Imperial Brands saw the highest growth of 239% in patent filings and 117% in grants in August in Q3 2023. Compared to Q2 2023, Q3 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 19% and grants by 34%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Imperial Brands‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Imperial Brands has been focused on protecting inventions in European Patent Office(EPO) with 44 publications in Q3 2023

The European Patent Office(EPO) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 80% filings and 76% grants. The European Patent Office(EPO), United States(US), Poland(PL), and United Kingdom(GB) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Imperial Brands is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Imperial Brands has 76% of its grants in European Patent Office(EPO), 12% in United States(US), and 6% in Poland(PL).

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In terms of grant share, Imperial Brands stands in fourth position among its competitors. KT&G and Japan Tobacco secured the top positions according to recent patent publication data.

Patents related to industrial automation and cybersecurity lead Imperial Brands's portfolio

Imperial Brands has the highest number of patents in industrial automation followed by, cybersecurity and data privacy. For industrial automation, nearly 50% of patents were filed and 33% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

E-cigarettes/cigar accessories related patents lead Imperial Brands portfolio followed by communications, and tobacco and tobacco products

Imperial Brands has highest number of patents in e-cigarettes/cigar accessories followed by communications, tobacco and tobacco products, mobiles, hand-helds, pdas, smartphones and e-cigarettes/cigars. For e-cigarettes/cigar accessories, nearly 32% of patents were filed and 17% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

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