TechIPm’s research for patents that are directly related to smartphone LTE implementation in the current US market as of January 15, 2013 reveals that there are more than 400 issued patents shared by more than 20 IPRs holders. According to GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association), there are 83 LTE enabled smartphones as of 2Q 2012. It is also expected that the number of LTE enabled smartphones will be doubled in two years. These facts imply that there are enough number of smartphone LTE patents for bring patent infringement lawsuits and products which can be involved in the patent disputes any time soon.
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