What Did The Patent Landscape of Sony Look Like?
Sony Group Corporation, commonly known as Sony, is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It was established on May 7, 1946, by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita as Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corp. The company has since grown into a global powerhouse, with operations in electronics, gaming, entertainment, and financial services, among others
Sony’s market capitalization stands at approximately $134 billion USD, making it one of the largest corporations in the world. United States of America is where Sony has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Japan and China and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Sony is USA & Japan.
Sony has a total of 209920 patents globally. Out of 209920 patents, 9720 patents are active.
Have a look at some of the most well-known patents held by Sony that we have covered in this article. You can also get information on Sony’s patents, the global patent filing activity country wise, its historical patent filing trends, and many more statistics regarding Sony’s patent portfolio.
Patent-Application Success Trend Year Wise in Sony
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 Sony
Simple Legal Status
Count of Publications
Technology Domain-wise Patent Trend in Sony
The chart above distributes patents filed till 2021 in Sony 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 Publications In The Domain With Their Forward Citation Frequency
The table below depicts the patents with most number of forward citations. These patents are likely to be the source of advancement in the domain and can be considered as valuable and core inventions.
Year Wise Break Down
Count of Citing Patents
Who Were The Leading Patent Filers Countries Till 2021 In Sony?
IPC Classification Wise Patent Trend In Sony
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.
Number of Applications
Number of Granted
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION (H04N)
INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER (G11B)
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (H01L)
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (G06F)
TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (H04L)
IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL (G06T)
OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02B)
ARRANGEMENTS OR CIRCUITS FOR CONTROL OF INDICATING DEVICES USING STATIC MEANS TO PRESENT VARIABLE INFORMATION (G09G)
DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS (G02F)
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