We monitored patent publications of Panasonic for the past 20 years at the USPTO. Its patent portfolio shows that they have their footprints in 68 different technology areas ranging from Semiconductor/Memory to Graphic User Interface and Document Processing.
Below are the top technology areas of their interest –
|Technology Areas||Number of Applications|
|Selective Visual Display Systems||3223|
|Electrical Circuits and Systems||2231|
|Graphic User Interface and Document Processing||2067|
|Electronic and Commerce||1845|
Since they have patents covering a wide array of technologies so we thought why not check which type of companies are getting blocked by these patents.
Refer to the table below for more information:
|Number of Blocked Assignee||6058|
|Number of publications monitored||40846|
|Publications involved in rejections||15528|
|Number of 102/103 rejections||60455|
Which assignees faced the most rejections?
Interestingly, ~60000 rejections (102/103) were given based on Panasonic’s patents. It would be even more interesting to see which companies are getting rejections based on Panasonic’s patents.
The below chart shows the top competitors which get maximum rejections because of Panasonic’s patents.
|Assignee||Applications Blocked||102 Rejections|
|Samsung SDI Co||356||156|
|BOE Technology Group||277||85|
We used our proprietary tool BOS to track which assignee were getting blocked by Panasonic’s patents.