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Standard Essential Patents –
An Overview

Introduction

PatSeer has an extensive Standard Essential Patent (SEP) collection of In-house curated SEP declarations across different Standard Setting Organizations (SSO) for rapidly developing fields such as telecommunications, semiconductors, electronics, etc.

The following SEP infographics give an overview of patenting trends, top SSOs, companies, and technologies as indexed in PatSeer.

The majority of the SEPs are declared for large standards projects such as 5G, LTE, GSM, and UMTS set at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). The trends reveal that the share of declared SEPs from Chinese and Korean companies has been surging steadily, especially in the telecommunications sector.

The research around autonomous vehicles and vehicle to grid communication has emerged in the last 5 years in sync with the top standard technologies like LTE or 5G. These technologies form the basis for the vehicle to vehicle communication. View the complete info-graphics below:

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Patent Trends and Analysis on Standard Essential Patents (SEP)

Geographic Distribution

  • US – 20647
  • CN – 12285
  • JP – 11560
  • KR – 4770
  • EP – 2544
  • TW – 1817
  • DE – 1160
  • GB – 1010
  • FI – 568
  • SE – 549

Top Companies

  • LG CORP – 4942
  • HUAWEI INVESTMENT & HOLDING CO LTD – 4891
  • NOKIA CORP – 4162
  • QUALCOMM INC – 3958
  • SAMSUNG GROUP – 3778
  • ZTE CORP – 2548
  • ERICSSON AB – 2407
  • NIPPON TELEGRAPH & TELEPHONE CORP – 1596
  • HON HAI PRECISION IND CO LTD – 1502
  • BBK ELECTRONIC CORP – 1363

Top Standard Setting Organisations (SSO)

  • ETSI – 84.14%
  • IEEE – 4.45%
  • 3GPP(Including all Bodies ) – 4.21%
  • ITU-T – 2.73%
  • IETF – 2%
  • ISO – 1.16%

Standard Technologies (Telecommunication)

  • 5G – 41362
  • LTE – 28878
  • 3G – 19953
  • 2G – 6117

Top companies by Technologies

5G

  • LG CORP – 4551
  • HUAWEI INVESTMENT & HOLDING CO LTD- 4202
  • SAMSUNG GROUP – 3355
  • QUALCOMM INC – 3301
  • NOKIA CORP – 2913

LTE

  • LG CORP – 3801
  • HUAWEI INVESTMENT & HOLDING CO LTD – 2251
  • SAMSUNG GROUP – 2224
  • NOKIA CORP – 1927
  • QUALCOMM INC – 1766

3G

  • LG CORP – 1766
  • HUAWEI INVESTMENT & HOLDING CO LTD – 1766
  • NOKIA CORP – 1649
  • SAMSUNG GROUP – 924
  • QUALCOMM INC – 896

2G

  • NOKIA CORP – 884
  • HUAWEI INVESTMENT & HOLDING CO LTD – 736
  • ERICSSON AB – 314
  • QUALCOMM INC – 276
  • SAMSUNG GROUP – 255
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