Philip Morris International saw the highest growth of 158% in patent filings and 128% in grants in August in Q3 2023. Compared to Q2 2023, Q3 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 67% and grants by 86%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Philip Morris International‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Philip Morris International has been focused on protecting inventions in European Patent Office(EPO) with 168 publications in Q3 2023

The European Patent Office(EPO) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 20% filings and 24% grants. The China(CN), European Patent Office(EPO), South Korea(KR), and Japan(JP) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Philip Morris International is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Philip Morris International has 26% of its grants in South Korea(KR), 24% in European Patent Office(EPO), and 14% in Japan(JP).

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Patents related to industrial automation and climate change lead Philip Morris International's portfolio

Philip Morris International has the highest number of patents in industrial automation followed by, climate change and batteries. For industrial automation, nearly 21% of patents were filed and 54% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

Tobacco and tobacco products related patents lead Philip Morris International portfolio followed by e-cigarettes/cigar accessories, and e-cigarettes/cigars

Philip Morris International has highest number of patents in tobacco and tobacco products followed by e-cigarettes/cigar accessories, e-cigarettes/cigars, filter tips and smoking accessories. For tobacco and tobacco products, nearly 27% of patents were filed and 29% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

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