The Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry has a total of 7,871 granted patents and 17,987 patent applications distributed into 8,717 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are Japan, USA and WIPO(PCT). The main technology areas are card, board, or roulette games; indoor games using small moving playing bodies, electric digital data processing and image data processing or generation. The top companies in this industry are KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT, NINTENDO and KONAMI.
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 6,311 patents.
USA comes in 2nd with a total of 5,494 patents.
WIPO(PCT) rounds up the top 3 with a total of 1,728 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||US20150089534A1||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING STORAGE OF DATA ON SERVERS IN AN ON-DEMAND MEDIA DELIVERY SYSTEM|
|2||US8973069||Systems and methods for relocating media|
|4||US8955013||Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences|
|5||US9055318||Client-server based interactive guide with server storage|
This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.