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RF Acoustic Wave Filters Patent Monitor

PUBLISHED: annual subscription
One-year subscription (12 IP Newsletters, 4 quarterly reports & access to analyst) - Enterprise License
USD 31200

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How the wireless communication players are getting ready for the 5G?

With almost one mobile or cellular handset for every person on earth, mobile telecommunication market needs to adapt itself in order to face the fast-growing demand of bandwidth and data rate. 4G just came out but telecommunication players are already looking at the 5G revolution. Numerous challenges come with 5G development, and one of them is the management of new and high frequency bands at the handset level thanks to the development of RF front-end modules (RF FEM) and related components. Among these RF components, filters have the highest growing market, and thanks to the additional need of new antennas and development of multiple carrier aggregation, the RF filter market will continue to grow.

At the down of the 5G, players involved in RF FEM intellectual property (IP) have entered a fierce race in order to assert their market position and technologies. The race between main IP players, the rise of Chinese players and arrival of newcomers that address mm-waves range have led to a very complex and competitive landscape that is essential to understand in order to anticipate changes, early detect business opportunities, identify emerging research areas and understand competitors' strategies.

The RF acoustic filters patent monitoring service allows you to take advantage of a monthly-updated Excel file and benefit from both quarterly analysis reports and direct interaction with our analysts. The monthly Excel files include new patents, patents expired/abandoned, patent transfers (re-assignment, licensing) and patent litigation/opposition. The patents are categorized by technology segments including Bulk acoustic wave filters (FBAR and SMR), surface acoustic wave filters and temperature compensated filters. This useful Excel patent database allows for multi-criteria searches including priority date, patent assignees, claims, legal status of patents and technology segments. The quarterly reports provide the IP trends over the three last months, with a close look to key IP players and key patented technologies. The direct access to our analysts offers you Q&A session and open discussion on specific patented technologies or company IP portfolios.

Benefits of the patent monitoring service

Keep a watch on your competitors' IP activities and their future intentions.

With the help of the patent monitoring service, you will be aware of your competitors' current patenting activities, their IP dynamics, patent transfers including acquisitions and licenses, patent litigation, technology development and R&D strategies. You will also be able to early detect new entrants in your business area.

Keep track of the latest technology developments and be ahead of technology trends.

By keeping note of any recent patent filings, you can track the newest innovations in the field. You will get details on claimed inventions and you can follow technology developments. New technical solutions could inspire and improve your R&D activity.

Prevent registration of IP rights that may be harmful to your business.

You will obtain information on patent applications filed even before exclusive rights have been granted and you can react in time to prevent registration of IP rights that may be harmful to your business.

React in time to infringements and mitigate legal risks.

Monitoring newly-issued patents allows you to regularly assess your freedom-to-operate, ensuring your products or processes are not covered patents and thus they can be manufactured, sold or used safely without infringing valid IP rights owned by others.

Take advantage of free technologies and decrease R&D project risks.

By tracking both expired patents and abandoned patents, you will be able to identify inventions entering the public domain that you can use safely for your development.

Understand the current IP trends and IP strategy of competitors

On a quarterly basis, the report will provide the IP trends over the three last months, with a close look to key IP players and key patented technologies. Main patent applicants and their inventions, blocking patents, promising patents and key patents newly expired or abandoned will be highlighted.

Access to the IP analyst

Take advantage of direct interaction with our analysts by phone call and/or email and get specific input for specific patented technologies and company IP portfolios through Q&A session and open discussion (100h a year).

Key features of the service

Every month an Excel file including:

  • New patents applications.
  • Patent newly granted.
  • Patents expired or abandoned.
  • Transfer of IP rights (re-assignment, licensing)
  • Patent litigation and opposition.
  • Patents categorized by technology: BAW-FBAR, BAW-SMR, SAW, TCSAW, etc.

Every quarter a report including:

  • Key fact & figures of the quarter.
  • IP players and technologies.

Access to IP analyst for 100h a year:

  • Q&A session and open discussion with our IP analysts
  • Requesting for patent search on company or technology.
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Jeroen Van Heghe

Manager - EMEA



Christine Sirois

Manager - Americas


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