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The licensing of patents that dominates the mobile sector is now being used across a far wider range of industries. This is providing rights holders and implementers with plenty of opportunities, but also many challenges.
The study was officially commissioned by the German BMWi – Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
The increasing integration of information and communication technologies in vehicles is creating new challenges for licensing patents in general and for negotiating royalty payments for standard-essential patents in particular.
Standardized technologies such as LTE, WiFi, NFC, RFID or Bluetooth will strongly contribute to the next technological revolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). In this regard standard-essential patents (SEPs) are increasingly the subject of lively debates among market observers, policy makers and regulatory institutions. Yet little is known about the overall number truly standard essential patents declared in the numerous standard setting organizations (SSOs). In this report all publically available worldwide declared SEPs are analyzed to provide a more transparent understanding on the technological concentration and the regional application of SEPs, an overview of global SEP owners as well as an analysis on activities connected to patent licensing, patent trade, patent litigation and patent essentiality. The objective is thereby to better assess the needs and feasibility of more informative patent declarations.
IPlytics maintains a database with over 300,000 standard essential patents (SEPs) declared at the major standard setting organizations (SSOs) such as ETSI, IEEE, ISO, IEC, CEN, ANSI, TIA, ITU-T, ITU-R, IETF, W3C and others. IPlytics ranks SEP portfolios per company by patent indicators such as patent market coverage, patent value or years until patent expiration. IPlytics further provides additional information on over 900 SSOs, over 1,5 million standard documents and approximately 64 standard related patent pools.
EXPLORATORY STUDY ON THE EGYPTIAN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) SECTOR AND THE ROLE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, 2014
Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP), prepared by the Secretariat with contributions from Mr. Knut Blind, Professor, Berlin University of Technology, Faculty of Economics and Management, and Chair of Innovation Economics, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS Public Innovation, Berlin, Germany, and his colleagues at the Berlin University of Technology (2014)
European Commission and Experts: Bekkers, R. , Birkman, L., Canoy, M., de Bas, P. Lemstra, W. , Ménière, Y. , Baron, J., Pohlmann Sainz, I., van Gorp, N. , Voogt, B., Zeldenrust, R., Nomaler, N., , T., Martinelli, A. (2014)
Birgit Gehrke, Alexander Cordes, Katrin John (NIW), Rainer Frietsch, Carolin Michels, Peter Neuhäusler (Fraunhofer ISI) Tim Pohlmann (TU Berlin, IPlytics GmbH), Jörg Ohnemus und Christian Rammer (ZEW). Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem, Februar 2014.
The European Commission (DG Enterprise & Industry) by Knut Blind (Coordinator), Rudi Bekkers, Tim Pohlmann, Yann Dietrich, Eric Iversen, Florian Köhler, Benoît Müller, Stein Smeets, Jurgen Verweijen, April 2011
An analysis on the rate and direction of technological progress of standards subject to declared standard-essential patents (SEP).
Justus Baron, Tim Pohlmann, Knut Blind, 2016
The article investigates several statistics and characteristics of declared SEPs.
Tim Pohlmann, 2016
Mapping Standards to Patents using Databases of Declared Standard-Essential Patents and Systems of Technological Classification
This paper describes a new database of declared Standard-Essential Patents (SEPs), discusses methods for matching declared SEPs with technology standards, and presents empirical evidence on technology standards subject to declared SEPs.
Justus Baron and Tim Pohlmann, September 2015
The study assesses whether indicators based on patent portfolios can predict the future success of start-ups.
Yann Meniere, Yann Dietrich, Tim Pohlmann et. al., 2015
An empirical study that tests the influence of owning SEPs on a firm’s financial performance.
Knut Blind, Peter Neuhäusler, Tim Pohlmann, 2015
This paper aims to assess whether company consortia can mitigate R&D coordination failure through enhanced cooperation.
Justus Baron, Yann Meniere, Tim Pohlmann, 2014
This article is the first approach to analyze structures of a large sample of standards consortia to provide evidence on how consortia are formed, organized and why they appear or disappear in the market.
Tim Pohlmann, 2014
Patente und Standards: Offenlegung, Lizenzen, Patentstreitigkeiten und rechtspolitische Diskussionen
Patente in Technologiestandards: Innovation oder Blockade für die IKT-Industrie?, GRUR Zeitschrift für gewerblichen Rechtschutz und Urheberrecht, Heft 8/2014
Knut Blind, Tim Pohlmann, August 2014
The article discusse trends in the interplay of IPR And Standards, FRAND Commitments And SEP Litigation
Knut Blind, Tim Pohlmann, September 2013
The Effect of Patent Pools on Patenting and Innovation – Evidence from Contemporary Technology Standards
Justus Baron and Tim Pohlmann, August 2015
This article provides empirical evidence on the standards related to informal consortia, and on the R&D contributions of members and outsiders.
Justus Baron and Tim Pohlmann, August 2013
An empirical analysis of contemporary patent pools
Justus Baron and Tim Pohlmann, August 2012
Tim Pohlmann and Knut Blind in: PIK – Practice of Information Retrieval and Communication. Band 37, Issue 3, pp. 189–195, ISSN (Online) 1865-8342, ISSN (Print) 0930-5157, DOI: 10.1515/pik-2014-0016, September 2014.
Knut Blind and Tim Pohlmann in: les Nouvelles, pages 177-181, September 2013.
German economy magazine Wirtschaftswoche publishes a statistic on patenting strategies of startup unicorns.
Germany’s biggest start up magazine published an article on IPltyics in the course of their seed funding round.
German Handelsblatt features an article on IPlytics answering questions on current patent litigations.
Interview with CEO Dr. Tim Pohlmann: How the idea of IPlytics Platform came about.
German Handelsblatt features portraits on influential economists: Berlin scientist Knut Blind explains why technical standards are anything but boring.
In this interview Dr. Tim Pohlmann outlines background information on the interplay of patents and standards.
According to Pohlmann, IPlytics analyses provide an accurate management of intellectual property rights so that firms are able “to focus their R&D expenditures, save costs and leverage their IPRs.” In other words, private sector players assess whether an innovation is free of third parties’ intellectual property rights strategically.
For October (2013) IPlytics Platform is elected project of the month by Transfer-Allianz.
Berlin, June 2015. Car-2-X: Die Digitale Revolution geht auf die Straße Die Entwicklung der Kommunikation zwischen Fahrzeugen und deren Umgebung ist eine der spannendsten Entwicklungen und treibende Kraft in der Vernetzung zwischen Automobil- und Informationstechnologiebranche. Das kontinuierliche Zusammenwachsen beider Branchen wird Experten zufolge den Straßenverkehr der Zukunft maßgeblich prägen. Sowohl übergeordnete Ziele, wie die Verringerung der Umweltverschmutzung, die Erhöhung der Verkehrssicherheit und die Steigerung der Verkehrseffizienz, als auch individuelle Bedürfnisse, wie die Erhöhung des Reisekomforts, werden nachhaltig beeinflusst.
November 26th, 2014, IP Service World Munich, Germany.
October 30th, 2014, Standards Your Innovation Bridge Conference, Brussels, Belgium.