Apple had 40 patents in ecommerce during Q1 2024. Apple Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 include techniques for syndicating customizable content to online store providers, implementing dynamic interactive on-demand user interface ordering, displaying user interface objects based on content privacy, providing a remote keyboard service for media devices, and decoding machine-readable data representations on physical objects to display content items using electronic devices. GlobalData’s report on Apple gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Apple grant share with ecommerce as a theme is 47% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Techniques for syndicating customizable content to recipient entities (Patent ID: US20240104608A1)

The patent application by Apple Inc. describes a method for syndicating customizable content to syndication recipients, allowing them to customize various aspects of the content for incorporation into their own content provided to end users. The method involves receiving a customizable content package, providing it to syndication recipients, receiving customization packages from recipients, generating customized content packages, and providing them to client devices upon request. The customized content packages may include HTML, CSS, scripts, and assets for visual rendering, with unique identifiers generated based on URLs.

Additionally, the patent application outlines a method for managing syndicated customizable content at a server computing device associated with a syndication recipient. This method involves receiving a customizable content package from a syndication provider, identifying modifications for visual rendering adjustments, generating content customization packages, providing them back to the syndication provider for customized content package generation, receiving requests for particular content referencing the customized package, and providing the content to client devices for access. The customized content packages may include HTML, CSS, scripts, and assets, with second visual renderings embedded in first visual renderings using HTML iFrame tags.

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