Nokia Ranked as Number One in 5G Patents
In the study on Standard Essential Patents, independent analyst firm PA Consulting concluded that Nokia is number one for ownership of granted patents that the researchers found essential to 5G standards. This is the second time Nokia’s leadership in 5G Standard Essential Patents has been confirmed by PA Consulting’s research.
Nokia was ranked as number one in their previous study published in 2019. The analyst firm conducted their own technical analysis of the 5G patent landscape, investigating whether the patents are truly essential to the 5G standard, instead of relying on patent holders’ own raw declaration numbers.
“These independent findings reflect the significant contribution Nokia makes to developing industry standards, our continuous investment in R&D, and the strength of our patent portfolio. The study is also a reminder that you need to look at not just the number of patents but also the quality when assessing the strength of a patent portfolio,” said Jenni Lukander, President of Nokia Technologies.
In 5G standardization, Nokia is one of the most active contributors and drivers of key features. Several independent third-party studies have ranked the company among the top for ownership of patents that have been declared as essential to cellular standards, including 5G. Nokia’s patent portfolio is built on more than €130 billion invested in R&D since 2000 and is composed of around 20,000 patent families, including over 3,500 patent families declared essential to 5G.