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Industrial Innovation: Communications Equipment

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018

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.

484,011Total Patents

213,593 Grants

434,249 Applications

The Communications Equipment Industry has a grant to application ratio of 0.492, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 2.033 patent applications.

Communication Equipment

Geographic Breakdown

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.

TOP 3 Countries

  • USA
    USA

    USA is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 115,196 patents.

  • Japan
    Japan

    Japan comes in 2nd with a total of 83,215patents.

  • WIPO(PCT)
    WIPO(PCT)

    WIPO(PCT) rounds up the top 3 with a total of 71,468 patents.

Key Technologies

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.

Key Technologies

Valuable Patents

The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and important patents in this industry.

Rank Patent Title
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

Main Companies

This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.

Main Companies

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