Acer had two patents in cybersecurity during Q1 2024. Acer Inc has filed a patent for an electronic apparatus with a hotkey prompt method. The method involves displaying a first keyboard layout during a POST procedure, showing hotkeys for BIOS functions. Upon receiving a hotkey input, the corresponding BIOS function is performed, enabling the display of a second keyboard layout. GlobalData’s report on Acer gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Acer grant share with cybersecurity as a theme is 50% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Electronic apparatus and hotkey prompt method thereof (Patent ID: US20240053885A1)

The patent filed by Acer Inc. describes an electronic apparatus and a hotkey prompt method that involves displaying a first keyboard layout on a display panel of a keyboard module during a power-on self-test (POST) procedure of a basic input output system (BIOS). This layout includes at least one hotkey corresponding to a BIOS function. Upon receiving a hotkey input operation via the keyboard, a first hotkey function is performed, and the display panel then switches to display a second keyboard layout. Additionally, the method allows for the display panel to switch to a third keyboard layout in response to a hotkey input operation during a driver execution environment (DXE) stage of the POST procedure, which includes function description information of the hotkey function.

Furthermore, the electronic apparatus described in the patent includes a keyboard module with a display panel and light-transmitting keycaps, a storage apparatus recording a BIOS, and a processor. The processor is responsible for performing the POST procedure, controlling the display panel to show the first keyboard layout with hotkeys corresponding to BIOS functions, executing hotkey functions upon input, and switching to the second keyboard layout. The BIOS provides the first keyboard layout to a display controller via a southbridge chip, highlighting the integration of hardware components in the electronic apparatus.

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