The Electronic Equipment Industry 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.
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 652,977 patents.
South Korea comes in 2nd with a total of 384,543patents.
USA rounds up the top 3 with a total of 287,803patents.
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||US20110202530A1||Information processing device, method and program|
|2||US20110239004A1||MEMORY DEVICE, HOST DEVICE, AND MEMORY SYSTEM|
|3||EP1750451B1||Picture decoding method|
|5||AU2008230048B2||Data processing apparatus and method|
This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.