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Technology Profile: LED

Updated Time: 15 Nov 2018

There are a total of 7,352,727 individual patents related to LED technology globally. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are the United States, the European Patent Office and China. The top companies who own patents concerning LEDs are Canon, Samsung and Panasonic.

2,375,535 Active Patents

4,809,954 Grants

5,465,202 Applications

A majority of patent applications concerning LED have been filed and granted in the last 20 years. There are currently 2,375,535 active patents related to LEDs.

Key Technologies

Top 10 technology areas that LED related patents fall into, with the size of the box corresponding to the number of patents.

Influential Patents

The ranking below shows the top 5 patents for LEDs that have been cited most frequently by other patents. It indicates which patents are more prolific and have had their technology built upon by others.

Geographic Prominence

The geographic map below shows the breakdown of patents related to LEDs across different jurisdictions. It indicates the markets where the technology is being commercialised.


Patent Owners

The graph below shows the top companies and individuals and the number of patents they own related to LEDs.

Research Funding

The chart below shows the number of projects and level of research funding related to LED technology over the past 5 years.

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