In an international tender, the EU Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition selected LexisNexis® PatentSight® and its business intelligence analytics software as the patent data and patent analytics provider.
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Last Friday AMS announced that it finally acquired more than 55% of Osram’s shares taking a crucial step in acquiring one of Germany’s most known companies. Osram Licht AG is a multinational lighting manufacturer headquartered in Munich offering innovative and sustainable lighting solutions. AMS AG designs and manufactures advanced sensor solutions. With the acquisition of Osram, AMS wants to create a world class photonics and sensors champion.
Beside these eager plans and AMS growing rapidly in the last years, there is skepticism that AMS, which is merely a third of the size of its takeover target, would not be able to manage a global company like Osram. The size difference between the merging companies is also visible looking at the patent portfolios, which we will be taking a closer look at, in this blogpost.
As reported by Reuters on 24th October 2019, Tesla shares gained 17% last week, as the company managed to achieve their targeted profits for the quarter. Due to this gain, Tesla’s market capitalization crossed that of General Motors', a legacy manufacturer in the automotive industry. As explained in the report, this sudden increase in profits for Tesla were mainly due to the increased demand for the Tesla cars. This news clearly highlights the trend that the automotive customer’s affinity has shifted from the conventional combustion engine vehicles towards the more technologically advanced electric vehicles. Tesla being a pioneer in this segment has been hailed as the driving force behind this shift. On the heels of this news, we think it is of utmost importance that investors study the patent portfolios of these companies to understand where, how and by how much the two automotive technology developers differ from each other.
We performed the following analysis using our patented patent data analytics software, LexisNexis® PatentSight®. By selecting the portfolios of the two owners and using a variety of available charts and tables to draw insights from, we compared the portfolios of these innovation leaders to find answers to the questions we asked in the previous section. Read on to learn how Tesla was able to achieve this success based on the quality of the technology that they own.
In this final e-Mobility update, along with sharing some more findings about our analysis of the electric mobility industry, we also decided to show off some more of our software’s data visualization capabilities. The charts below depict the portfolio trends and strengths of the Top 20 players in e-Mobility from various qualitative and quantitative perspectives. For e.g. in the Quantity vs. Quality Chart you can see how the current portfolios of these top players match against each other. Whereas, on the Patent Asset Index™ trend chart we see how their portfolios have evolved, in terms of overall quality, over the past decades. We conclude this deep-dive into ‘e-Mobility’ with a bonus section which gives you a sneak peek into one of our award-winning software’s coolest features.
In the past weeks, we have learned who the main players (Top 20 patent owners) are, in terms of portfolio size, among firms developing e-Mobility technologies. We further ranked this group of innovators based on the size of their portfolios, number of active patents in their portfolio and also according to the legal status of active patents owned. What we haven’t looked at so far, is a comparison of these companies on the basis of the quality of their portfolios.
Therefore, in this edition of #eMobility updates, we rank the firms that are developing e-Mobility technologies, based on portfolio strength as measured by their portfolio’s Patent Asset Index™.
Having seen in all of our previous blog posts on e-Mobility that more information is always better than little information, let’s take a look at the Top 20 patent owners in e-Mobility based on the distribution of ‘In force’ and ‘Pending’ patents within their 'Active' portfolio in e-Mobility technologies. Our previous post in this series discussed how these players ranked, in terms of their ‘Active’ patent portfolio in this technology. This week, we emphasize the importance of accurate legal status information, by differentiating Active patents into ‘In force’ and ‘Pending’.
Having already seen a bird’s eye view of the technology field of e-Mobility and having understood why accurate ownership information is important when conducting patent analytics, we now want to show you how precise and up-to-date legal status information of the patents being analysed is important to get a transparent view of any competitive technology landscape. In this blogpost, we compare the same Top 20 companies from the previous posts in this series, only this time we consider the legal status of the patents owned by them.
The payment card industry (PCI) encompasses organizations and institutions that store, process and transmit cardholder data, with major brands such as American Express, Mastercard Inc, Visa Inc and others. In this blog post, we provide insights into the competitive environment of the PCI with a focus on American Express, with regard to patent holdings. Using our industry-proven, scientifically validated Patent Asset Index™, we find that the company has fallen behind its competitors despite a constant patent portfolio development.
Last week, we kicked off our Automotive Industry updates with a bird’s eye view of the technology field of e-Mobility, focusing mainly on the portfolio development in this field over the last few decades. This week, in e-Mobility updates, the LexisNexis® PatentSight® team brings you a comparative view of the top 20 patent owners in the field, with a twist.
Since 2010 Amazon has grown its patent portfolio from less than 1,000 active patents in 2010 to nearly 10,000 in 2019, a ten-fold increase in less than a decade.
Amazon heavily cites Microsoft, IBM, and Alphabet, with 39%, 32% and 28% of Amazon’s total Patent Asset Index
Amazon’s patent portfolio is dominated by Cloud Computing, with the majority of the patents contributing to AWS’ current and future services roadmap. AWS achieved 41% year-over-year revenue growth in the latest fiscal quarter, reaching $7.6B in revenue.