Samsung Leads LTE/LTE-A Patents for Second Consecutive Year

on April 27, 2016
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Samsung Electronics has been recognized as the organization that holds the greatest number of LTE/LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) standard-essential patents (SEP) for a second straight year.


The finding is based on the “Results of Research on Telecom Technology Patent Trends and Patent Litigation Analysis” study, released on April 8 by the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO).


The report stated that Samsung accounts for 12.7 percent (954 in total) of the LTE/LTE-A SEPs owned by 66 telecommunications businesses around the world.


The study was conducted over the course of three years by 35 experts, including patent attorneys, professors, and others from the National Applied Research Laboratory, a Taiwanese government-owned institution. The study chose and analyzed 7,516 U.S. patents related to LTE and LTE-A, which were declared as SEPs (Standard Essential Patents) to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).


Samsung was also ranked No. 1 in the 2015 report, which surveyed 43 telecommunications businesses.


With the LTE patents portfolio, Samsung is expected to be an industry leader in the area of 5G technology.


ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)
ETSI produces global standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies, and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization.

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