The Communications Equipment Industry has a total of 213,593 granted patents and 434,249 patent applications distributed into 236,517 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are USA, Japan and WIPO(PCT). The main technology areas are transmission of digital information, wireless communication networks and electric digital data processing. The top companies in this industry are QUALCOMM, NOKIA and MOTOROLA.
By showing the geographic breakdown of the patents in this technology field, it is possible to determine the territorial markets in which the technology field is prominent or which markets have opportunities for development.
USA is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 115,196 patents.
Japan comes in 2nd with a total of 83,215patents.
WIPO(PCT) rounds up the top 3 with a total of 71,468 patents.
Through grouping the patents in the technology field into their various technology areas, it is possible to identify the core technology areas of this field.
The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and important patents in this industry.
|1||US20110195718A1||SYNCHRONIZATION OF RADIO LINKS FOR A USER EQUIPMENT|
|2||EP1985068A1||COMMUNICATION METHODS AND APPARATUS USED IN THE ABSENCE OR PRESENCE OF BEACON SIGNALS|
|3||US6574211||Method and apparatus for high rate packet data transmission|
|4||US8577299||Wireless communication system with configurable cyclic prefix length|
|5||CA2603231C||SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR HIGHBAND TIME WARPING|
This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.