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Optics, Audio-Visual Technology, Computer Technology, and Telecommunications are the Most Important AR Head-mounted Device Patent Fields: MIC
October 14, 2016


This research used data mining techniques to analyze 933 patents related to augmented reality head-mounted display devices and applied to USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) during January 1, 1996 and January 15, 2016. Most of the assignees' patents concentrated in the following sectors: Electronic Engineering (50.2%), Apparatus (15.3%), Mechanical Engineering (1.7%), Chemistry (1.3%), and others (1.0%), according to MIC (Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute), a Taipei-based IT research institute.

AR Head-Mounted Display Patents by Sector

Source: MIC, October 2016

"By field, the majority of the patents were related to Optics (38.3%), followed by Audio-visual technology (23.2%), Computer technology (15.7%), Telecommunications (9.8%), Measurement (3.2%), Control (2.9%), and Medical technology (1.4%)," says David Chen, senior analyst with MIC.

To see more about this report, please visit: Augmented Reality: Patent Analysis of Head-Mounted Display Devices

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Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC), based in Taipei, Taiwan, was founded in 1987. MIC is Taiwan's premier IT industry research and consulting firm providing intelligence, in-depth analysis, and strategic consulting services on global IT product and technology trends, focusing on markets and industries in Asia-Pacific. MIC is part of the Institute for Information Industry.