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Company Profile: Microsoft

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018

Microsoft has a total of 56,841 granted patents and 88,857 patent applications distributed into 46,972 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets for Microsoft are USA, European Patent Office and WIPO(PCT). The main technology areas are electric digital data processing, transmission of digital information and pictorial communication.

98,934Total Patents

56,841 Grants

88,857 Applications

Microsoft has a grant to application ratio of 0.64, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 1.563 patent applications.

Microsoft Granted

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 53,634 patents.

  • European Patent Office
    European Patent Office

    European Patent Office comes in 2nd with a total of 10,266 patents.


    WIPO(PCT) rounds up the top 3 with a total of 9,798 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 US8791382 Input device securing techniques
3 US7051102 Peer-to-peer name resolution protocol (PNRP) security infrastructure and method
4 US7296154 Secure media path methods, systems, and architectures
5 US20060136529A1 Extensible file system