Patent Applications of the Flexible Wearable Computer Industry, 2Q 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 arrived at 429 in the second quarter of 2014, up 27.7% year on year, and witnessed a record high in the report's tracking period starting from the first quarter of 2012. A breakdown by assignee origin reveals that the United States, Korea, and Japan dominated over 85% of the applications in this quarter. IPC and USPC rankings both show that the mainstream application of flexible wearable computers continued to fall in the field of personal healthcare monitoring.