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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
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”