Interactive: Patent Power 2016

The technology world’s most valuable patent portfolios

This is an interactive table of 17 industry scorecards with the top 20 companies in each sector. To see an individual industry scorecard, slide the control to select the industry you want.

For an explanation of how the metrics are used to determine how the Pipeline Power score is derived—which takes into account the value rather than the raw quantity of patents in a portfolio—read the sidebar, "Constructing the Patent Power Scorecard"


Below is this year’s interactive table combining 17 industry scorecards with the top 20 companies in each sector. To see an individual scorecard, select that industry from the list on the right, or select multiple sectors as you prefer. In the zoomable map below, companies are plotted by the country in which their headquarters is located. Companies are plotted by the country in which each headquarters are located in the zoomable map below.

For an explanation of how the metrics are used to derive the Pipeline Power score—which takes into account the value rather than the raw quantity of patents in a portfolio—read the sidebar, “Constructing the Patent Power Scorecard.”

Editor's Note: Due to an error, this interactive was originally published with data from an earlier year. This has been corrected.