Enhancements for High-Efficiency Wireless LAN Specifications
Even before its official publication by IEEE, the 802.11ax (“Wi-Fi 6”) Standard has become pervasive in the market by bringing wireless connectivity to a whole new level. Increased average throughput per user - the standard itself talks about a fourfold rise - and a higher number of concurrent users in high density scenarios (e.g., offices, campuses, airports, stadiums, etc.) are among its main benefits when compared to Wi-Fi 5.
Additional information about Wi-Fi 6's technological advances and how the standard enhances and enables existing and new applications can be found on Sisvel’s blog.
Sisvel’s Wi-Fi 6 Patent Pool offers a one-stop shop solution to license all standard essential patents owned or controlled by the participating patent owners. These include some of the most active participants and technical contributors to the Wi-Fi 6 standardisation process.
All participating patent owners have submitted a negative LoA with respect to the IEEE 2015 updated IPR Policy and/or are committed to license on FRAND terms, in adherence with the IEEE IPR Policy in effect prior to March 15, 2015.
Licensees of Sisvel’s Wi-Fi 6 Patent Pool will have the option to adopt the Licensing Incentive Framework for Technologies (LIFT). This is a new royalty scheme created by Sisvel.
Sisvel is committed to creating licensing terms that work for patent owners and technology implementers; ones that help shorten technology time to market, accelerate market penetration and level the playing field. LIFT is just the latest example of this commitment. More details can be found here and on Sisvel’s blog.
Sisvel has the right to grant licences to all Wi-Fi 6 standard essential patents owned or controlled by the following patent owners:
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Panasonic Holdings Corporation
Koninklijke Philips N.V.
SK Telecom Co., Ltd.
Sisvel has the right to grant licences to all Wi-Fi 6 standard essential patents owned or controlled by the participating patent owners.
All patent families included in the Sisvel’s Wi-Fi 6 pool undergo an essentiality evaluation from certified independent evaluators. Here is the current version of the Patent List*.
The table in the Patent Brochure* allows interested parties to understand how the SEPs offered under this licence are utilised by products complying with the 802.11ax Standard and, to this end, indicates the relevant sections of the standard.
*this document is updated on a regular basis, as new patents being evaluated as essential to the IEEE 802.11ax Standard become available.
The royalty rates of this licence are offered on a per product basis, applicable only for devices making use of Wi-Fi 6 technology, as per the below:
For Enterprise Access Points*
*Access points with enterprise grade performance, which provide wireless connectivity for devices and are intended and marketed for professional, business or commercial use in high density environments. More details can be found in the template Sublicense Agreement linked below.
For all other products
Provided a licensee is in full compliance with its obligations under its licence agreement, the royalty rate payable for each licensed product shall be the Compliant Rate.
Licensees of Sisvel’s Wi-Fi 6 patent pool will have the option to adopt the Licensing Incentive Framework for Technologies (LIFT), a new royalty scheme created by Sisvel. Details can be found on Sisvel’s blog and here below:
LIFT is only available for companies that Sisvel and/or any of the pool’s patent owners have or have had no reason to initiate litigation against for being unwilling to take a pool licence. LIFT is only available for licensees which are in full compliance with their obligations under their licence agreement.
A bank guarantee may be required.
The complete terms and conditions of the licence offering under the Sisvel’s Wi-Fi 6 patent pool can be found via the following link: