Japan Tobacco saw the highest growth of 171% in patent filings in August and 134% in grants in July in Q3 2023. Compared to Q2 2023, Q3 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 44% and grants by 134%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Japan Tobacco‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Japan Tobacco has been focused on protecting inventions in European Patent Office(EPO) with 221 publications in Q3 2023

The European Patent Office(EPO) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 36% filings and 22% grants. The European Patent Office(EPO), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), United States(US), and Japan(JP) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Japan Tobacco is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Japan Tobacco has 31% of its grants in Japan(JP), 22% in European Patent Office(EPO), and 13% in United States(US).

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

Patents related to climate change and batteries lead Japan Tobacco's portfolio

Japan Tobacco has the highest number of patents in climate change followed by, batteries and emissions reduction. For climate change, nearly 14% of patents were filed and 20% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

Tobacco and tobacco products related patents lead Japan Tobacco portfolio followed by e-cigarettes/cigar accessories, and filter tips

Japan Tobacco has highest number of patents in tobacco and tobacco products followed by e-cigarettes/cigar accessories, filter tips, advanced batteries and automobile batteries. For tobacco and tobacco products, nearly 15% of patents were filed and 19% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

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