NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012NFC Patent Report (Part 1)Using PatSeer to Search for Innovation arou...
NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Near Field Communication - Overview• Near Field Communication technol...
NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Searching for Innovation around NFCUsing PatSeer as our database a se...
NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Searching for Innovation around NFC – Contd.Increase relevance of res...
NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012NOTE: Depending on the context, some of the patent analysis were done...
NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Publication Trend• Chart shows the publication trend for Near Field C...
NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Key Companies – By Unique Publications• The chart shows top 15 compan...
NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Key Companies – By Unique Families• The chart shows top 15 companies ...
NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Priority Country Map – Where is research being done ?• The map shows ...
NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Where are researching teams of key companies located ?• The chart sho...
NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Publication Trend For Key Companies over Last 10 yearssampled over 3 ...
NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Company vs IPC• Chart shows prominent companies across IPC Main Class...
NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Portfolio Legal Status for Top 5 CompaniesRIM has no expired/rejected...
NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Top Inventors and the companies they work for
NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Trends Across US Publications• The below chart shows key US Class tre...
NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012PatSeer OverviewCoverage 30 million+ full text records of 11 countri...
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Patent Analysis Report on NFC

  1. 1. NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012NFC Patent Report (Part 1)Using PatSeer to Search for Innovation around NFC (Near FieldCommunication) and to look at various trends acrossCompanies, Inventors and their research
  2. 2. NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Near Field Communication - Overview• Near Field Communication technology is a contactlessshort-range communication similar to RFID technology.Based on the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), ituses magnetic field induction to enable communicationbetween electronic devices. It is a lower frequencytechnology primarily designed to carry out basiccommunication amongst devices and it operates at thefrequency of 13.56 MHz accessible from a maximumdistance of about 10 cm. With NFC technology,communication occurs when an NFC- compatible deviceis brought within a few centimeters of another NFCdevice or an NFC tag.• As a short-range wireless connectivity technology, NFCoffers secure and intuitive communication betweenelectronic devices. Users of NFC-enabled devices cansimply point or touch their devices to other NFC-enabledelements in the environment to communicate with them,making application and data usage easy and convenient.As a result, NFC technology opens up exciting newusage scenarios for mobile devices.
  3. 3. NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Searching for Innovation around NFCUsing PatSeer as our database a sequence of steps was used to create our search query. Since, in PatSeer records are not grouped byfamilies by default we searched individual records first and further collapsed them by one member per Family or by Patents andApplications. The publications included in the report are updated as of 30th October, 2012The table below shows sequence of steps we followed. We started with a combination of keywords and finally combined it with relevantIPC Classes to restrict the result set to relevant records.SearchStepsSearch Queries Results1. TAC:(NFC OR ("near field communication*"~3))6989Searched online sources (NFC Journals/portals/Wikipedia and other relevant sites) to come up with related terms2.(TAC:((NFC OR ("near field communication*"~3))AND("NRZ cod*" OR (manchester AND ("(cod* OR encod*)"~2)) OR "modified miller") OR (("peer peer"~2) OR "cardemulation")))6791After reviewing few results esp. from older publications, we came across some similar but irrelevant terms which we thenexcluded from full text using NOT operator.3.(TAC:((NFC OR ("near field communication*"~3))AND("NRZ cod*" OR (manchester AND ("(cod* or encod*)"~2)) OR "modified miller") OR (("peer peer"~2) OR "cardemulation")))NOTTACD:("nanofibrillated cellulose" OR "nanofibrillar cellulose" OR "near frictionless carbon" OR "national flag card"OR "NLC" OR "NFC/2M" or "number of flag*" or "NFC 32*" OR "frequenc* nfc"~5 OR "need from child" OR "nearfield coupling" OR "nano frib*"~1 OR NTSC OR "network flow communication" OR "1/2NFC")6040Contd…
  4. 4. NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Searching for Innovation around NFC – Contd.Increase relevance of results by restricting it to the main IPC classes for NFC and its applications.4.(TAC:((NFC OR ("near field communication*"~3))AND("NRZ cod*" OR (manchester AND ("(cod* or encod*)"~2)) OR "modified miller") OR (("peer peer"~2) OR "card emulation")))NOTTACD:("nanofibrillated cellulose" OR "nanofibrillar cellulose" OR "near frictionless carbon" OR "national flag card" OR "NLC"OR "NFC/2M" or "number of flag*" or "NFC 32*" OR "frequenc* nfc"~5 OR "need from child" OR "near field coupling" OR"nano frib*"~1 OR NTSC OR "network flow communication" OR "1/2NFC")ANDIC:(H04* OR G06*)4911Ran, deduplication by Patent-Application to remove duplicates from result list and get count of Unique Records5.(TAC:((NFC OR ("near field communication*"~3))AND("NRZ cod*" OR (manchester AND ("(cod* or encod*)"~2)) OR "modified miller") OR (("peer peer"~2) OR "card emulation")))NOTTACD:("nanofibrillated cellulose" OR "nanofibrillar cellulose" OR "near frictionless carbon" OR "national flag card" OR "NLC"OR "NFC/2M" or "number of flag*" or "NFC 32*" OR "frequenc* nfc"~5 OR "need from child" OR "near field coupling" OR"nano frib*"~1 OR NTSC OR "network flow communication" OR "1/2NFC")ANDIC:(H04* OR G06*)4572(UniqueRecords)Collapsed Results by 1 member per Family to get count of Unique Families6.(TAC:((NFC OR ("near field communication*"~3))AND("NRZ cod*" OR (manchester AND ("(cod* or encod*)"~2)) OR "modified miller") OR (("peer peer"~2) OR "card emulation")))NOTTACD:("nanofibrillated cellulose" OR "nanofibrillar cellulose" OR "near frictionless carbon" OR "national flag card" OR "NLC"OR "NFC/2M" or "number of flag*" or "NFC 32*" OR "frequenc* nfc"~5 OR "need from child" OR "near field coupling" OR"nano frib*"~1 OR NTSC OR "network flow communication" OR "1/2NFC")ANDIC:(H04* OR G06*)2733(UniqueFamilies)
  5. 5. NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012NOTE: Depending on the context, some of the patent analysis were done on UniquePublications (After deduplicating patents and applications from result set) and others wererun on Unique Families (After collapsing by one member per Family). All of the followingcharts, heatmaps and tables were generated on PatSeer itself.NFC Patents Trends
  6. 6. NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Publication Trend• Chart shows the publication trend for Near Field Communication in the last 30 years• Number of publications have been increasing steadily YoY with maximum rate ofincrease in the last 5-6 years
  7. 7. NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Key Companies – By Unique Publications• The chart shows top 15 companies by unique publications• Sony has the maximum number of publications followed by NXP and RIM.
