Sharp has a total of 53,670 granted patents and 171,567 patent applications distributed into 129,849 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets for Sharp Corporation are Japan, USA and WIPO(PCT). The main technology areas are semiconductor devices; electric solid state devices, pictorial communication and arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light.
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 119,255 patents.
USA comes in 2nd with a total of 26,317 patents.
WIPO(PCT) rounds up the top 3 with a total of 13,492 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||EP1103840B1||Vertically-aligned (va) liquid crystal display device|
|2||US7450641||Adaptive filtering based upon boundary strength|
|3||EP1773035B1||Foldable cellular telephone incorporating two separate displays and a camera|
|4||EP2124459B1||MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND MOBILE STATION APPARATUS|
|5||US7123655||Method for reduced bit-depth quantization|