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Capacitive Fingerprint Sensors Patent Landscape

  • ID: 3073215
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 94 Pages
  • Knowmade
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • ALPS Electric
  • AuthenTec
  • Egis Technology
  • Himax Technologies
  • Infineon Technologies
  • O-film Technology
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To this date, fingerprint sensing technology is the most reliable and widespread biometric technology and fingerprint sensors are well developed. This patent landscape focuses on fingerprint sensors using capacitive sensing technology. The domain of capacitive fingerprint sensors is closely linked to the development of electronic devices, especially smartphones and the like, and the growing demand for security. Capacitive fingerprint sensors of a new generation have been incorporated in the most recent smartphones of companies like Apple or Samsung. The capacitive fingerprint sensing technologies involve more than 100 different applicants, mainly semiconductor and electronics companies. The main IP holders in the domain are Seiko Epson, AuthenTec, Sony and STMicroelectronics. The pioneer patents on capacitive fingerprint sensing technology are no longer in force and more than 200 granted patents are expected to expire by 2020. However, the number of new patent publications is increasing again since 2012, underlying a new enthusiasm for capacitive fingerprint sensors.

Key features of this report:

The report provides essential patent data for fingerprint sensors of the capacitive type including:
- Time evolution of patent publications and countries of patent filings.
- Current legal status of patents.
-Ranking of main patent applicants.
- Joint developments and IP collaboration network of main patent applicants.
- Key patents.
- Granted patents near expiration.
- Relative strength of main companies IP portfolio.
- Overview of patent litigations
- Capacitive fingerprint sensor IP profiles of 15+ major companies with key patents, partnerships, and IP strength and strategy.
- The report also provides an extensive Excel database with all patents analyzed in the study.

Objectives of this report:

- Understand the IP landscape for capacitive fingerprint sensors.
- Identify key patents.
- Understand trends in capacitive fingerprint sensors IP.
- Identify the major players in  capacitive fingerprint sensors IP and the relative strength of their patent portfolio.
- Identify new players in  capacitive fingerprint sensors IP.
- Identify IP collaboration networks between key players.
- Identify main patent litigations.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • ALPS Electric
  • AuthenTec
  • Egis Technology
  • Himax Technologies
  • Infineon Technologies
  • O-film Technology
  • MORE
Introduction
The Authors
Scope of the Report
Key Features of the Report
Objectives of the Report
Terminology for Patent Analysis
Methodology
Patent Search Strategy
Assignees Mentioned in this Report
Executive Summary
Capacitive Fingerprint Sensors Patent Landscape Overview
Time Evolution of Patent Publications
Countries of Patent Filings
Time Evolution by Country of Filing
Current Legal Status of Patents
Main Patent Applicants Ranking
Time Evolution of Patent Applicants
Main IPC Classes
Time Evolution by IPC
Matrix Applicants / Main IPC
Technology Issues
Countries of Filing for Main Patent Applicants
Mapping of Main Current IP Holders
Mapping of Main Current IP Applicants
Summary of Applicant’s Patent Portfolio
Degree of Specialization in Capacitive Fingerprint Sensors
Leadership of Patent Applicants
Impact Factor of Patent Portfolios
Patent Applicant IP Network
IP Blocking Potential of Applicants
Key Patent Families
Granted Patents Near Expiration
Main Patent Litigation Atmel vs AuthenTec
Main Patent Litigation AuthenTec vs Atrua
Main Patent Litigation Upek vs AuthenTec
Main Patent Litigation Idex vs Upek & STMicroelectronics
Potential Future Plaintiffs
Summary of Key Players
Seiko Epson
Sony
Infineon Technologies
Siemens
AuthenTec
Apple
Upek
STMicroelectronics
ALPS Electric
LighTuning Technology
Himax Technologies
NTT
Fujitsu
Philips
O-film Tech.
Index
Conclusions
Annexes
Methodology for Key Patent Identification

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- ALPS Electric
- Apple
- AuthenTec
- Biometric Technology
- Egis Technology
- Fujitsu
- Himax Technologies
- Idex
- Infineon Technologies
- NTT
- O-film Technology
- Philips
- STMicroelectronics
- Samsung
- Seiko Epson
- Sony
- Upek
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