Industrial Innovation: Personal Products

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018

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.

316,649Total Patents

164,596 Grants

257,036 Applications

Personal Products has a grant to application ratio of 0.64, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 1.562 patent applications.

Personal Products

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

    Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 50,130 patents.

  • USA
    USA

    USA comes in 2nd with a total of 42,917 patents.

  • European Patent Office
    European Patent Office

    European Patent Office rounds up the top 3 with a total of 38,958 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.

NEC Key Technologies

Valuable Patents

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

Rank Patent Title
1 EP1025194B2 BLEACHING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING MULTIPLY-SUBSTITUTED PROTEASE VARIANTS
2 US8221724 Mild oral care compositions
3 CN1184922C Cleaning article
4 US7303861 Apparatus and method for making a forming structure
5 EP2405874B1 PROCESS FOR MAKING AN EMBOSSED WEB

Main Companies

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

Main Companies

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