Sony on its Acquisition of a 50 Percent Stake in Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications

February 16, 2012

Cleary Gottlieb represented Sony on its acquisition of Ericsson’s 50 percent stake in Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, making the mobile handset business a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony.

The transaction will provide Sony with a broad IP cross-licensing agreement and ownership of five essential patent families and will give Sony an opportunity to rapidly integrate smartphones into its broad array of network-connected consumer electronics devices.