Wireless Sensor Network Patents Grow 200% Over Last 18 Months, Signaling a Large Wave of New Market Expansion says new WTRS Report

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New Wireless Sensor Network IP and Patent Report from WTRS uncovers significantly accelerating growth in the area of Wireless Sensor Network Technologies and applications.

The report is designed to be used by those with roles in mergers and acquisitions, IP litigation or IP portfolio management, to make the task of researching WSN IP information significantly more simple, fast, and all-encompassing.

New Wireless Sensor Networks IP and Patent Report from WTRS indicates a significant shift in the overall amount of patent activity as well as a qualitative change in the types of patent applications and grants over the last 12 months,. Until recently, wireless sensing patent activity was primarily focused on the technology required to implement networks and devices used to provide sensor services. Current activity indicates that technology development is driven by the requirements to enable specific network functionality and a necessity for larger and more robust networks. There is a significant increase in patent applications as well as patent grants related to Home Control and Automation, Building Control and Automation, Industrial Control, Vehicular Applications and Energy Management. Also significant is the trend where companies with real product and application focus are entering the arena of technology development.

  • The report is designed to be a user-friendly information and research tool.
  • All patents and applications are classified as to type. This classification is made after a careful review of the claims for each patent and is not simply the result of a keyword search.
  • In addition to the listings, it includes research results that reveal the corporate relationship of individual applicants in cases where the patent application itself does not include an assignee.
  • The report also validates the patents assigned to the IEEE and in the case of erroneous or missing listings, makes corrected alternatives available.

Wireless Sensor Networks include ZigBee, IEEE 802.15.4, IEEE 802.15.4a, and other wireless technologies.

"The WTRS Wireless Sensor Network IP & Patent Report is designed as a research tool used by individuals and companies participating in the Wireless Sensor Network industry, that require a source of information regarding IP ownership," according to Kirsten West, Principal Analyst at WTRS and the author of the report. "The report is designed to be used by those with roles in mergers and acquisitions, IP litigation or IP portfolio management, to make the task of researching WSN IP information significantly more simple, fast, and all-encompassing." Additionally, the Report will prove useful to those businesses planning expansion or extension in existing markets.

Among companies with patent activity in this market include: Samsung, IBM, Philips, Sony, NEC, Honeywell, Nanotron and Motorola. Companies active in applications include (among many others) Eaton, SmartSynch, Vehicle Sense, and Colorado Vnet.

Using only publicly available information, meticulously gathered from public patent sources, company information, and other research this report is truly an invaluable resource for any company participating in the Wireless Sensor Market sector, or planning a potential entry into this market.

For more information, contact: http://www.wtrs.net

George West, Senior Analyst
Phone: 650-940-1196


Title: WTRS Wireless Sensor Network IP & Patent Report
Product Number: WT071807CNPR
Publication Date: July/August 2007
Number of Pages: over 1100
Number of Patents & Patent Applications: over 400
Number of Companies: over 100

West Technology Research Solutions, LLC (WTRS) is an independent market research and consulting company with 8 years in wireless research specializing in Insteon, ZigBee, UWB, Bluetooth, WiMAX, IEEE 802.15.4, Wi-Fi, Wireless Sensor Networks and other emerging wireless technologies and protocols. WTRS helps companies track the market potential & viability of wireless emerging technologies. WTRS reports are not funded by, or in any other way influenced by, companies which we study. WTRS market research and consulting services provide customers with the information they need to assess market opportunities, evaluate investments, monitor competition, form relationships, and make crucial business decisions in following cutting- edge technologies. WTRS customers range from start-ups, some still in development, to the largest and most prominent players in technology. All have an interest in market intelligence that aids them in making crucial business decisions.


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