“We are pleased to announce this strategic technological cooperation between LG Electronics and DOCOMO,”said Takashi Komoro, Managing Director of Intellectual Property Department of NTT DOCOMO, INC.
“We are licensing over 5,300 of our SEPs via both patent pools and individual licensing programs.”
DOCOMO actively researches and develops W-CDMA, LTE, LTE-Advanced and 5G technologies to upgrade its networks and launch new services, with the ultimate goal of enhancing mobile experiences for customers.
Towards this goal, the company continues its momentum in securing a large number of patents. In total, DOCOMO held some 5,300 patents in Japan and 9,300 patents overseas as of March 2015. Going forward, DOCOMO aims to strengthen its global competitiveness by steadily expanding the scope of its intellectual property.
Among many noteworthy achievements in the field of intellectual property, DOCOMO patented the Base station, mobile station and method (Japanese patent No. 4440831) for LTE mobile communications in January 2010. The technology shortens the time required from turning on a handset to receiving signals from base stations, entering standby mode and detecting base stations for handover.
The invention, which earned DOCOMO the Prize of Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office in 2015, also has been patented in the United States, China and Korea, and was adopted by ITU as an international standard.
DOCOMO has contributed to the establishment of numerous technical standards for wireless technologies, such as W-CDMA and LTE, and media coding technologies such as AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265 and AAC. Also, many technologies developed by DOCOMO have been incorporated in global standards. The company owns a large number of Standard Essential Patentsnotice1. Independent analysis has placed DOCOMO in first place among telecom operators, and seventh among all organizations in terms of its global share of essential patents for LTE.Tags: 5G technologies, agreement, Docomo, IP Bussines, IP News, Japan, LG IP, patent, South Korea