General Electric has a total of 179,396 granted patents and 122,400 patent applications distributed into 138,592 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets for General Electric are USA, Canada and Japan. The main technology areas are non-positive-displacement machines or engines, electric discharge tubes or discharge lamps and macromolecular compounds obtained otherwise than by reactions of C-C unsaturated bonds.
By showing the geographic breakdown of the company‘s patent portfolio, it is possible to determine the territorial markets that the company is focusing on.
USA is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 95,817 patents.
Canada comes in 2nd with a total of 30,339 patents.
Japan rounds up the top 3 with a total of 21,747 patents.
Through grouping the company's patents into their various technology areas, it is possible to identify the core competence of the company.
The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and core patents in this company's portfolio.
|1||CA2723055A1||ENERGY MANAGEMENT OF HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES|
|2||US6985784||Configuring a centrally controlled circuit breaker protection system|
|3||US7094852||Water soluble copolymers prepared using phosphorus containing chain transfer agents|
|4||US7883898||Method and apparatus for measuring pH of low alkalinity solutions|
|5||US7015640||Diffusion barrier coatings having graded compositions and devices incorporating the same|