Telenor Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Telenor has a total of 1235 patents globally, out of which 831 have been granted. Of these 1235 patents, more than 1.8% patents are active. Norway is where Telenor has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe (EPO) and Sweden. Parallelly, Sweden seems to be the main focused R&D center of Telenor and Norway is the origin country of the firm.

Telenor was founded in the year 1885. The company engages in the provision of telecommunications, data, and media services. Its products and services includes mobile communication, fixed line communication, and broadcasting activities.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of Telenor which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Telenor patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Telenor patent portfolio.

How many patents does Telenor have?

Telenor has a total of 1235 patents globally. These patents belong to 450 unique patent families. Out of 1235 patents, 23 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Telenor File Every Year?

Telenor Patent Filing Trend

Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.

Year of Patents Filing or Grant Telenor Applications Filed Telenor Patents Granted
2021 2
2020 1
2019 5
2018 1
2017 2 11
2015 3
2014 1 4
2013 7
2012 1 17
2011 1 18

How many Telenor patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents Telenor Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Telenor File in Different Countries?

Telenor Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Telenor Filed Patents

Country Patents
Norway 239
Europe 146
Sweden 142
Germany 119
Denmark 102
Austria 50
Estonia 49
United States Of America 46
Australia 46
Spain 41
Russia 18
Korea (South) 17
Malaysia 17
Japan 17
China 16
Finland 9
India 8
Canada 7
Ukraine 6
Hong Kong (S.A.R.) 6
Brazil 5
Hungary 4
Singapore 3
Italy 2
Indonesia 2
Egypt 2
Argentina 2
New Zealand 2
Croatia 1
United Kingdom 1

Where are Research Centres of Telenor Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Telenor

10 Best Telenor Patents

US20080051142A1 is the most popular patent in the Telenor portfolio. It has received 229 citations so far from companies like Koninklijke, Bank Of America Corporation, and Siemens.  Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Telenor: 

Publication Number Citation Count
US20080051142A1 229
US20050144463A1 114
WO2004086711A1 108
US7689559B2 101
US7844595B2 96
US20060098593A1 78
US20080064438A1 63
WO2008123827A1 54
WO2005096651A1 52
US20100191590A1 49

What are Telenor’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Telenor?

The chart below distributes patents filed by Telenor in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Telenor thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D Focus: How has Telenor’s search focus changed over the years?


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