TechIPm, LLC’s Internet of Things (IoT) standard essential patents research for the US and EU market of NFC, UHF RFID and Zigbee for wireless sensor networks identified total of 380 issued patents in the USPTO and EPO as the potential candidates for IoT standard essential patents as of January 31, 2014.
To evaluate the essentiality of a IoT patent, patent disclosures in claims and detail description for each NFC patent is compared to the latest versions of NFC Forum’s standard specifications (Activity, Digital, Protocol, LLCP (Logical Link Control Protocol), NDEF (Data Exchange Format), RF/Analog, RTD (Record Type Definition), Connection Handover, and Tag Operation) and ISO/IEC 18092 – 2004; UHF RFID patent is compared to ISO/IEC 18000-C; and Zigbee patent is compared to IEEE 802.15.4-2006.
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