Toshiba has a total of 622,506 granted patents and 1,634,272 patent applications distributed into 1,349,900 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets for Toshiba are Japan, USA and Germany. The main technology areas are semiconductor devices; electric solid state devices, electric digital data processing and information storage based on relative movement between record carrier and transducer.
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 1,118,315 patents.
USA comes in 2nd with a total of 208,798 patents.
Germany rounds up the top 3 with a total of 172,997 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 important patents in this industry.
|1||CN100508609C||Moving picture decoding method and device|
|2||EP1414245B1||MOVING PICTURE CODING METHOD AND DEVICE|
|3||EP1750451B1||Picture decoding method|
|4||US6549721||Information storage medium and information recording/playback system|