Panasonic has a total of 184,366 granted patents and 690,034 patent applications distributed into 565,672 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets for Panasonic are Japan, USA and WIPO(PCT). The main technology areas are semiconductor devices; electric solid state devices, information storage based on relative movement between record carrier and transducer 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.
Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 541,140 patents.
USA comes in 2nd with a total of 62,655 patents.
WIPO(PCT) rounds up the top 3 with a total of 32,386 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||EP1750451B1||Picture decoding method|
|3||CN100576898C||Recording method, reproduction device and reproduction method|
|4||CN100515083C||Motion vector encoding method and motion vector decoding method|
|5||EP2259582B1||Reproduction apparatus, reproduction method, recording medium, recording apparatus and recording method.|