Apple saw the highest growth of 134% in patent filings in November and 116% in grants in October in Q4 2023. Compared to Q3 2023, Q4 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 130% and grants by 116%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Apple‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

Apple has been focused on protecting inventions in European Patent Office(EPO) with 17 publications in Q4 2023

The European Patent Office(EPO) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 42% filings and 20% grants. The European Patent Office(EPO), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), United States(US), and Brazil(BR) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Apple is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Apple has 30% of its grants in United States(US), 30% in Spain(ES) and 20% in European Patent Office(EPO).

Wireless networking related patents lead Apple portfolio followed by communications, and consumer applications

Apple has highest number of patents in wireless networking followed by communications, consumer applications, consumer devices, and wireless access. For wireless networking, nearly 9% of patents were filed and 6% of patents were granted in Q4 2023.

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This content was updated on 1 March 2024

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