Share of standard essential patent (SEP) litigants 2001-2021, by plaintiff

Litigated declared standard essential patents (SEP) by plaintiff from 2001 to 2021

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May 2021



Survey time period

2001 to 2021

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Standard Essential Patents (SEP) are patents that cover technologies essential to a defined standard, commonly seen in communications technology such as smartphones and tablets. As these devices must comply with standards such as those applying to 4G and 5G in order to be manufactured and sold, SEPs are typically more likely to be the subject of litigation that non-SEPs.

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