Thursday, August 9, 2018

Global 5G Standard Essential Patents Landscape 2Q 2018

To find the key IPR holders for the 5G NR (New Radio) Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) for global market, patents in the lists of patents declared essential to 3GPP TS 38 Release 15 specification series ( appear at the ETSI IPR Online website ( are searched. Total of 6920 5G NR declared SEPs (WIPO patent applications) are searched as of 2Q 2018.

Huawei is the leader in global 5G NR SEPs declaration followed by Intel, Ericsson , Qualcomm, and Sharp. It is interesting to find the IPR leadership in global 5G NR SEPs declaration of Intel (cf. US case: It is also interesting to find the global 5G NR SEPs declaration by a US company IDAC Holdings, which is one of Subsidiaries of InterDigital.

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