Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson had eight patents in blockchain during Q1 2024. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson‘s patents in Q1 2024 focus on detecting and addressing DDoS attacks launched using IoT devices through decentralized computing and blockchain technology. The method involves identifying anomalies in traffic data, allocating dedicated frequency channels to attack traffic, and recording attack information on a distributed ledger for nodes to respond effectively. Another patent involves network devices obtaining user identity information from an identity management device, committing transactions to a distributed ledger, and verifying user identity attributes for secure communication. GlobalData’s report on Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson grant share with blockchain 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: Iot blockchain ddos detection and countermeasures (Patent ID: US20240039938A1)

The patent filed by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson focuses on detecting and addressing Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks using decentralized computing, potentially in combination with blockchain or other decentralized ledger technology. The method involves identifying anomalies in traffic data, reporting anomalies as potential attacks, allocating a dedicated frequency channel to attack traffic, assigning attacking devices to that channel, and recording attack data on a distributed ledger for appropriate response even as devices move. Machine learning is utilized to enhance the analysis of key performance indicators for predicting DDoS attacks.

The patent claims detail a method for responding to DDoS attacks, involving identifying anomalies, allocating dedicated frequency channels, and assigning devices to appropriate channels. It also includes updating records, localizing attacking devices, and utilizing various methods for detecting and correlating attack data with anomalies. Additionally, the patent describes countermeasures, training detection modules, and predicting future attacks based on anomalies. The use of blockchain, smart contracts, and interoperability between devices from different manufacturers is emphasized in the claims for effective response to DDoS attacks in communication networks.

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