Gustav Brismark is owner of Kazehara AB, a firm providing strategic IP management advice, primarily focusing on the emerging 5G industry. He is also a board member of Smoltek Nanotech Holdings AB.
From April 2016 to March 2019, Mr Brismark was chief IP officer (CIPO) at Ericsson, which holds one of the industry’s strongest IP portfolios, covering 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G cellular standards. As CIPO, Mr Brismark was responsible for creating a return on investment in Ericsson technology and securing continued value growth by patenting the inventions of Ericsson engineers.
During the last 15 years, Mr Brismark has played a central role in turning Ericsson’s IP rights and licensing organisation into a world-class operation that is an integral part of Ericsson’s global business, with more than 100 revenue-generating licence agreements worldwide. He did this first as vice president of IP rights strategy and thereafter as CIPO.
Mr Brismark has been engaged in FRAND licensing policy at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute and other standards-developing organisations, as well as being a witness in court for Ericsson, explaining its business strategies and its FRAND licensing policy in several litigation processes.
In the 1990s, Mr Brismark worked in wideband code division multiplexing access (WCDMA) research and product management. He was notably active in two international research projects on 3G mobile communication, sponsored by the European Commission. His career also spans international experience, including a two-year stint in Japan.
Mr Brismark joined Ericsson in 1986, after receiving his MSc in physics engineering from Uppsala University, Sweden. He is a co-inventor on several patents relating to algorithm research for 2G and 3G systems for mobile communication and was an inventor of 10 patents relating to global systems for mobile communication and WCDMA technology.