5G SEP - Preliminary Report
The preliminary report discusses about the landscape of 5G technology from a view point of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) declared to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
The report provides a brief overview of 5G technology, its architecture, use cases, verticals and technology requirements, before discussing evolution of 5G standards (3GPP – Release 15 & 16).
Thereafter, a section - ‘5G SEP Analysis’ has been provided that sheds light on patents that have been declared as 5G SEPs. SEPs declared to ETSI till June 30, 2019 have been considered for the analysis. The insights are a result of thorough manual analysis of each declared patent family which had at least one granted patent. Each granted patent has been manually reviewed to identify which patents are actually essential (‘Core’) to the 5G standard. Based on the result of this thorough study, the report provides a review of major 5G SEP contributors and a comparative analysis of the quality of the 5G SEP declarations by major telecom players.
The report provides insight into the current state of autonomous vehicles (AVs) along three axes: Technology, Market, and IPR.
The authors survey the key technologies enabling autonomous vehicles, such as ADAS, sensors, and network connectivity. The report discusses safety evolution, the 5 levels of automation, and sheds light on technology standardization for AVs to operate efficiently.
The market section includes the major ecosystem players, key drivers, projected market, industry partnerships, M&A activities, and cost-benefit analysis.
The report offers a comprehensive look at the IP landscape including innovation trend, patenting activity by jurisdiction, the most active patent filers, major licensing deals, and notable patent transactions. A summary of the top ten start-ups is provided, along with their key characteristics and major milestones.
The report concludes with a review of major patent litigation cases and some thoughts on the future of this disruptive technology.