  8. 8. NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Key Companies – By Unique Families• The chart shows top 15 companies by number of Unique Families• RIM is at the top followed by Sony although Sony had more number of Unique publications.• Apple hasnt focused much on NFC and so its portfolio is ranked 13th in terms of number of unique families
  9. 9. NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Priority Country Map – Where is research being done ?• The map shows the geographical distribution of research activity on NFC.• Maximum filings are being done from US followed by China, Korea, France and Japan.
  10. 10. NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Where are researching teams of key companies located ?• The chart shows leading companies across major patenting authorities priority wise• Samsung has NFC research being done in both Korea and India
  11. 11. NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Publication Trend For Key Companies over Last 10 yearssampled over 3 year intervals• There’s been a rapid increase in number of publications for Research in Motion Ltd in last 3years while everyone else has seen a drop in publications.
  12. 12. NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Company vs IPC• Chart shows prominent companies across IPC Main Class. The values represent Unique Families• Companies focused more on Application using NFC as an enabling technology include FirstData Corp, RIM,Apple, Korea Telecom (KT Corp), Mircosoft and Nokia.CLASS DESCRIPTIONSH04B: TRANSMISSIONG06Q: DATA PROCESSINGSYSTEMS OR METHODS,SPECIALLY ADAPTED FORADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL,FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL,SUPERVISORY ORFORECASTING PURPOSES;SYSTEMS OR METHODSSPECIALLY ADAPTED FORADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL,FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL,SUPERVISORY ORFORECASTING PURPOSES, NOTOTHERWISE PROVIDED FORG06K: RECOGNITION OF DATA;PRESENTATION OF DATA;RECORD CARRIERSG06F: ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATAPROCESSINGH04L: TRANSMISSION OFDIGITAL INFORMATIONH04W: WIRELESSCOMMUNICATION NETWORKSH04M: TELEPHONICCOMMUNICATIONH04Q: SELECTINGG07F: COIN-FREED OR LIKEAPPARATUSH04N: PICTORIALCOMMUNICATION
  13. 13. NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Portfolio Legal Status for Top 5 CompaniesRIM has no expired/rejected or withdrawn /surrendered patents within its portfolio whereasNXP has most number of expired/rejected patents• Samsung hasthe most numberof withdrawn/surrenderedrecords
  14. 14. NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Top Inventors and the companies they work for
  15. 15. NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Trends Across US Publications• The below chart shows key US Class trends over unique US publications in last 10 years• NFC Applications such as Payments and Ticketing fall under 705 class and are showing the maximum rate ofgrowth.
  16. 16. NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012PatSeer OverviewCoverage 30 million+ full text records of 11 countries and 60 million+ biblio records covering 95 + countries PDFs, Front Page Images, Mosaics, Simple/Extended Families, Bwd/Fwd Citations and more New publications updated the same weekSearch Search full-text in Original Language and English. (English title and abstract taken from equivalent family memberwhere not available) Legal Status Search enhancements include date range, Event, Event Country (Incl. Designated Country Codeevents for EP,WO) No compromise on search techniques –Proximity, complex Boolean with proximity, command line searching,wildcards, truncationSearch Aids Normalized Assignee Names for Top 3000 companies Looking up Matching Assignee /Inventor names Semantic Search Suggester Integrated Corporate Tree for 2500 companies Search History, Saved Searches and AlertsSearch Result Handling Collapse results by family or de-duplicate Patent and Applications from results Multiple Views (Tabular/Standard/Standard+Family), Custom View, Detailed Record View Multiple Detailed view of a records can be opened in separate window tabs to allow for easy comparisonAnalysis Analyze search results via charts (column/line/pie/area/bubble/heatmap/geographical map) Unique Chart Layering technology allows for Multi and Cross Dimensional chartingExports Export upto 20K records at a time in Word/Excel/CSV format Charts can be also included in Word and Excel exportsProjects Save and analyze upto 50K records in a project Custom Fields, Hierarchical Categories, Comments, Flags, Scoring Patent Dashlets™ - A different dashboard for each collaborating member
  17. 17. NFC Patent Report using PatSeer – Part 1 Nov 28, 2012Thank you !In Next Part of this Report we save all the NFCresults to a project in PatSeer, generate variouscategories over them and further analyze them fordeeper insights.www.patseer.comFor any questions and enquires please mail us at sales@patseer.com© 2012 Gridlogics Technologies Pvt Ltd

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