24% Increase in WiMAX Patents Anticipates Rapidly Accelerating Market Expansion

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New 1350 page Report by WTRS analyzes 628 WiMAX patents and demonstrates strong growth and expansion. Intel and Samsung dominance in patent activity continues.

The WTRS WiMAX IP & Patent Report analyzes the intellectual property ownership and development of companies in the emerging 'Wireless Broadband' segment in order to track early strategic and technology shifts in the marketplace. The substantial increase in patent activity in the last two years is a key to understanding the potent growth possibilities in WiMAX success. Intel and Samsung continue their predominance in WiMAX patent filings.

"I was surprised by the level of activity in the WiMAX IP and patent sphere in the last year," says Dr Kirsten West, Principal Analyst of WTRS. "IP filings are moving to application-based patents, indicating a maturing of the WiMAX market."

The WTRS WiMAX IP & Patent Report findings include:

1. Patent growth accelerating in WiMAX area to 628 patents, 24% increase over 2007 research.
2. New research focuses on interaction and handoff between WiMAX and WiFi networks.
3. Dominance of Samsung and Intel in new patent filings continues.
4. Strong growth in IEEE 802.16e -related IP development.
5. Evolution of WiBRO patent filings to application, and end-product related work.

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 WiMAX sector, or planning a potential entry into this market.
Each purchase of this - or any - of our Reports entitles the customer to one hour consultation time with the principal analyst in this field. WTRS also offers extended consultative assistance on this subject which supplements the referenced Market Report.

WTRS WiMAX IP & Patent Report 2008
1,347 pages
SKU# WT022408TPPR available immediately on our web site - http://www.wtrs.net
WTRS (West Technology Research Solutions) is a California based research, publishing and consulting company focused on emerging wireless technologies. With a nine-year record of successful growth, we're ready to help your company make market decisions and plan for the future. WTRS offers core wireless industry and application market expertise in order to assist clients with strategic business development activities. Whether you need custom market studies, specific industry or application analysis, individual market sizing, or technology viability analyses, we can help make your future planning more accurate.

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