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Intellectual property rights leadership

One of the broadest patent portfolios in the ICT industry

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

€140 bn

Invested in R&D since 2000, including around 4.5 bn+ euros in 2022 alone


patent families


patents filed on new inventions in 2022


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


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