Panasonic’s patents were used in 107k rejections (102/103 types) since 2008

To find the number of 102/103 type rejections given based on Panasonic patents, we monitored the patent publications of Panasonic for the past 20 years at the USPTO using our proprietary tool BOS (Business Opportunity for Sales).

The BOS tool monitors office actions where a patent examiner used patents of an assignee to give a 102/103 type of rejection. It offers a sales team to zero-down on high licensing potential patents, and license/sell them in a non-aggressive way– you might ask ‘how?’. Click here for that.

Panasonic’s patent portfolio shows that the Japanese electronic manufacturer has its footprints in 47 different technology areas ranging from Semiconductors to Optics. Below are the top technology areas of their interest: 

Technology AreaNumber of Applications
Semiconductors/memory7658
Selective Visual Display Systems5182
Optics4223
Electrical Circuits and Systems3848
Computer Graphic Processing, 3D Animation, Display Color Attribute, Object Processing, Hardware and Memory3600

Since they have patents covering a wide array of technologies, we thought why not check which type of companies are receiving a 102/103 type of rejections based on Panasonic patents. Refer to the table below for more information:

Number of Blocked assignees9499
Number of publications monitored57536
Publications involved in rejections24425
Number of 102/103 rejections107383

Interestingly, ~107,000 rejections (102/103) were given based on Panasonic’s patents. More so, Panasonic has patents covering varying technology areas so it would be even more interesting to see which companies are getting rejections based on Panasonic’s patents.

Which assignees faced the most rejections?

The below chart shows the top 20 competitors which get maximum rejections because of Panasonic’s patents.

AssigneeApplications Blocked102 Rejections
Samsung33601433
Sony1660564
LG1203301
Canon1181350
Toshiba859261
Qualcomm846225
Sharp744246
Fujitsu615163
IBM584126
Apple551150
Epson546200
Toyota508159
Mitsubishi472121
Intel441119
Boe technology group co422136
Japan display382123
Murata manufacturing co, ltd378133
NEC373108
Robert bosch361166
Huawei35479
Updated on March 10, 2021

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