Key activities in green technologies of 150 major international companies

The global share allows for a robust comparison of technological competitiveness

Since worldwide patent numbers continually rise, an increase in a company’s patents per technology is first of all a sign of increased patent activity but it is not in itself a sign of increased competitiveness in this technology. Increased activity can be offset by an even higher activity by a competitor in the field. However, if one puts the patent activity of a company in relation to the worldwide patent activity, the result is the global share of the company in this technology. This shows the importance of a company compared to the global dynamics in this technology and at the same time the relative competitiveness compared to other companies.

Key activities in world class green technologies of 150 major international companies

The global share allows for a robust comparison of technological competitiveness

Since worldwide patent numbers continually rise, an increase in a company’s patents per technology is first of all a sign of increased patent activity but it is not in itself a sign of increased competitiveness in this technology. Increased activity can be offset by an even higher activity by a competitor in the field. However, if one puts the patent activity of a company in relation to the worldwide patent activity, the result is the global share of the company in this technology. This shows the importance of a company compared to the global dynamics in this technology and at the same time the relative competitiveness compared to other companies.