1 Jun
2018

IP-related statistics from the recent past

A selection of key IP facts and figures, as reported by <em class="italic">IAM</em> and other sources

Table 1. Stock performance of selected publicly traded IP-centric companies, March to May 2018

Source: Google Finance

An exclusive new study commissioned by IAM has revealed that Nokia’s merger with Alcatel-Lucent means that it is now one of the leading players in the Internet of Things (IoT) domain. However, Samsung has the dominant position in the field, with second-place Qualcomm a long way behind.

Last year, IP analytics platform Relecura produced research examining the IoT landscape from a patent perspective. Using an IAM-commissioned updated report and additional data from IP platform ktMINE, we inspect the current state of the IoT sector.

Figure 1. Number of filings for IoT-related patents (2008-2017)

Figure 2. Top cooperative patent classification codes for IoT patent applications

Figure 3. Top cooperative patent classification codes for IoT patent grants

Table 2. Top 10 holders of published IoT applications

Patent holder

Number of grants

Number of applications

Share of total IoT applications

Samsung

2,874

7,702

5.65%

Qualcomm

2,709

3,384

3.21%

Intel

1,834

2,507

2.35%

Nokia + Alcatel-Lucent

1,548

1,601

1.64%

Huawei

1,425

1,310

1.52%

Ericsson

1,185

1,525

1.46%

LG

1,392

1,194

1.4%

Sony

1,301

1,024

1.26%

ZTE

766

1,208

1.08%

Philips

943

706

0.87%

Figure 4. Number of applications for IoT patents at the IP5 offices (2010-2017)