Near Field Communications - A Technology and Patent Landscape Report
NFC is a technical standard for interoperability and development of near-field communication technology.
This Dolcera exclusive report on Near Field Communication technology patents covers the following areas:
Patents are relevant to standards such as ISO/IEC 14443, ECMA-340 and ECMA-352 and that may read on the standards (priority date of the patents is before the year 2004).
Patents that describe the use of near-field communication technology to deliver various services to consumers (application patents)
Patents that are apparent improvements to the standard-essential patents.
Hardware-related patents that consist of the constructional part of the transmitter/receiver antenna or coil involved in NFC communication.
Key features of this report:
The Dolcera team of NFC subject-matter experts analyzed over 6,000 patents from worldwide patent sources to provide this analysis.
They identified nearly 1,500 patents relevant to the NFC technology and standards.
This report also includes our expert insights into the NFC patent landscape.
We deliver the final report using our unique collaboration platform that makes this gigantic information store easy to use at no extra cost.
Who should buy this report?
Anyone who has intellectual property, licensing, business development, strategy, product development, innovation, or research & development responsibilities.
Table of Contents
1. Executive summary 2. Introduction to NFC 2.1. System description 2.2. Operating Modes 2.3. Applications 3. Taxonomy for near field communication 4. Top cited patents for NFC 5. Key findings 5.1. Major players in NFC technology 5.2. IP activity in NFC technology 5.2.1. Priority year wise 5.2.2. Publication year wise 5.3. Geographic distribution of IP activity in NFC 5.4. Key NFC patents 5.5. Major player analysis 5.5.1. Top assignee - Technology distribution 5.6. Standards based analysis 5.6.1. Top assignee - Standards based 5.6.2. Filing trend - Standards based 5.7. Probably essential patent analysis 5.7.1. Top assignee - Probably essential 5.7.2. Filing trend - Probably essential 5.8. Application based analysis 5.8.1. Top assignee - Application based 5.8.2. Filing trend - Application based 5.8.3. Top assignee - Mobile based data transfer applications 5.8.4. Top assignee - Application based data transfer 5.9. Analysis of NFC related hardware 5.9.1. Filing trend – Hardware 5.9.2. Top assignee - Hardware 6. Appendix: Search strategy 6.1. Patent classes 6.2. Concept table 6.3. Thomson Innovation search 7. Appendix B: Sample analysis 7.1. Application based categorization flowchart 7.2. Standard based categorization flowchart 7.3. Sample categorization
List of Tables
Table 1: Top cited patents for Near Field Communication (NFC) Table 2: Patent class codes Table 3: Concept table Table 4: Thomson Innovation search for NFC patents
List of Figures
Figure 1: Inductive coupling Figure 2: Modes of operation Figure 3: Taxonomy of all the relevant patents Figure 4: Taxonomy - NFC standards Figure 5: Major players according to number of patents Figure 6: Priority year wise IP activity Figure 7: Publication year wise IP activity Figure 8: Geographical distribution Figure 9: Top cited patents Figure 10: Top assignee - Technology distribution Figure 11: Top assignee - Standards Figure 12: Filing trend - Standards based Figure 13: Top assignee - Probably essential Figure 14: Filing trend - Probably essential Figure 15: Top assignee - Application based Figure 16: Filing trend - Application based Figure 17: Top assignee - Mobile based data transfer applications Figure 18: Top assignee - Application based - Data transfer Figure 19: Filing trend – Hardware Figure 20: Top assignee - Hardware Figure 21: Application based categorization flowchart Figure 22: Standard based categorization flowchart