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Industrial Innovation: Information Technology Services

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018

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.

2,756,715Total Patents

998,829 Grants

2,400,451 Applications

The IT Services Industry has a grant to application ratio of 0.416, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 2.403 patent applications.

Information Technology 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

  • Japan
    Japan

    Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 1,495,657 patents.

  • USA
    USA

    USA comes in 2nd with a total of 516,369patents.

  • European Patent Office
    European Patent Office

    European Patent Office rounds up the top 3 with a total of 153,629 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 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

Main Companies

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

Information Technology Services Main Companies

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