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Visualize the patent trends of world's top inventors and companies. With more than 35 millions worldwide patents from US, Europe, PCT, China, Japan, etc. updated weekly and integrated citation data, you can identify the most important patents in the industry.
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Featured Assignee: Samsung Electronics
In recent years, there has been a low patenting activity at Samsung Electronics. The decrease in patent grants occurred in 2009, when the company saw a drop from 33,283 to 14,811 As of the date of this report, their portfolio consists of 283,713 patents.
The company's most influential patent is the 'Digital multiplier employing CMOS transistors' (US5095457), granted in 1992 for Jeong Ho-sun. However, in the last ten years, it is the patent 'Soft handover of a common channel in an asynchronous cdma mobile communication system providing mbms services' (EP1372350) granted in 2003 for Kim Young-Bum et al. that has been cited the most
The top five technology areas account for 53.47% of all recent patent allocations. This indicates a moderate degree of specialization in the technology profile. The top filing technology class is H01L (semiconducter devices; electric solid state devices) and it accounts for 17.94% of the recent patent allocations.
The Top Inventors map shows the number of patents belonging to prolific inventors. These individuals can be expected to have played an important part in the development of technologies in the field by Samsung Electronics. This information may be of particular use to human resource personnel in organizations in the industry.
The Key Counsel map shows the firms (and agents) handling drafting and prosecution work for the patents belonging to Samsung Electronics. These firms have possibly amassed considerable experience and suitable expertise in patent related work originating from the organization. As such, they would be good candidates to engage for patenting work relating to similar fields. Agents and attorney firms can obtain useful information for their competitive intelligence requirements from this map.
Source: Patentmaps.com 20 February 2011
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