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IPR leadership

One of the broadest patent portfolios in the ICT industry

IPR leadership
IPR leadership

For more than 30 years, Nokia has defined many of the fundamental technologies used in virtually all mobile devices, including consumer products, IoT-connected industrial equipment and vehicles. We have played an instrumental role in enabling entire solutions and ecosystems through our GSM, 3G, LTE and 5G standards leadership.

Our patents by the numbers


invested in R&D since 2000, including around 4.1 billion euros in 2020 alone


patent families


patents filed on new inventions in 2020


declared cellular standard essential patent (SEP) families


patent families declared essential to 5G, with more to follow


patent licensees across all programs, including most major smartphone vendors and many automotive brands