Kakao had 29 patents in digitalization during Q1 2024. Kakao Corp’s patents in Q1 2024 focus on methods for displaying and managing gift cards, user profiles, and gift information. The inventions include displaying gift card information with content types, managing multiple user profiles, and providing gift information while protecting user privacy by blinding certain details for blocked friends. GlobalData’s report on Kakao gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Kakao grant share with digitalization as a theme is 44% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Method, server and user terminal for providing gift card (Patent ID: US20240062188A1)

The patent filed by Kakao Corp. describes a method for displaying a gift card on a user terminal, involving receiving gift card and gift information from a server, displaying a message with separate areas for the gift information and content type, allowing interaction to view the content, displaying an output layout based on the gift information and content type, and outputting the content accordingly. The method includes variations for displaying photos and videos, selecting content types, and saving output content as an image. Additionally, the patent covers a computer program to execute the method and a user terminal with memory and processor to display the gift card.

Furthermore, the patent also details a method for providing a gift card by a server, which includes receiving gift card information and content from a user terminal, providing a message to another user terminal with gift information and content type displayed, receiving a request to view the content, and providing the gift information and content to the user terminal. The method includes features for displaying photos and videos, selecting content types, and handling content information provided by the user terminal. Additionally, the patent covers a server setup with memory and processor to execute the method of providing a gift card.

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