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

  • ID: 4116724
  • Report
  • 30 pages
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
until Dec 31st 2019
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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.

List of Topics Covered:
  • Analysis of 1,247 patents by technology field and sector using the data mining technique; also included are the detailed profile of top 20 assignees and their relative R&D intensity ranking
  • Analysis of the global IoT patent distribution by country, by field, by sector
  • Analysis of IoT communication development of major players, including LG, Ericsson, Intel, Qualcomm, and IBM
  • Detailed analysis of IoT patent/assignee matrix, with 30 key patented technology being sorted into six categories, and includes major assignees' patent portfolio for multiplex communications
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1.Introduction of Technology
1.1 Low Cost
1.2 Low Power Consumption
1.3 Ease of Connection
1.4 Security
1.5 Support for Multiple OS
1.6 Support for High Transmission Capacity

2. Patent Mining
2.1 Patent Search
2.1.1 Selecting a Patent Database
2.1.2 Identifying Search Keywords

3. Trends Analysis
3.1 Data Mining
3.1.1 Analysis of Trends by Country
3.1.2 Analysis of Trends by Sector and Field
3.1.3 Analysis of Trends by Key Technology Field
3.2 Key Patent Analysis
3.2.1 Method for Accessing Telecommunications Networks from Terminals
3.3.1 Relatively R&D Intensity

4. Patent Portfolio Analysis
4.1 International Assignees
4.2 Development of Major Companies
4.2.1 LG
4.2.2 Ericsson
4.2.3 Intel
4.2.4 Qualcomm
4.2.5 IBM

5. Conclusion

Glossary of Terms
List of Companies

List of Tables

Table 1: R&D Intensity of Top 20 IoT Communication Technology Patent Assignees
Table 2: IoT Communication Patent/International Assignees Matrix Analysis
Table 3: IoT Communication Patent/International Assignee Matrix Analysis: Multiplex Communications

List of Figures

Figure 1: Patent Distribution Share by Country
Figure 2: Patent Distribution Share by Sector
Figure 3: Patent Distribution Share by Field
Figure 4: Patent Share by Classes and Subclasses
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  • Alcatel Lucent
  • Autodesk
  • Broadcom
  • Cellco Partnership
  • Cisco
  • Dua Robin
  • Ericsson
  • ETRI
  • Eyesmatch Ltd
  • Google
  • Hong Fu Jin/Hon Hai
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Interactive Memories
  • Interdigital
  • ITRI
  • Jasper Technologies
  • Klingman
  • LG
  • Microsoft
  • Nokia
  • Phonak Ltd.
  • Qualcomm
  • Ricoh Company
  • Samsung
  • Seven Networks
  • Inc.
  • Sierra Wireless
  • Sony
  • Stratasys
  • Vodafone IP Licensing
  • Xerox Corporation
  • ZT
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Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis