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Company Profile: Sharp

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018

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.

188,982Total Patents

53,670 Grants

171,567 Applications

Sharp has a grant to application ratio of 1.245, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 0.804 patent applications.

Sharp Corporation

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 119,255 patents.

  • USA
    USA

    USA comes in 2nd with a total of 26,317 patents.

  • WIPO(PCT)
    WIPO(PCT)

    WIPO(PCT) rounds up the top 3 with a total of 13,492 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 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