InterDigital held over 20,500 patents and patent applications related to the wireless communications including 2G, 3G, 4G and the IEEE 802 wireless technologies as of December 31, 2013. InterDigital formed the Signal Trust for Wireless Innovation to boost its patent monetization exploiting more than 500 patents and patent applications primarily on 3G and LTE mobile technologies on October 17, 2013.
According to InterDigital’s 2013 10K report to SEC, InterDigital’s patent licensing revenues were $264.2 million, a decrease of $12.4 million compared to 2012. Among $264.2 million patent licensing revenues, revenues from Taiwanese companies account for $128.6 million (49 % of the total), a dramatic increase of $88.2 million compared to 2012. One the other hand, revenues from Korean companies account for $27.5 million (10 % of the total), a dramatic decrease of $102.7 million compared to 2012 (Korean companies account for 43 % of the total revenues in 2012). The Taiwanese licensees include HTC, Acer, Wistron, and Quanta Computers.
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