NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced that it has reached an agreement with electronics manufacturer Lenovo to grant a patent license covering cellular wireless standard essential patents*1, including 5G.
DOCOMO has been actively involved in the research and development of mobile network-related technologies such as W-CDMA, LTE, LTE-Advanced, 5G and 6G, as well as new service-related technologies.
DOCOMO has also filed for patents on these technologies, resulting in the company owning some 10,000 standard essential patents for mobile communications*2. In turn, DOCOMO has licensed its cellular wireless standard essential patents to more than 80 companies, including those in patent pools*3 as well as through bilateral agreements.
Going forward, DOCOMO will continue to promote research and development as well as contribute to the standardization of advanced mobile communication technologies such as 5G, 5G Evolution and 6G, and to license its cellular wireless standard essential patents.