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.
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 53,634 patents.
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.
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.
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|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|