Ruckus Wireless (News - Alert), a supplier of advanced wireless systems for the mobile Internet infrastructure market, has been included among the top 10 in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Spectrum (News - Alert) Patent Power 2012 scorecard, which analyzes U.S patent portfolios.
This is the first time Ruckus has been placed in the scorecard for its patented innovations in the communications equipment field.
Ruckus owns a portfolio of more than 75 patents awarded by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), covering several innovations in Wi-Fi technology.
The company’s patent portfolio includes advancements in intelligent antenna arrays, smart antennas with polarization diversity, best path signal controls, dynamic generation of encryption keys, automatic installation of security and configuration information on end user devices, dynamic multicast conversion, and the real-time creation of patterns for shaping RF emissions.
The IEEE (News - Alert) Spectrum Patent Power scorecard is compiled after a thorough analysis of U.S. patent portfolios of commercial enterprises, academic institutions, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies.
Analysts compile the list after benchmarking the size of the organizations’ patent portfolios, while considering quality as shown by growth, impact, originality and general applicability of the innovation.
The inclusion of patent quantity and quality features enables even small innovative organizations to be ranked among large corporations as well.
William Kish, cofounder and chief technology officer at Ruckus Wireless, said, “When it comes to patents, its quality, not quantity that really counts. This is a noteworthy recognition that reflects the significance of the advances we’ve made in wireless communication. Our strength is a result of innovations that artfully draw from diverse technological domains including networking, machine learning, radios, antennas, and systems.”
The IEEE 2012 Patent Power Scorecard leverages a ranking methodology based on Pipeline Power, the measure of the strength of an organization’s patent portfolio considering number of patents, pipeline growth index, adjusted pipeline impact, pipeline originality and pipeline generality.
Recently, Ruckus announced that Cincinnati Bell, a local exchange and wireless provider, has standardized with Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products and technology to support its fast growing enterprise managed services, Wi-Fi hotspot and emerging metro public access businesses.
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Edited by Braden Becker