The Electronic Equipment has a total of 691,305 granted patents and 1,591,942 patent applications distributed into 1,077,500 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are Japan, South Korea and USA. The main technology areas are pictorial communication, semiconductor devices; electric solid state devices and information storage based on relative movement between record carrier and transducer. The top companies in this industry are SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS, PANASONIC and SONY.
1,773,470 Total Patents

691,305 Grants

1,591,942 Applications

Electronic Equipment has a grant to application ratio of 0.434, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 2.303 patent applications.

Geographic Breakdown

By showing the geographic breakdown of the patents in this technology field, it is possible to determine the territorial markets in which the technology field is prominent or which markets have opportunities for development.

TOP 3 Countries

  • Japan

    Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 652,977 patents.

  • South Korea

    South Korea comes in 2nd with a total of 384,543 patents.

  • USA

    USA rounds up the top 3 with a total of 287,803 patents.

Key Technologies

Through grouping the patents in the technology field into their various technology areas, it is possible to identify the core technology areas of this field.

Valuable Patents

The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and important patents in this industry.

Rank Patent Title
1 US20110202530A1 Information processing device, method and program
3 EP1750451B1 Picture decoding method
4 KR1020100017787A DIGITAL CAMERA
5 AU2008230048B2 Data processing apparatus and method

Main Companies

This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.

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