Featured Assignee: Samsung Electronics

In recent years, there has been a high patenting activity at Samsung Electronics. The increase in patent publication occurred in 2010, when the company published 11,746 patents which lead to higher publication in the subsequent years. As of the date of this report, their US portfolio consists of 139,555 patents.

The company's most influential patent is the 'Methods for forming liquid crystal displays including thin film transistors and gate pads having a particular structure' (US 5731856), granted in 1998 for Dong Gyu Kim. However, in the last ten years, it is the patent 'Phase-change memory devices with a self-heater structure' (US 6894305) granted in 2005 for Ji hye Yi that has been cited the most.

The top five technology areas account for 19.15% of all recent patent allocations. This indicates a low degree of specialization in the technology profile. The top filing technology class is H01L (semiconducter devices; electric solid state devices) and it accounts for 6.84% of the recent US 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 July 2015

US Top 50 Assignees Since 1991

Rank Assignee Name
1 International Business Machines Corporation
2 Samsung Electronics
3 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
4 Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
5 Sony Corporation
6 Microsoft Corporation
7 Fujitsu
8 Hitachi
9 General Electric Company
10 Seiko Epson Corporation
11 Matsushita Electric Industrial
12 Micron Technology
13 LG Electronics
14 Hon Hai Precision
15 Intel Corporation
16 NEC Corporation
17 Xerox Corporation
18 Panasonic Corporation
19 Koninklijke Philips Electronics
20 Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
21 Texas Instruments Incorporated
22 Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
23 Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
24 Motorola
25 Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
26 Hewlett Packard Development Company
27 Eastman Kodak Company
28 Ricoh Company
29 Robert Bosch
30 Fuji Photo Film
31 Honda Motor
32 Semiconductor Energy Laboratory
33 Honeywell International
34 Denso Corporation
35 Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
36 Nokia Corporation
37 QUALCOMM Incorporated
38 Broadcom Corporation
39 Fuji Xerox
40 Apple
41 Cisco Technology
42 Sanyo Electric
43 Infineon Technologies
44 3M Innovative Properties Company
45 The Procter & Gamble Company
46 The Boeing Company
47 Ford Global Technologies
48 Applied Materials
49 Advanced Micro Devices
50 Industrial Technology Research Institute
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