Equinix saw the highest growth of 49% in patent filings in March and 249% in grants in February in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw no growth in patent filings and grants by 49%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Equinix‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

Equinix has been focused on protecting inventions in United States(US) with six publications in Q1 2024

The United States(US) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 50% filings and 38% grants. The United States(US), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), European Patent Office(EPO), and Australia(AU) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Equinix is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Equinix has 38% of its grants in United States(US), 38% in Australia(AU) and 25% in Brazil(BR).

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Patents related to data centers and cloud lead Equinix's portfolio

Equinix has the highest number of patents in data centers followed by, cloud and 5g. For data centers, nearly 25% of patents were filed and 12% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Communications related patents lead Equinix portfolio followed by transport & routing, and network & communications

Equinix has highest number of patents in communications followed by transport & routing, network & communications, grid computing, and switch. For communications, nearly 27% of patents were filed and 16% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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