The Information Technology Services Industry has a total of 998,829 granted patents and 2,400,451 patent applications distributed into 1,828,659 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are Japan, USA and European Patent Office. The main technology areas are electric digital data processing, semiconductor devices; electric solid state devices and pictorial communication. The top companies in this industry are CANON, 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 1,495,657 patents.
USA comes in 2nd with a total of 516,369patents.
European Patent Office rounds up the top 3 with a total of 153,629 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||US20110195717A1||COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, SECONDARY BASE STATION, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, COMMUNICATION PROGRAM, COMMUNICATION CIRCUIT, AND WIRELESS RELAY APPARATUS|
|2||US20110202527A1||DISTANCE-SPACE EMBEDDING FOR MULTI-DESCRIPTOR MATCHING AND RETRIEVAL|
|3||US20110202530A1||Information processing device, method and program|
|4||US20110239004A1||MEMORY DEVICE, HOST DEVICE, AND MEMORY SYSTEM|
|5||US20110239022A1||COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME|
This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.