In a new report1, Clarivate patent analysts Gaurav Sawant, Parijat Oak and Ed White identify core patents to 5G standards.
In the report Demystifying the 5G standard essential patent landscape with manual SEP (Phase1) published in March 2021, we presented findings from our extensive review of the granted patent families declared essential to 5G as of June 30, 2020. In this latest report, we spotlight updated analysis of patents declared as essential to 5G as of March 31, 2021.
For this report, our SEP experts used three strands of analysis, examining:
- New patent families that had at least one granted patent against the declared 5G standards between Jul 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021
- Findings from the Phase 1 report
- Non-core patent families from the Phase 1 report for which new standards were declared from July 1, 2020
This approach enabled us to deliver deeper and more meaningful insights, including:
- Almost 22% of declared patent families had a significant overlap with the declared standards and are therefore ‘core’ to 5G standards.
- Nearly 70% of core patents are held by six companies: Huawei, Samsung, LG, Qualcomm, Nokia, and Ericsson.
- How core patent families among the top six companies are distributed across Technical Specification Groups, Working Groups and Technical Specifications.
1Clarivate was retained to prepare this report by Sidley Austin LLP on behalf of a client. This report reflects Clarivate work product and analysis.