NEC has a total of 126,167 granted patents and 439,968 patent applications distributed into 370,192 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets for NEC are Japan, USA and European Patent Office. The main technology areas are electric digital data processing, semiconductor devices; electric solid state devices and transmission of digital information.
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.
Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 350,817 patents.
USA comes in 2nd with a total of 51,252 patents.
European Patent Office rounds up the top 3 with a total of 14,591 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.
|1||US20110195717A1||COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, SECONDARY BASE STATION, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, COMMUNICATION PROGRAM, COMMUNICATION CIRCUIT, AND WIRELESS RELAY APPARATUS|
|2||EP2603035B1||Mobile communication system, control device, base station device, system control method and device control method for data communication using fixed or variable length data size|
|3||EP2472988B1||Accelerating restoration of communication services upon MME restarting|
|5||GB2389752B||Mobile telecommunications system|