Industry Patent Quality Charter

Tuomas Saukkonen – Head of Cellular Standards Portfolio – Nokia Technologies Oy

“When it comes to assessing the strength of patent portfolios, the one thing I always tell people is that it is not just about quantity, you have to look at the quality of the patents, because some patents are more relevant and more fundamental and therefore more valuable than others.

And in fact, some companies over-declare, claiming the relevance of lots of patents even though they may not be truly inventive or genuinely relevant to the standard. So quality is crucial and at Nokia we focus on quality, which is why we are pleased to support the Industry Patent Quality Charter.”