The Personal Products Industry has a total of 164,596 granted patents and 257,036 patent applications distributed into 110,637 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are Japan, USA and European Patent Office. The main technology areas are preparations for medical, dental, or toilet purposes, detergent compositions and Prostheses; medical devices; treatment devices. The top companies in this industry are PROCTER & GAMBLE, L'ORÉAL and KAO CORPORATION.
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.
Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 50,130 patents.
USA comes in 2nd with a total of 42,917 patents.
European Patent Office rounds up the top 3 with a total of 38,958 patents.
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.
The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and important patents in this industry.
|1||EP1025194B2||BLEACHING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING MULTIPLY-SUBSTITUTED PROTEASE VARIANTS|
|2||US8221724||Mild oral care compositions|
|4||US7303861||Apparatus and method for making a forming structure|
|5||EP2405874B1||PROCESS FOR MAKING AN EMBOSSED WEB|
This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.