Company Profile: NEC

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018

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.

470,450Total Patents

126,167 Grants

439,968 Applications

NEC has a grant to application ratio of 0.287, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 3.487 patent applications.

Nec 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

  • Japan
    Japan

    Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 350,817 patents.

  • USA
    USA

    USA comes in 2nd with a total of 51,252 patents.

  • European Patent Office
    European Patent Office

    European Patent Office rounds up the top 3 with a total of 14,591 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.

NEC Key Technologies

Valuable Patents

The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and core patents in this company's portfolio.

Rank Patent Title
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
4 CA2646183A1 RESOURCE ALLOCATION
5 GB2389752B Mobile telecommunications system