It can be difficult to determine which reports about 5G, Wi-Fi, or VVC leadership are trustworthy due to the lack of transparency regarding the source of the data and the analysis methods used. To comprehend standard essential patents (SEPs), standards, and patents, you need to access multiple databases and consult with subject matter experts, both in-house and outside counsel, which can be time-consuming and costly. To gain useful knowledge for your business, portfolio, and strategy, you need to realign your patent portfolios strategically by analyzing not only patent filing data but also standardization data, such as patent declarations and standards contributions. This enables you to protect your innovations while proactively engaging in continuous strategic portfolio development for initiatives such as licensing, acquisitions, and joining patent pools. With the next technological revolution that will connect everything, it is becoming even more challenging to understand the overlap between technologies and IP rights. Therefore, IP professionals should rethink how they approach patent and standards data to provide actionable insights for decision-making across the organization.
This report provides examples and best practice approaches about how to count and valuate SEP declarations and contribution data. The report further discusses limitations of patent declaration and standards contribution data and how to best match, normalize and refine the data.