Microsoft saw the highest growth of 104% in patent filings in February and 138% in grants in March in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 59% and grants by 110%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Microsoft‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

Microsoft has been focused on protecting inventions in United States(US) with 934 publications in Q1 2024

The United States(US) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 32% filings and 62% grants. The United States(US), European Patent Office(EPO), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), and China(CN) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Microsoft is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Microsoft has 62% of its grants in United States(US), 18% in European Patent Office(EPO) and 13% in China(CN).

International Business Machines could be the strongest competitor for Microsoft

In terms of grant share, Microsoft stands first among its competitors followed by International Business Machines and Microsoft.

Patents related to machine learning and digitalization lead Microsoft's portfolio

Microsoft has the highest number of patents in machine learning followed by, digitalization and cybersecurity. For machine learning, nearly 13% of patents were filed and 11% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Mos micro (mpu, mcu & dsp) related patents lead Microsoft portfolio followed by communications, and databases

Microsoft has highest number of patents in mos micro (mpu, mcu & dsp) followed by communications, databases, data & database management, and security services. For mos micro (mpu, mcu & dsp), nearly 9% of patents were filed and 8% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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