The Race for 5G — August Update Monthly Report on 5G Trends — August 2019

October 02nd, 2019 ‧ 2 min read

So far, the top 10 declarers own almost 95 percent of the 5G SEPs. With the continuous development of 5G, more and more companies are declaring their first 5G SEPs. Keep up-to-date with the latest 5G SEPs trends by following WISPRO, we will continue to provide you with the most accurate and in-depth insights and analysis. ( our last report released in July )

The data retrieved for this report is for US, WO, and CN patent applications (excluding US provisional patent applications) declared to ETSI in August 2019.

5G ETSI Declaration Activity: August 2019

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The above charts indicate that Huawei, NTT DOCOMO, Samsung, Lenovo, and ETRI are the Top 5 declarers of 5G SEPs for August 2019. It’s also worth mentioning that Huawei declared over 300 SEPs during this period.

The interactive dashboard also details the number of declared patent families for each Technical Specification. The Top 3 for August are:

  • TS38.331 (Radio Resource Control);
  • TS38.213 (Physical Layer Procedures for Control);
  • TS38.214 (NR; Physical layer procedures for data).


5G SEP Declaration Activity: The August 2019 Rankings


Top 10 Owner

Technology standard vs Declared SEPs

Now, let’s take a look at the accumulated rankings: it became immediately obvious that Huawei has been at the top of the list for the number of declared SEPs for the fourth consecutive month, with Samsung, LG, Nokia, ZTE completing the Top 5.

Furthermore, if we only take the quantity of declared 5G SEP families into consideration, the benchmark for entering the Top 10 is still 756 patent families (declared by CATT.)

By comparing the August 2019 bar chart with the chart from last month’s report published in July, we have discovered that there are two new players emerging in the accumulated rankings: Spreadtrum Communications, and ETRI.

A Brief History of 4G


Top 10 Owners

Family and Application Share ( Click an image to view at full table )
Family and Application Share ( Click an image to view at full table )

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Jackson Lin

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Jackson Lin is the Chief Executive Officer of the WISPRO Group and the firm’s lead consultant. His expertise is focused on standard essential patents (SEP) and medical devices. In the past, he also expertised in various industries, e.g. cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), natural language processing, search engine, and etc..

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