NEC saw the highest growth of 171% in patent filings in February and 120% in grants in January in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 74% and grants by 120%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of NEC‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

NEC has been focused on protecting inventions in United States(US) with 1050 publications in Q1 2024

The United States(US) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 44% filings and 31% grants. The United States(US), Japan(JP), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), and European Patent Office(EPO) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where NEC is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, NEC has 57% of its grants in Japan(JP), 31% in United States(US) and 6% in European Patent Office(EPO).

International Business Machines could be the strongest competitor for NEC

In terms of grant share, NEC stands in fifth position among its competitors. NEC and International Business Machines secured the top positions according to recent patent publication data.

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

NEC has the highest number of patents in machine learning followed by, digitalization and artificial intelligence. For machine learning, nearly 10% of patents were filed and 4% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Wireless networking related patents lead NEC portfolio followed by image management, and communications

NEC has highest number of patents in wireless networking followed by image management, communications, wireless access, and mos micro (mpu, mcu & dsp). For wireless networking, nearly 8% of patents were filed and 6% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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