Saturday, December 1, 2012

Smartphone LTE Patent IPR Governance 4Q 2012

To find the key IPR holders for the LTE patents, a keyword search of the USPTO patent data base has been performed. For completeness, patent data in the lists of patents declared essential to 3GPP LTE appear at the ETSI IPR Online website is also included. As of November 30, 2012, total of 837 patents are identified which are directly related to LTE smartphone implementation in the current US market as of 4Q 2012.

The IPR shareholders (including the number of issued patents and published applications) for smartphone LTE patents are Alcatel-Lucent, Apple, Broadcome, Ericsson, ETRI, Huawei, Innovative Sonic, InterDigital, Intellectual Ventures, LG, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, NSN, NTT DoCoMo, Qualcomm, RIM, ROCKSTAR, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TI and ZTE. Among the 23 IPR shareholders for smartphone LTE patents, Qualcomm is the leader followed by LG, Apple, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, InterDigital, RIM, Ericsson, ZTE, ETRI, TI and NSN.

Among the 837 patents for smartphone LTE implementation, 404 patents are issued as of 4Q 2012: LG is the leader followed by Nokia, Apple, Samsung, Motorola, Qualcomm, Ericsson, InterDigital, RIM and TI.

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