDMA research in two international research projects on 3G mobile communication, sponsored by the European Commission and his earliest focus at Ericsson was on algorithm research for Global System for Mobile Communications and Time Division Multiple Access Systems for Mobile Communication. Mr. Brismark has been working at Ericsson since 1986, after receiving his MSc in physics engineering from Uppsala University, Sweden. In addition, Mr. Brismark is an appreciated speaker at various conferences worldwide on patent-related topics. He has also worked on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing policy at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute and other standard developing organizations, as well as being an often requested spokesperson for Ericsson in the media. He has been a witness for Ericsson, explaining its business strategies as well as its FRAND licensing policy in several litigation processes.