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Company Profile: Sony

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018

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.

355,594Total Patents

132,882 Grants

316,554 Applications

Sony has a grant to application ratio of 0.42, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 2.382 patent applications.

Sony

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 173,587 patents.

  • USA
    USA

    USA comes in 2nd with a total of 63,125 patents.

  • European Patent Office
    European Patent Office

    European Patent Office rounds up the top 3 with a total of 25,017 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 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