This report is an update of Technology Insight Report on Graphene prepared in 2013 and is prepared following a noticeable increase in research activities around Graphene.
This report categorizes and graphically analyzes graphene technologies. It is clear from the patenting trends in graphene-related patents and company portfolio and activity, that this is a rapidly emerging research-based area of technology. Looking at the trends in the classification of patents, this technology is now finding application in a diverse range of technological areas.
Graphene-related technologies are classified in a diverse range of places in the IPC and though the majority of sub-groups relate to the chemistry and processing of graphene, there are a significant and diverse range of application-specific classifications applied. Varying research strategies of the applicants are evident from the patent collaborations; Samsung exhibits a reasonable amount of collaboration, whilst other top applicants show none. The different nature of the top applicants is further highlighted by the technology landscape which reveals that, in contrast to the specialism evident from most applicants, Samsung is active in a very diverse range of graphene-related technology.
China has emerged as leader (in the last five years) in terms of manufacturing as well as applications of graphene.
Technical Segmentation (Patent Categories)
PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES APPLICATIONS FORMS OF GRAPHENE Adhesive Tape Atomic Force Microscopy 3D Carbon Dioxide Reduction Automobiles Bilayer Centrifugation Aviation Chemical Modification Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) Bioimaging Graphite Oxide Cold wall Bone Tissue Engineering Gyroid Electrochemical Synthesis Calayst Ligand Epitaxial Growth Composite Materials Monolayer sheets Exfoliation Conductive Ink Graphite Oxide Reduction Coolant Nanocoil Immiscible Liquids Defence Nanoribbons Intercalation Electromagnetic Shielding Pillared Ion Implantation Electronic Body Parts Platelets Laser Electronics Quantum Dots Metal Substrates
Electrophoretic Deposition Superlattice Microwave-assisted Oxidation Energy Storage Molten Salts Environmental Nanotube Slicing Light Processing Pyrolysis Lubricants Roll-to-roll Medical Shearing Nanoantennas Sonication Nanoimprint Lithography Spin Coating Optical Electronics Supersonic Spray Optical Lens Paints Plasmonics Printers Radio Wave Absorption Redox Sensors Sports Textile Thermal Management Thermoplastics Transducers
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The chart shows filing trends in Graphene during the last 15 years. Maximum number of patent applications (6974) taking/having priority were filed during 2015.
A sudden rise in patent filing activity in the domain of graphene during years 2013-15 indicates widespread interest in the given technology domain.
It’s clear the current activity around these technologies is likely to continue seeing more innovation in the near future.
The chart below represents top companies active in graphene technology.
Research activity around world
The map below represents the geographical filing relating to Graphene. The map helps provide an indication of where innovation in this area is originating. It can be seen that 56% of total graphene landscape originate from China followed by Korea (3550) and US (2963). The strength of the coloring represents the proportion of patent applications.
Table of Contents
- Patent Search Results
- Technical segmentation (Patent Categories)
- Publication/ Filing Trend
- Key Players
- Detailed company analysis
- Competitive Landscape
- Company Vs. Technology and various trends across technologies
- Identify gaps in research & development
- Determine what other technologies competitors are working on
- Competitive Landscape
- Key Patent Analysis
- Citation analysis
- Landscapes: visualize the most densely patented and most sparsely patented technology area
- Key companies in this domain
- Geographical Analysis (Markets-China, Korea, US)
- Summary & conclusion
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