Estimating 5G Patent Leadership: The Importance of Credible Reports

the Chinese version of this paper was published in China IP Magazine 2022

10 Pages Posted: 18 May 2022

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Igor Nikolic

European University Institute

Date Written: April 15, 2022

Abstract

Having patents essential to the 5G standard demonstrates technological and innovation leadership, while for the users of 5G it is also crucial to understand which company owns essential patents. To address this market demand, several reports have claimed to present the total number of standard essential patents (SEPs) in 5G as well as each company’s share. However, when using this kind of studies in litigation, policy discussions or licensing negotiations, it is important to select those applying a rigorous methodology and avoid reports with serious limitations delivering misleading results. This article provides some tools to identify (or elaborate) reliable 5G patent landscape reports.

Keywords: 5G, SEPs, essentiality, declared SEPs, transparency

JEL Classification: K2

Suggested Citation

Nikolic, Igor, Estimating 5G Patent Leadership: The Importance of Credible Reports (April 15, 2022). the Chinese version of this paper was published in China IP Magazine 2022, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4109222 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4109222

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