Thursday, June 21, 2012

LTE Standards Essential Patent IPR Governance 2Q 2012

TechIPm, LLC’s LTE standards essential patent research for US market leader among LTE UE (cellular phones, smart phones, PDAs, mobile PCs, etc.) and base station (eNB) product manufactures identified total of 187 patents as the potential candidates for LTE RAN (Radio Access Network) standards essential patents as of 2Q 2012. To evaluate the essentiality of a LTE patent, patent disclosures in claim and detail description for each LTE patent are compared to the final versions of the 3GPP Release 8 technical specifications (Release 10 for carrier aggregation specifications).

The LTE IPR shareholders for essential patent candidates are Ericsson, ETRI, Freescale, Huawei, Innovative Sonic, InterDigital, LG, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Nortel ((ROCKSTAR), NSN, Qualcomm, RIM, Samsung, Sharp, TI, and ZTE.

Among the 187 essential patent candidates 90 candidates are issued (including in allowance status) as of 2Q 2012: LG is the leader followed by Nokia and Samsung, Motorola and Nortel (ROCKSTAR), InterDigital, and Qualcomm.

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