TechIPm – a research and consulting company specialising in strategy for technology and intellectual property monetisation and management – has added a database of wireless IoT patents to its offerings. It says they are key to wireless connectivity standards for IoT.
According to TechIPm, the database can be used for many diverse purposes in strategic patent management and exploitation such as competitive intelligence, M&A strategy, IP financing, open innovation and monetisation.
It claims to list and analyse more than 10,000 issued patents related to the key wireless standards for IoT connectivity (LTE, WLAN, Zigbee, Bluetooth, NFC, RFID), in the US as of 2Q 2015 are analyzed to evaluate the technology innovation leadership.
Samsung, LG & Qualcomm hold 30 percent of key patents
TechIPm says: “More than 3,000 patents owned by more than 160 assignees are identified as the key wireless standard patents for the IoT connectivity. The combined IPR (intellectual property right) share of Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Qualcomm is nearly 30 percent of the identified key wireless standard patents for the IoT connectivity.”
It adds: “To assess the potential patent litigation risk, the identified wireless standard patents for the IoT connectivity are further analysed to figure out the patents that might be used for litigation. More than 700 patents owned by more than 30 assignees are identified as the patents with the potential litigation risk.”
More information on the database can be found here.