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 Area||Number of Applications|
|Selective Visual Display Systems||5182|
|Electrical Circuits and Systems||3848|
|Computer Graphic Processing, 3D Animation, Display Color Attribute, Object Processing, Hardware and Memory||3600|
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 assignees||9499|
|Number of publications monitored||57536|
|Publications involved in rejections||24425|
|Number of 102/103 rejections||107383|
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.
|Assignee||Applications Blocked||102 Rejections|
|Boe technology group co||422||136|
|Murata manufacturing co, ltd||378||133|