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Company Profile: General Electric

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018

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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.

249,800Total Patents

179,396 Grants

122,400 Applications

General Electric has a grant to application ratio of 1.466, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 0.682 patent applications.

General Electric

Geographic Breakdown

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.

TOP 3 Countries

  • USA

    USA is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 95,817 patents.

  • Canada

    Canada comes in 2nd with a total of 30,339 patents.

  • Japan

    Japan rounds up the top 3 with a total of 21,747 patents.

Key Technologies

Through grouping the company's patents into their various technology areas, it is possible to identify the core competence of the company.

Key Technologies

Valuable Patents

The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and core patents in this company's portfolio.

Rank Patent Title
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