Samsung – The Mighty Chaebol with a Powerful Patent Portfolio
Headquartered in Seoul, Samsung is the largest South Korean multinational business conglomerate (chaebol). The company was initially founded in 1938 as a trading company. Over the next few decades, it ventured into various business verticals such as electronics, textiles, food processing, securities, retail, and insurance.
Samsung is currently comprised of around 80 companies. Samsung Electronics, Samsung Heavy Industries, Samsung Engineering, Samsung C&T, Samsung Life Insurance, and Cheil Worldwide are the most notable of its industrial affiliates. As of February 2018, the company's market capitalization is valued at US $283 billion.
This report looks at Samsung’s patent portfolio and provides analytics and insights into its various aspects. It takes a closer look at the publishing trends driving the growth of the portfolio in different technology and sub-technology areas. The report also attempts to determine which of the granular segments in Samsung’s portfolio have shown the fastest rates of growth in the past six years.