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Landscape study of potentially essential patents disclosed to ETSI.


The study presented in this report is carried as part of a larger study, which is the “Pilot project for essentiality checks of Standard Essential Patents”. Part of that larger study was the execution of a patent landscape investigation. The main goals of this report are: • To provide a patent landscape analysis of SDO disclosed patents (and what this implies for their use as input to an essentiality assessment mechanism) • To analyse whether SDO disclosed patents differ from comparable other patents in quality (both technical merit and economic value). The starting point for this study is data that is self-reported by companies on the basis of their belief that these patents “may be or may become essential to an ETSI standard”