Patent Landscape Of Japan In 2021?

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What did the Patent Landscape of Japan look like in 2021? 

Japan Stats and Insights

This chart shows the number of applications filed and the number of grants from these applications. Grant rate is a good indicator to identify successful applications and the graph helps to understand the progress in the technology area. 

Detailed Patent Portfolio of  in 2021 

 

Publication Type 

Legal Status 

Legal State 

Count

APPLICATION 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

212435 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

84749 

P-REVOKED 

2926 

DEAD 

REJECTED 

10267 

WITHDRAWN 

2926 

ABANDONED 

2926 

REVOKED 

2926 

CEASED 

2926 

EXPIRED 

2926 

NON-PAYMENT 

2926 

PATENT 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

175210 

P-REVOKED 

2926 

DEAD 

ABANDONED 

2926 

REVOKED 

2926 

EXPIRED 

2926 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

2926 

DESIGN 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

28316 

DEAD 

NON-PAYMENT 

2926 

EXPIRED 

2926 

UTILITY MODEL 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

5209 

DEAD 

ABANDONED 

2926 

WITHDRAWN 

2926 

CEASED 

2926 

EXPIRED 

2926 

 Technology Domain wise Patent Trend in Japan in 2021 

Japan Insights and stats

The chart above distributes patents filed in Japan in 2021 on the basis of the technology protected in patents. This helps to understand the most frequently used concepts and the key focus areas in the technology space.

Top players in the domain with their forward citation frequency 

The table below depicts the inventions of the top players in the domain with their forward citation frequency. This helps to understand the strength of the portfolio of top players as players whose patents are most frequently cited have a strong group of core patents in this domain. 

Publication Year 2021 
Citation Count Range 0 – 2 3 – 9 10 – 19 20 – 39 40 – * 
Canon Clusters (Group) 11451 12 
Mitsubishi electric 8960 
Toyota motor 8681 10 
Panasonic 6971 
Denso 4812 
Honda motor 4474 
Sankyo 4370 66 
Sanyo bussan 3833 182 56 
Daiichi shokai 3611 151 24 
Ricoh 3644 

Who were the leading Patent Filers of 2021 in Japan? 

Japan Stats and Insights

IPC Classification wise Patent trend in Japan in 2021 

The table below represents the top 10 market domains according to their IPC classification where inventors believed it was critical to safeguard certain technical inventions. 

IPC Classification 

Number of Applications 

Number of Granted 

% Granted 

CARD, BOARD OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (A63F) 

27193 

8785 

32 

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (H01L) 

27362 

11136 

41 

ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (G06F) 

24123 

10084 

42 

PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (A61K) 

23829 

7593 

32 

SPECIFIC THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITY OF CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS OR MEDICINAL PREPARATIONS (A61P) 

19436 

5756 

30 

PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION (H04N) 

18831 

6878 

37 

DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (G06Q) 

16030 

6097 

38 

INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES (G01N) 

14980 

6023 

40 

DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (A61B) 

14071 

5710 

41 

PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY (H01M) 

13229 

5496 

42 

 

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