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LTE Innovation by Company: An Analysis of LTE Standards Body Contributions

As the LTE market ramps up and as intellectual property lawsuits increase, LTE intellectual property has become a critical issue for companies over the last several years. After learning from the past with GSM and WCDMA/UMTS, many companies have sought an improved experience with LTE patents. Within the 3GPP, the process of developing the LTE standard is closely tied with the creation of LTE patents and the strengthening of companies’ patent portfolios. This enables them to better position their intellectual property within standards and gives them an improved bargaining position when cross-licensing patents with other companies, which is done confidentially. This research report illustrates the relevant positions of the most significant companies in terms of their intellectual property contributions in the RAN portion of the 3GPP LTE standard. Approved contributions to the standard ensure that the intellectual property used in the standard is likely to be considered essential, since the associated patents are required for adherence to the LTE standard.

Table of Contents

  • Top Line Forecast
  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • 2. OVERVIEW OF ANALYSIS
    • 2.1. Technology Innovation Landscape
    • 2.2. Comparison of Different Approaches to Patent Portfolio Evaluation
    • 2.3. More on the Counting of Approved 3GPP Contributions to LTE
  • 3. EVALUATING COMPANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO LTE
  • 4. CONCLUSIONS
  • 5. COMPANY DIRECTORY
  • 6. ACRONYMS
  • 7. LINKS TO RELATED RESEARCH
    • 7.1. Sources and Methodology
    • 7.2. Notes

Charts

  1. Approved Contributions to the 3GPP LTE RAN Standard
  2. Approved Contributions to the 3GPP LTE RAN Standard
  3. Approved Contributions to the 3GPP LTE RAN Standard
  4. Approved Contributions to the 3GPP LTE RAN Standard
  5. Relative Positions of Leading Contributors to the 3GPP LTE RAN Standards

Companies Mentioned

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Research Information

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  • Publish Date 1Q 2012
  • Research Type Research Report Report
  • Code RR-LTEIP-12
  • Pages 25
  • Tables 4
  • Charts 7
  • File Formats Excel PDF Powerpoint

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