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The Patent Scorecard™ 2008 – Electronics & Instruments

By Scott Oldach and Nick Stabinsky of Patent Board™

The Electronics & Instruments industry represents companies involved with electronic and display components as well as non-medical scientific instruments and laboratory equipment.  Devices involving sensors, test and measurements, personal security, bar code scanners and microscopes are a sample of what is encompassed in this industry.

Electronics & Instruments companies account for 8% of all patents in the Patent Scorecard.  Hon Hai Precision Industries (Taipei, Taiwan) continues to be dominant in the Patent Board’s Electronics & Instruments Patent Scorecard, with a Technology Strength™ over two times higher than second ranked Canon Inc.  Hon Hai Precision manufactures computers, consumer electronics, and communications products, including connectors, cable assemblies, enclosures, flat-panel displays, game consoles, motherboards, and servers. 

Four of the Top 10 companies ranked above their five-year Technology Strength™ industry averages including – Hon Hai Precision Industries increased by 30%, Samsung Group (Seoul, South Korea) increased by 29%, Seiko Epson Corporation (Suwa, Nagano, Japan) increased by 9%, and Honeywell Internation...

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