Industrial Innovation: Business Software & Services

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018
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.

282,237Total Patents

135,495 Grants

238,691 Applications

Business Software & Services has a grant to application ratio of 0.568, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 1.762 patent applications.

Business Software & Services

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

  • USA
    USA

    USA is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 115,190 patents.

  • Japan
    Japan

    Japan comes in 2nd with a total of 53,523patents.

  • European Patent Office
    European Patent Office

    European Patent Office rounds up the top 3 with a total of 27,841 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.

Key Technologies

Valuable Patents

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

Rank Patent Title
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

Main Companies

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

Business Software & Services Main Companies

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