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Company Profile: Panasonic

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018

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.

739,439Total Patents

184,366 Grants

690,034 Applications

Panasonic has a grant to application ratio of 0.267, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 3.743 patent applications.


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 is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 541,140 patents.

  • USA

    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.

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 EP1750451B1 Picture decoding method
2 KR1020100017787A DIGITAL CAMERA
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.