Baidu saw the highest growth of 105% in patent filings in November and 71% in grants in October in Q4 2023. Compared to Q3 2023, Q4 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 81% and grants by 71%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Baidu‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

Baidu has been focused on protecting inventions in China(CN) with 1202 publications in Q4 2023

The China(CN) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 85% filings and 82% grants. The China(CN), United States(US), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), and European Patent Office(EPO) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Baidu is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Baidu has 82% of its grants in China(CN), 12% in United States(US) and 3% in European Patent Office(EPO).

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In terms of grant share, Baidu stands first among its competitors followed by Baidu and Alphabet.

Patents related to digitalization and artificial intelligence lead Baidu's portfolio

Baidu has the highest number of patents in digitalization followed by, artificial intelligence and data science. For digitalization, nearly 31% of patents were filed and 21% of patents were granted in Q4 2023.

Databases related patents lead Baidu portfolio followed by data & database management, and mos micro (mpu, mcu & dsp)

Baidu has highest number of patents in databases followed by data & database management, mos micro (mpu, mcu & dsp), image management, and artificial intelligence platforms. For databases, nearly 14% of patents were filed and 10% of patents were granted in Q4 2023.

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This content was updated on 25 February 2024

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