Kakao saw the highest growth of 182% in patent filings and 168% in grants in January in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 182% and grants by 168%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Kakao‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

Kakao has been focused on protecting inventions in South Korea(KR) with 47 publications in Q1 2024

The South Korea(KR) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 66% filings and 71% grants. The South Korea(KR), United States(US), Japan(JP), and World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Kakao is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Kakao has 71% of its grants in South Korea(KR), 16% in Japan(JP) and 13% in United States(US).

Apple and SoftBank Group could be the strongest competitors for Kakao

In terms of grant share, Kakao stands in tenth position among its competitors. Apple and SoftBank Group secured the top positions according to recent patent publication data.

Patents related to digitalization and fintech lead Kakao's portfolio

Kakao has the highest number of patents in digitalization followed by, fintech and digital payments. For digitalization, nearly 16% of patents were filed and 20% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Instant messaging related patents lead Kakao portfolio followed by instant messaging, and communications

Kakao has highest number of patents in instant messaging followed by instant messaging, communications, bpm solutions, and databases. For instant messaging, nearly 7% of patents were filed and 8% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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