Patent Applications of the Flexible Wearable Computer Industry, 3Q 2014
This research report presents the recent quarter review of the patent applications in the flexible wearable computer industry. The report, which is based on the survey of USPTO database, includes patent application volume—both overall and by assignee country, assignee rankings, IPC rankings, and USPC rankings. The report finds that the industry's patent applications reached 484 in the third quarter of 2014, up 12.8% year on year, with 77.4% of the applications coming from US companies. In particular, Samsung fell to the fourth place, surpassed by BodyMedia, AliphCom, and Hello Inc. It is observed that personal healthcare monitoring remains the mainstream application of flexible wearable computers.