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03 NOVEMBER 2021Who leads the 5G patent race as 2021 draws to the end?
The very latest figures on 5G declared patent families provides a crucial snapshot of a fast-evolving space and reveals which companies are pulling ahead.
20 OCTOBER 2021Who’s ahead in the WiFi 6 patent race
WiFi 6 offers the potential to exceed earlier generations of WiFi, especially in terms of wider implementation beyond routers and phones or personal computers. However, it is essential for IP professionals to fully understand the landscape of WiFi 6 patents, especially when it comes to SEPs.
06 OCTOBER 2021What to watch out for in the SEP landscape
As the number of SEPs continues to rise, IPlytics delves into the data to find out which companies are making the figures soar.
04 AUGUST 2021The biggest owners of patents, SEPs and standard contributions for smart energy technology
A wave of oncoming smart energy technology could be about to make the worlds electricity infrastructure more efficient, however it relies on standardised technology such as 4G, 5G or Wi-Fi, which are subject to thousands of SEPs. This has wide-reaching implications for the energy industry, which implements these standards as well as for the standards developers and owners of relevant patents and SEPs.
21 JULY 2021AI may be the solution to skyrocketing numbers of SEP declarations
The number of patents declared per years has almost tripled over the past 5 years. The volume of data is impossible for humans to analyse in a short time frame, but AI presents an exciting and affordable answer to this issue.
14 APRIL 2021Who are SEP leaders and standards developers for smart factory technologies?
IPlytics takes a deep dive into the companies with declared patents that have contributed to the standards development of the three smart factory application 5G technologies.
24 MARCH 2021How much 5G is needed in cars?
As the automotive industry plays catch-up with the telecoms and other SEP-relevant sectors, it is crucial to reflect on where standards such as 4G and 5G will actually fit into the space.
17 MARCH 2021How to use standards contribution data to understand SEP portfolios
IPlytics takes a deep dive into standards contribution data and explains how this provides key insights into the SEP portfolios of major companies in the tech space.
03 MARCH 2021Who is leading the VVC technology race?
With the boom in video sharing due to the covid-19 pandemic, software companies have been updating their SEP portfolios for video codec patents, with the next-generation video codec Versatile Video Coding (VVC) being the most advanced video codec out there. IPlytics examines the companies paving the way for this tech.
17 FEBRUARY 2021Who is leading the 5G patent race? A patent landscape analysis on declared SEPs and standards contributions
With more and more companies declaring ownership of SEPs with 5G standards, it is crucial to keep up with the filing numbers of the leaders in connectivity.
25 NOVEMBER 2020What the numbers tell us about the growing market of wireless charging technology
The IPlytics Platform takes a deep dive into the most recent data to reveal patents and SEP trends for wireless charging standards.
05 AUGUST 2020Who is leading the WiFi 6 patent race?
As WiFi 6 applications hit the stores, experts at IPlytics reveal the top filers in the field and discuss why WiFi has not become obsolete despite the rollout of the 5G standard.
22 JULY 2020Who owns patents, SEPs and develops standards for smart home technologies?
The use of interconnected devices in the home is growing at a rapid rate, which has led to a rise in the number of connectivity standards related to smart homes. The IPlytics platform was used to examine standards contribution, SEPs and patent data to explore the latest technology trends and identify the most important players in smart home technology.
27 MAY 2020Rise in extended reality technology patents suggests market revival
In-depth analysis of global patent filing levels reveals a number of brands across industries ranging from videoconferencing to automotives renewing their investments in this cutting-edge technology, with LG and Sony among those leading the way.
19 FEBRUARY 2020Landscape analysis reveals who is leading the tech race for cybersecurity
A detailed examination of the development of innovations and standards in the field of cybersecurity provide an overview of the security landscape in the digital age.
12 FEBRUARY 2020The future of 5G patent licensing
As the application of 5G will differ from industry to industry, licensing mechanisms will need to be more flexible. SEP owners will have to strike a balance between offering different pricing structures for different use cases and providing frictionless mechanisms.
20 NOVEMBER 2019Who is leading the 5G patent race?
Here is the IPlytics Platform's November update for leaders in the 5G patent race – some firms move up, while others drop off the list of the most influential innovators in this sphere.
