InterDigital had 28 patents in internet of things during Q1 2024. InterDigital Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on various aspects of wireless communication technology. These include methods for prohibiting GNSS activity in WTRUs, optimizing sidelink communication for resource allocation, enabling long DRX cycles for MTC devices, triggering power saving mode functionality, and facilitating authentication and key establishment procedures for M2M devices. GlobalData’s report on InterDigital gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

InterDigital grant share with internet of things as a theme is 50% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Prohibitions related to global navigation satellite system (GNSS) acquisition and reporting for reduced capability devices (Patent ID: US20240103180A1)

The patent filed by InterDigital Inc. describes a system and method for a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) to manage Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) activity based on configured prohibition conditions. The WTRU receives configuration information specifying conditions that prohibit GNSS activities like acquisition, reporting, or assistance information reporting. The WTRU's processor identifies triggers related to GNSS activity, determines if prohibition conditions are active based on timers, validity duration, or WTRU characteristics, and performs GNSS activities only when the prohibition conditions are overridden or terminated.

The WTRU can also monitor trigger conditions when prohibition is active, report GNSS information based on MAC or RRC, delay GNSS activity until conditions are inactive, and stop transmitting data signals for GNSS reception. The method can be implemented in IoT devices or reduced capability devices, providing flexibility and control over GNSS activities based on preset conditions and triggers. Overall, the patent aims to enhance the efficiency and management of GNSS activities in WTRUs by dynamically adjusting based on configured prohibition conditions and triggers to optimize performance and resource utilization.

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