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IoT Communication Technology: Patent, Business Opportunity, and Brand Strength Analysis

IoT Communication Technology: Patent, Business Opportunity, and Brand Strength Analysis

IoT (Internet of Things) allows different types of end devices to interconnect and communicate with each other via internet. Cloud platforms are adopted to smarten up operations of these connected devices. IoT communication technologies have been widely used in automotive and transportation, industry, healthcare, energy, and retailing sectors. This report provides an overview of platform technologies and thorough patent data mining results that reflect major vendors' patent deployment status and technology readiness; examines the strategic planning and challenges of leading IoT communication technology developers such as LG, Ericsson, Intel, Qualcomm, and IBM. Also included are the insights about market opportunities of IoT for newcomers.


  • INTRODUCTION OF TECHNOLOGY
    • Low Cost
    • Low Power Consumption
    • Ease of Connection
    • Security
    • Support for Multiple OS
    • Support for High Transmission Capacity
  • PATENT MINING
    • Patent Search
      • Selecting a Patent Database
      • Identifying Search Keywords
  • TRENDS ANALYSIS
    • Data Mining
      • Analysis of Trends by Country
      • Analysis of Trends by Sector and Field
      • Analysis of Trends by Key Technology Field
        • Table IoT Patent Distribution Share by Technology Field
    • Key Patent Analysis
      • Method for Accessing Telecommunications Networks from Terminals
    • R&D Readiness Analysis
      • Relatively R&D Intensity
        • Table R&D Intensity of Top 20 IoT Communication Technology Patent Assignees
  • PATENT PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS
    • International Assignees
      • Table IoT Communication Patent/International Assignees Matrix Analysis
      • Table IoT Communication Patent/International Assignee Matrix Analysis: Multiplex Communications
    • Development of Major Companies
      • LG
      • Ericsson
      • Intel
      • Qualcomm
      • IBM
  • CONCLUSION
    • IoT Patents Concentrate on Digital Communication, Telecommunications, and Computer Technology
    • Telecommunications, Data Processing, Digital Computing and Processing as Key Technologies; Technologies Supporting High Transmission Capacity and Quality to Drive Product Differentiation
    • Patent Design Around Needed to Avoid Infringement Lawsuits on Network Access Methods
    • US, European, and Korean Vendors Focus on Base Station Transmission and Multiplex Communications; Other Vendors Advised to Focus on Directive Radio Wave Systems and Fault Detection
  • APPENDIX
    • Glossary of Terms
    • List of Companies

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