Sony has a total of 132,882 granted patents and 316,554 patent applications distributed into 203,164 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets for Sony are Japan, USA and European Patent Office. The main technology areas are pictorial communication, information storage based on relative movement between record carrier and transducer and semiconductor devices; electric solid state devices.
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 173,587 patents.
USA comes in 2nd with a total of 63,125 patents.
European Patent Office rounds up the top 3 with a total of 25,017 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||US20110202530A1||Information processing device, method and program|
|2||US20110239004A1||MEMORY DEVICE, HOST DEVICE, AND MEMORY SYSTEM|
|3||AU2008230048B2||Data processing apparatus and method|
|4||GB2454193B||Data processing apparatus and method|
|5||CA2377690C||INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS, PROGRAM AND RECORDING MEDIUM|