458 assignees abandoned applications after facing 102 type rejection based on Panasonic patents

While analyzing the monetization potential of Panasonic’s patent portfolio, we found that 9400+ assignees were given rejections based on their patents. But a question that was bugging my mind was how many of these rejections were actually 102 rejections (where identified prior art matches each and every element of a patent application’s claim). 

With this question in mind, we wanted to understand which competitors of Panasonic were working on similar technologies and which of them were actually getting blocked by them.

To get the required answers we took help from our proprietary tool BOS and found that a total of 2081 assignees were given 102 rejections based on Panasonic’s patents.

The table below provides a list of the top 10 assignees who got the most number of 102 rejections based on Panasonic patents.

AssigneeNumber of 102 RejectionsApplications blocked by 102 rejection
Samsung Electronics499400
Sony Corporation361280
Canon242195
Samsung Display237181
Sanyo Electric Co180141
Qualcomm173131
Sharp166137
Toshiba162130
Samsung SDI Co156119
LG Electronics126114

Which assignees abandoned their applications right after a 102 rejection?

It would be interesting to see which assignees/competitors abandoned their applications right after a 102 rejection was given.

Again, BOS came in handy here. It showed that a total of 458 assignees abandoned their applications right after 102 rejection was given to them.

The below chart provides the list of the top 10 assignees who abandoned their applications right after a 102 rejection was given to them based on Panasonic patents:

AssigneeApplications abandoned after 102 rejection
Sanyo Electric Co49
Toshiba42
Samsung Electronics42
Sharp39
Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co37
Sony Corporation33
Hon Hai Precision Industry16
Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute15
Epson 15
Samsung Display Co13

Following are the technology centers that got most rejections based on Panasonic’s patents:

AssigneeTechnology centers which got most Rejections
Sanyo Electric Co1. Cable and Television
2. Fuel Cells, Battery, Flammable Gas, Solar Cells, Liquid Crystal Compositions
3. Electrical Circuits and Systems
Toshiba1. Recording and Compression
2. Telecommunications: Analog Radio Telephone; Satellite and Power Control; Transceivers, Measuring and Testing; Bluetooth; Receivers and Transmitters; Equipment Details
3. Food, Analytical Chemistry, Sterilization, Biochemistry, Electro-chemistry
4. Selective Visual Display Systems
Samsung Electronics1. Semiconductors/Memory
2. Computer Error Control, Reliability, & Control Systems
3. Cryptography and Security
4. Selective Visual Display Systems

The above analysis is sourced from our tool, BOS. Some of our clients use it to identify IP monetization or licensing opportunities.

Updated on March 10, 2021

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