IEEE Spectrum Ranking of the Most Valuable Patent Portfolios Places Ruckus in
Top 10 of the Communications Equipment Category
Ruckus Makes First Time Appearance on IEEE's Patent Power 2012 Scorecard that
Analyzes Thousands of U.S. Patent Portfolios from Over 5,000 Leading
Organizations Around the Globe
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 10, 2012
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE:
RKUS) today announced that it debuted on the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Spectrum Patent Power 2012 scorecard, ranking in
the top 10 in the world for its patented innovations within its category.
The IEEE Spectrum Patent Power scorecard, compiled by 1790 Analytics, is an
annual analysis of thousands of U.S. patent portfolios of more than 5,000
leading commercial enterprises, academic institutions, nonprofit
organizations, and government agencies.
The benchmarking takes into account not only the size of organizations' patent
portfolios but also the quality, as reflected in characteristics such as
growth, impact, originality, and general applicability. The focus on both
patent quantity and quality allows small, innovative organizations to sit
alongside much larger household named corporations.
"When it comes to patents, it's quality, not quantity that really counts,"
said William Kish, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Ruckus Wireless.
"This is a noteworthy recognition that reflects the significance of the
advances we've made in wireless communication.Our strength is a result
ofinnovationsthat artfullydrawfrom diverse technologicaldomainsincluding
networking, machine learning, radios, antennas, and systems."
To date, Ruckus has a portfolio of over 75 patents awarded by the United
States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and other patent offices around the
world, which cover a wide-range of Wi-Fi innovations.
Among the company's patent portfolio are innovations 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 real-time creation of patterns for shaping RF emissions.
IEEE 2012 Patent Power Scorecard Ranking Methodology
According to the IEEE, organizations are ranked based on theirPipeline Power
– an overall measure of the strength of each organization's patent portfolio
that takes into account both its size and quality. The Pipeline Power for the
year 2011 is calculated using the following formula:
Pipeline Power = (number of 2011 patents) x (Pipeline Growth Index) x
(Adjusted Pipeline Impact) x (Pipeline Originality) x (Pipeline Generality)
The Pipeline Power is derived by taking the size of an organization's patent
portfolio, as measured by the number of U.S. patents it has been granted in
the most recent full year (2011 in this case). This figure is then weighted
based on a number of other metrics that reflect the growth, impact,
originality, and generality of the organization's patent portfolio.
For more information on this methodology, visit:
ABOUT RUCKUS WIRELESS
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA,Ruckus Wireless(NYSE: RKUS) is a global
supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile
Internet infrastructure market. With 2011 revenues of $120 million, the
company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi"products to
mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and
has more than 16,000 customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses Wi-Fi
capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of
traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices
such as smartphones and tablets.Ruckus invented and has patented
state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such
as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data
rates, and avoid interference, ensuring consistent and reliable distribution
of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi.
For more information, visithttp://www.ruckuswireless.com.
SOURCE Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
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