Ricoh has a total of 41,449 granted patents and 195,675 patent applications distributed into 173,148 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets for Ricoh are Japan, USA and European Patent Office. The main technology areas are electrography; electrophotography; magnetography, pictorial communication and typewriters; selective printing mechanisms.
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 173,200 patents.
USA comes in 2nd with a total of 23,417 patents.
European Patent Office rounds up the top 3 with a total of 5,397 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||CA2782610A1||INFORMATION STORAGE DEVICE, REMOVABLE DEVICE, DEVELOPER CONTAINER, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS|
|2||TW201426211A||Toner container and image forming device|
|3||US7050384||Data management information obtaining method for obtaining data management information including information concerning part of data areas as information concerning a pseudo area|
|4||US6918003||Information reproducing apparatus, data management information obtaining method, data management information obtaining program, and storage medium|
|5||EP1701220B1||TONER AND DEVELOPER, TONER CHARGED CONTAINER, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF IMAGE FORMING|