This Patent Landscape Report Contactless Payments takes a look at the Intellectual property trends and filings being done by companies and institutions active in this technology area. All charts and analysis in this report have been prepared using PatSeer Pro.
This report is based on search strategy for contactless payments space / technology, after Patent data curation from thousands of records, we come up with representative set of 5384 records (2695 families). Trend analysis based on filing of priority application indicates a gradual increase in number of applications being filed after 2010. Maximum number of patent applications (471) taking/having priority were filed during 2015. MasterCard leads the patent count for contactless payments followed by Visa and Alphabet. Ebay appear to be one of the earliest assignees with filings for contactless payments and one that innovators pursued the longest right till present date. Though there are long gaps in the timeline from the early days, the recent years have continued to see a lot of IP activity. Similarly, First Data Corp & Target have visibly shorter timeline with no new patents since 2015.
Key companies considered for analysis are:
- GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GMBH
- VERIFONE SYSTEM INC
- ON TRACK INNOVATIONS LTD
- HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEM INC
- INGENICO SA
Technical Segmentation (Patent Categories)
Technology Payment Modes Protocols Payment Transaction Models Applications NFC Mobile Host Controller Interface Speedpass Toll Payment RFID Wearable Devices NFC Controller Interface E-Zpass Retailers BLE Smart Cards Peer To Peer Track 1-Track2 Data Restaurants HCE NFC Chips Logical Link Control EMV Parking POS Terminal Data Exchange Format Medical Contactless Payment Terminal Simple NDFE Exchange Key Fobs Contactless Front End
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The chart below shows number of application filed and grants given for contactless payments in the last decade. The chart was generated on overall records (5384 Records).
The filing trend indicates a gradual increase in number of applications being filed after 2010. Maximum number of patent applications (471) taking/having priority were filed during 2015.
The chart below represents top companies active in contactless payment technology and the number of inventions they have in this space.
Research activity around world
The below map represents the geographical filing relating to Contactless Payments. The map helps provide an indication of where innovation in this area is originating.
United States is the leading country in this field with 1162 families followed by Korea (532) and China (463). The strength of the coloring represents the proportion of patent applications.
Patent Search Strategy…4
Technical Segmentation (Patent Categorization)…5
Filing Trend For Top Companies…8
Research Activity Around The World…9
Trend For Various Application Over The Last 20 Years…10
Companies Across Different Types Of Applications…11
Companies Across Different Payment Modes…12
Companies Across Different Protocols For Contactless Payments…13
Companies Across Different Technologies…14
Companies Across Different Payment Transaction Models…15
Applications Across Different Types Of Technologies…16
Where Are Research Teams Of Top Companies Based Their Technology Focus…17
Inventor Groups Of Top Companies For Contactless Payment…18
Technology Landscape For Contactless Payments…19
Citations Analysis For Gemalto…20
Innovations Across Different Technical Segments Of Contactless Payments…23
Key Companies Across Payment Modes…24
Key Companies Summary Report…25
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