Essity saw the highest growth of 115% in patent filings in December and 123% in grants in November in Q4 2023. Compared to Q3 2023, Q4 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 99% and grants by 113%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Essity‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Essity has been focused on protecting inventions in European Patent Office(EPO) with 31 publications in Q4 2023

The European Patent Office(EPO) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 12% filings and 26% grants. The World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), Australia(AU), European Patent Office(EPO), and United States(US) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Essity is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Essity has 26% of its grants in European Patent Office(EPO), 20% in United States(US) and 9% in Australia(AU).

Unicharm and Procter & Gamble could be the strongest competitors for Essity

In terms of grant share, Essity stands in fourth position among its competitors. Unicharm and Procter & Gamble secured the top positions according to recent patent publication data.

Patents related to healthtech and workplace safety lead Essity's portfolio

Essity has the highest number of patents in healthtech followed by, workplace safety and connected patient. For healthtech, nearly 38% of patents were filed and no patents were granted in Q4 2023.

Cosmetics & toiletries related patents lead Essity portfolio followed by diapers, and sanitary pads

Essity has highest number of patents in cosmetics & toiletries followed by diapers, sanitary pads, over-the-counter healthcare, and feminine hygiene. For cosmetics & toiletries, nearly 21% of patents were filed and 22% of patents were granted in Q4 2023.

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