Samsung has highest number of granted 5G patents, study reveals

General
By 

Last updated: April 24th, 2020 at 08:18 UTC+02:00

Samsung makes not only 5G smartphones and 5G chipsets but also network infrastructure equipment for 5G connectivity. The company has been working for years on various 5G communication technologies, and as per a new report, Samsung has the highest number of granted 5G patents in the world.

According to a joint study conducted by IP (intellectual property) research firm Iplytics and the Technical University of Berlin in January, Samsung Electronics has the most 5G patents that are granted by at least one of the patent offices in Europe (EPO), the US (USPTO), or the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The South Korean firm has 1,728 granted 5G patents, while Nokia, LG, and Huawei have 1,584, 1,415, and 1,274 granted 5G patents, respectively.

The granted patents are those that are enforceable, which means that Samsung has exclusive rights to 1,728 of its 2,795 5G patents. Samsung has 905 patents which are filed in at least EPO, PCT, or USPTO. The company also has 162 patents that are declared in the 5G patent families. You can see the complete graph in the infographic below.

The joint study, which was cited by Samsung, was commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) in Germany. Samsung has been working with various cellular network operators in Japan, New ZealandSouth Korea, Taiwanthe US, and various other countries in rolling out 5G networks to consumers. It was recently unveiled that Samsung will use Xilinx’s chips in its 5G network equipment for beamforming technologies.

The company has also launched various high-end and mid-range smartphones with 5G connectivity and plans to launch even more 5G products, including the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, in the future.

Samsung Granted 5G Patents Comparison

General 5G
Load comments

Related News

Samsung breaks new 5G upload speed record in Texas

  • By Mihai M.
  • 3 days ago

Samsung develops a 5G VoNR solution for smartphone brands, network car …

  • By Asif S.
  • 3 weeks ago

Samsung uses 5G to boost network speeds in Seoul subways by 25 times

  • By Mihai M.
  • 3 weeks ago

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 have fully embraced the era of 5G

  • By Mihai M.
  • 2 months ago

Samsung’s upgraded solution helps operators better manage their …

  • By Asif S.
  • 3 months ago

Galaxy S20 users on KT’s network can get ‘real’ 5G a …

  • By Asif S.
  • 3 months ago

Australia’s first mmWave 5G network powered by vRAN will use Sam …

  • By Asif S.
  • 3 months ago

Samsung is the world’s fastest growing 5G smartphone vendor

  • By Adnan F.
  • 4 months ago