The Business Software & Services Industry has a total of 135,495 granted patents and 238,691 patent applications distributed into 155,970 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are USA, Japan and European Patent Office. The main technology areas are electric digital data processing, transmission of digital information and pictorial communication. The top companies in this industry are MICROSOFT, FUJI XEROX and BLACKBERRY.
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.
USA is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 115,190 patents.
Japan comes in 2nd with a total of 53,523patents.
European Patent Office rounds up the top 3 with a total of 27,841 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||US20110195726A1||COMMERCIALLY SUBSIDIZED MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND SERVICES|
|2||US20110202527A1||DISTANCE-SPACE EMBEDDING FOR MULTI-DESCRIPTOR MATCHING AND RETRIEVAL|
|3||US20110208821A1||TRACKING DIGITAL CONTENT OBJECTS|
|4||US8498100||Flexible hinge and removable attachment|
|5||US7051102||Peer-to-peer name resolution protocol (PNRP) security infrastructure and method|
This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.