KT&G saw the highest growth of 136% in patent filings in July and 132% in grants in August in Q3 2023. Compared to Q2 2023, Q3 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 136% and grants by 55%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of KT&G’s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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KT&G has been focused on protecting inventions in South Korea(KR) with 201 publications in Q3 2023

The South Korea(KR) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 43% filings and 72% grants. The South Korea(KR), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), European Patent Office(EPO), and China(CN) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where KT&G is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, KT&G has 72% of its grants in South Korea(KR), 14% in United States(US), and 5% in European Patent Office(EPO).

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

Patents related to batteries and energy storage lead KT&G's portfolio

KT&G has the highest number of patents in batteries followed by, energy storage and emissions reduction. For batteries, nearly 20% of patents were filed and 14% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

Tobacco and tobacco products related patents lead KT&G portfolio followed by filter tips, and pipes

KT&G has highest number of patents in tobacco and tobacco products followed by filter tips, pipes, advanced batteries and chewing tobacco. For tobacco and tobacco products, nearly 33% of patents were filed and 28% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

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