InterDigital listed among early IoT IP leaders
The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most important areas of research for InterDigital, for a variety of reasons. For our technologists, we understand that it’s a force that will in all likelihood fundamentally alter the way the world operates, much like the advent of large-scale business computing or the Internet. For our investors, we often highlight that IoT is one of the next big opportunities that the company is working to capitalize on, through a variety of approaches including our Convida Wireless joint venture, our ONEMPOWER M2M service delivery platform, and wot.io, our startup focused on IoT data management.
So although it’s still early days for IoT, we were happy to see InterDigital included in a list of IoT market leaders when it comes to intellectual property. In a blog entry yesterday, Boston-based TechIPm, LLC, a professional research and consulting company specializing in technology and intellectual property mining and management, ranked InterDigital third in its “M2M for IoT Innovation Ranking,” just behind LG and Ericsson and ahead of Samsung, ETRI and Qualcomm, among others.
The ranking underscores the pioneering development and standardization work that InterDigital has done in IoT, including helping to drive the ETSI standard that is now a part of the OneM2M effort. That work has also been captured in a solution, the ONEMPOWER M2M service delivery platform, which was highlighted at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
It should be noted, InterDigital does not vouch for the accuracy of third-party research or the methodologies such researchers employ – TechIPm’s conclusions are their own. Still, it’s nice to be noticed!