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Revision as of 03:44, 17 July 2017


  • Perform a landscape search in the area of Smart Speakers
  • Use PCS to derive insights and gain competitive perspective
  • Understand the value chain and recent M&A activities


A smart speaker is a type of wireless speaker and smart device that utilizes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other standards to extend usage beyond audio playback. This can include, but not be limited to, features such as compatibility across a number of services and platforms, peer-to-peer connection through mesh networking, intelligent personal assistants, and others. Each can have its own designated interface and features in-house, usually launched or controlled via application or home automation software.

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Search in PCS

A search on PCS for Smart speaker was performed with the following search strategy:

text:smart speaker OR tac:intelligent speaker OR tac:Intelligent home speaker OR ( tac:speaker AND text:Wireless Music system) OR tac:connected speaker OR ( tac:speaker AND text:Wireless speaker system ) OR tac: smart home speaker OR tac:Siri Speaker OR tac:Web-connected Speaker OR tac:Smart wi-fi speaker OR ( tac:home AND tac:wireless speaker)

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Top Assignee

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  • All Top Players have Smart speakers products in market.
  • Sonos - The Home Sound System
  • Sony - BSP60
  • Qualcomm - APQ8009/APQ8017 platform based etc

Top Assignee Insights

A) Sonos

  • Sonos has patents related to smart speakers as shown below

B) Sony

  • Patents from Sony mentions about connecting speakers wirelessly

Bibliographic Analytics

Main CPCs:

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  • H04R - Electric communication technique---> loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers/deaf-aid sets/public address systems

IP Activity:

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Geographical Distribution

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Technical Insights: CPC Distribution in Top Assignees:

CPC Distribution:

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Technical Insights: Concepts vs Top Assignees

Technology Concepts:


Value Chain Analysis

Latest M&A Activity in the Space