Nokia Is still leading In 5G patents

Tech Special

Espoo Finland announced today that Nokia made it on top in 5G Standard Essential Patents and has been confirmed by PA Consulting that Nokia ranks number one in an independent study. This is the second time Nokia’s leadership ranked as number one like what was published last 2019.

Instead of relying on patent holders’ own raw declaration numbers, The analyst firm conducted their own technical analysis of the 5G patent landscape, investigating whether the patents are truly essential to the 5G standard.

“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.” Jenni Lukander, President of Nokia Technologies, said.

Nokia significantly contributed to the development of industry standards and one of the most active contributors and drivers of key features in 5G standardization. Nokia’s industry-leading 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. 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.