16 OCTOBER 2019Patent and SEP trends in autonomous driving technologies
Autonomous driving technology promises to disrupt and transform the automotive space as we know it, spurring a race between giants for the biggest breakthrough in human transportation since the airplane. This technology landscape is now two-pronged, with software and communications companies working on vehicles and automobile companies working on complex software concepts and sensors. This article analyses patent documents as well as standards contributions and SEPs declared to 5G, V2X and 802.11.
25 SEPTEMBER 2019Patent trends in truck platooning
The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken the world by storm over the last decade. One interesting development in the logistics sector has been the increased use of IoT in connected vehicles to enable cruise control, also known as platooning or road-trains. This article focuses on the growth of patent filings in the global truck-platooning market.
06 AUGUST 2019The patent race for fuel cell vehicles
In the past few years, e-vehicle sales have greatly risen. While the global market share is still small, forecasts predict that sales will grow by around 40% in 2019. While patents for fuel cell batteries are increasing in number, some major automotive companies have not yet taken the plunge to develop this technology.
31 JULY 2019Who is leading the 5G patent race? July 2019 update – part two
In the second part of a two-part series, IPlytics looks at what the leaders in the 5G patent race are doing to stay at the top, and the indicators that other companies will move up in the future.
24 JULY 2019Who is leading the 5G patent race? July 2019 update – part one
In a two-part series, the IPlytics Platform was used to determine the leaders in the 5G patent race. Owners of 5G SEPs will likely become technology and market leaders, thus enabling 5G connectivity in various markets. Further, companies will have to use SEPs when implementing standardised 5G technology.
12 JUNE 2019Who are the patent leaders in blockchain?
There are new uses for the underlying technology in cryptocurrency – blockchain – emerging almost every day. While we are yet to see where this technology will be applied in the commercial sector, data from the IPlytics Platform shows that large corporations are starting to build blockchain IP portfolios.
17 APRIL 2019SEPs in the auto industry – the case of 5G
Similar to the transition in the mobile phone industry from feature phones to smartphones, we will see shifts and profit redistribution within the auto industry. Most market experts predict dramatic changes in this market as a result of disruptive technology trends such as self-driving vehicles, electrification and connectivity via technologies like 5G.
03 APRIL 2019Who is patenting AI technology?
When we think of AI, we think of pop-culture’s depiction of an existential threat to mankind. While the reality is much less dramatic, it is important to be aware of how integrated AI already is in everyday life. This article looks at patent filing trends for AI technology and what this means for businesses.
20 MARCH 2019Patent litigation trends in the Internet of Things
This article is an extract of an ongoing study around patent activities in the IoT space. The analysis conducted by IPlytics sheds light on potential legal risks for any IoT business in the market.
12 MARCH 2019Patent and litigation trends for 3D printing technologies
This article looks at additive manufacturing and 3D printing from an IP perspective. Using advanced databases to analyse the patent landscape, the IPlytics platform has demonstrated that 3D printing patents are on the rise.
13 FEBRUARY 2019Recent patent trends in CRISPR
Nothing in the field of genome editing has looked to be as ground breaking as clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR). While it is difficult to predict the future for a technology that is still so young, activity in the patent landscape looks promising.
23 JANUARY 2019Technical contributions to IEEE 802 standards: empirical analysis
Companies and individuals that participate in technical standard setting can help to drive the development of technology. This article evaluates whether the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2015 patent policy updates influenced its members and specifically their willingness to contribute technologies and make associated R&D investments, in support of the ongoing development of IEEE 802 standards.
16 JANUARY 2019How patents are shaping up for virtual and augmented reality
This article looks into the patent landscape of virtual and augmented reality technologies to identify the main portfolio holders, countries involved and overall industry trends.
12 DECEMBER 2018Who is leading the 5G patent race?
The long-term vision is that 5G will lead to the invention of thousands of new products, technologies and services, increase productivity and allow for new industries to emerge. But who is leading the patent race?
14 NOVEMBER 2018Recent patent litigation trends in cloud computing 2018
Cloud patents could block critical infrastructure as they are now being increasingly aggressively enforced in patent litigation.
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