Toshiba was founded in 1875 by Tanaka Hisashige and Ichisuke Fujioka and is doing business as an Electrical/Electronic Manufacturer. The Company offers a range of Energy, Social Infrastructure, Electronic Devices, Digital Solutions, and batteries. As of October 2021, Toshiba has a market cap of $18.68 Billion.
Toshiba has a total of 121428 patents globally, out of which 56632 have been granted. Of these 121428 patents, more than 56% patents are active. Japan is where Toshiba has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by USA and China and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Toshiba is Japan. Japan seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Toshiba.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of Toshiba which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Toshiba’s patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Toshiba’s patent portfolio.
How many patents does Toshiba have?
Toshiba has a total of 121428 patents globally. These patents belong to 71042 unique patent families. Out of 121428 patents, 68319 patents are active.
How many Toshiba patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Toshiba File Every Year?
Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.
How Many Patents did Toshiba File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Toshiba Filed Patents
|United States Of America||26896|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||261|
|Gulf Cooperation Council||6|
|Eurasian Patent Organization||5|
Where are Research Centers of Toshiba Patents Located?
10 Best Toshiba Patents
US20130162198A1 is the most popular patent in the Toshiba portfolio. It has received 502 citations so far from companies like Ethicon Llc and Cilag Gmbh.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Toshiba:
|Publication Number||Title||Citation Count|
|US20130162198A1||Information Processing Apparatus And Control Method||502|
|US20110284946A1||Semiconductor Memory And Method For Manufacturing Same||275|
|US20120161544A1||Wireless Power Transmission Device And Power Receiving Device||215|
|US20120191900A1||Memory Management Device||215|
|WO2011061821A1||Wireless Power Transmission Device||197|
|US20130082274A1||Light-Emitting Devices Having Dislocation Density Maintaining Buffer Layers||181|
|US20160026394A1||Image Processing Device, Data Accessing Method, And Computer Program Product||163|
|US8762145B2||Voice Recognition Apparatus||162|
|US8710580B2||Semiconductor Device And Method Of Manufacturing The Same||161|
Which Companies are using Toshiba Patents to Advance their Research?
If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.
The top citing companies of the Toshiba patent portfolio are Samsung, Canon and Sony.
List of the top forward citing Companies –
|Company||Number of Patents|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Toshiba Patents
Top Toshiba Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of Toshiba US Patent Applications were Granted?
Toshiba (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 61419 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 42696 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 71.06%.
Below are the key stats of Toshiba patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Toshiba?
|Law Firm||Total Application||Success Rate|
|Oblon Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt||21143||78.10%|
|Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner||7911||73.24%|
|Amin Turocy & Watson||3436||59.44%|
|Foley & Lardner||3201||80.19%|
|Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear||2893||44.93%|
|Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman||2804||52.32%|
|Kim & Stewart||1646||65.19%|
|White & Case||1511||69.62%|
|Womble Bond Dickinson||1308||31.91%|
|Holtz Holtz & Volek||1293||65.12%|
Toshiba had a long history of being a technology trailblazer. To obtain a competitive advantage over its competitors, the company is pursuing an innovation strategy centered on the development of high-tech industry advances, with electronics as its primary focus. Simultaneously, the company concentrates on innovations that enable it to lead the industry and outperform its competitors in the field of advanced technology. The company’s concentration on the high-tech sector and inventions helped it achieve significant market and business development success.
The Toshiba Innovation Center is where amazing ideas come to life. Business thrives on innovation, which is why Toshiba Innovation Centre works tirelessly to answer any inquiries about current and future technologies, making it easier for everyone to incorporate them into their creations. Come on let’s take a look at what’s cooking inside the Toshiba R&D division.
What are Toshiba‘s key innovation segments? What can you expect next??
What Technologies are Covered by Toshiba Patents?
The chart below distributes patents filed by Toshiba in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Toshiba thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.
R&D Focus: How Toshiba Research Focus Changed Over the Years?
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