The global consumer industry experienced a 41% decline in the number of big data-related patent applications in Q1 2024 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of big data-related grants dropped by 3% in Q1 2024, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. GlobalData’s databook Consumer: Patents Trends Q1 2024 offers comprehensive insights into patenting trends, major players’ strategies, and geographical focus in the sector over the last three years. Buy the databook here.

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Notably, the number of big data-related patent applications in the consumer industry was 117 in Q1 2024, versus 198 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 69% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Intel filed the most big data patents within the consumer industry in Q1 2024. The company filed 38 big data-related patents in the quarter, compared with 47 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications with 22 big data patent filings, Vivo Mobile Communication (13 filings), and Gree Electric Appliances Inc of Zhuhai (4 filings) in Q1 2024.

Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 72% share of total patent filings

The largest share of big data related patent filings in the consumer industry in Q1 2024 was in the US with 72%, followed by China (9%) and Canada (2%). The share represented by the US was 42% higher than the 30% share it accounted for in Q4 2023.

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This content was updated on 18 April 2024

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GlobalData’s Patent Analytics tracks patent filings and grants from official offices around the world. Textual analysis and official patent classifications are used to group patents into key thematic areas and link them to specific companies across the world’s largest industries.