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90% of IoT Patents Focus on Digital Communication, Telecommunications, and Computer Technology: MIC
February 17, 2017


Taipei-based research institute MIC (Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute) compared and cross-examined 1,247 IoT communication patents and found international assignees mainly concentrate on the fields of digital communication takes the largest share (65.6%), followed by telecommunications (14.2%), computer technology (11.3%).

Patent Distribution Share by Field

Source: MIC, February 2017

"IoT communication technology patents mainly fall into the classes of telecommunications, data processing, and electrical computers and digital processing systems. Besides the core technologies, newcomers or existing vendors intending to develop IoT wireless technologies can focus on low-cost technology solutions with high transmission capacity and quality features. Such solutions will help them achieve product differentiation and are thus worth investing in," says David Chen, senior analyst with MIC.

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Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC), based in Taipei, Taiwan, was founded in 1987. MIC is Taiwan's premier IT industry research and consulting firm providing intelligence, in-depth analysis, and strategic consulting services on global IT product and technology trends, focusing on markets and industries in Asia-Pacific. MIC is part of the Institute for Information Industry.