NokiaÂ today announced that itÂ has beenÂ ranked asÂ number oneÂ in 5GÂ patentsÂ in anÂ independent study.
The strength of Nokiaâs industry-leading 5G patent portfolio has once again been confirmed by an independent third party. In its study on Standard Essential Patents (published April 2021), independent analyst firm PA Consulting concluded that Nokia is number one for ownership of granted patents that the researchers found essential to 5G standards.
ThisÂ is the second time Nokiaâs leadership in 5G Standard Essential Patents has been confirmed by PA Consultingâs research. Nokia was rankedÂ asÂ number oneÂ in their previous study published in 2019.Â The analyst firm conductedÂ their own technical analysis of the 5G patent landscape,Â investigatingÂ whether the patents areÂ truly essential toÂ theÂ 5GÂ standard, instead of relying on patent holdersâ own raw declaration numbers.
âThese independent findings reflect the significant contribution Nokia makes to developing industry standards, our continuous investment inÂ R&D, and the strength of our patent portfolio.Â 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.â
For over three decades, Nokia has been significantly contributing to the development of industry standards, holding a variety of leadership positions in major industry standardization bodies.Â In 5G standardization, Nokia is one of the most active contributors and drivers of key features.Â Several independent third-party studies have ranked Nokia among the top for ownership of patents that have been declared as essential to cellular standards, including 5G.
Nokiaâs industry-leading patent portfolio is built on more than â¬130Â billion invested in R&DÂ since 2000Â and is composed of around 20,000 patent families, including over 3,500 patent families declared essential to 5G.
Nokia contributes its inventions to open standards in return for the right to license them on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. Companies can license and use these technologies without the need to make their own substantial investments in R&D.