ZTE had 166 patents in cybersecurity during Q4 2023. The patents filed by ZTE Corp in Q4 2023 cover various aspects of wireless communication technology. These include methods for session requests, quality of service updates, network entity capabilities, reporting frequency offset, and selecting resources for Channel State Information reports. These innovations aim to enhance the efficiency and performance of wireless networks and devices. GlobalData’s report on ZTE gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

ZTE grant share with cybersecurity as a theme is 30% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Session request method and apparatus, terminal, and storage medium (Patent ID: US20230422032A1)

The patent filed by ZTE Corp. describes a session request method that involves generating an authentication server key, determining a key identifier of an AKMA anchor key, updating the key identifier based on the MSIN if invalid, and sending the updated key identifier to request a key-based session. The method also includes requesting AUSF and UDM functions for key agreement authentication and determining an application key for encrypting an application layer.

The claims detail the steps involved in the session request method, including generating the authentication server key, updating the key identifier based on the MSIN, and requesting key agreement authentication through AKA mechanisms. The patent also covers the implementation of these methods in a terminal and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, specifying the handling of invalid key identifiers, local policy for updating key identifiers, and the use of SUPI and IMSI for identification purposes. Overall, the patent focuses on secure and efficient session establishment in communication networks.

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