Nikon saw the highest growth of 102% in patent filings in February and 135% in grants in January in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 100% and grants by 135%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Nikon‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

Nikon has been focused on protecting inventions in Japan(JP) with 136 publications in Q1 2024

The Japan(JP) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 27% filings and 37% grants. The Japan(JP), United States(US), China(CN), and South Korea(KR) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Nikon is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Nikon has 37% of its grants in Japan(JP), 26% in United States(US) and 16% in China(CN).

Fujifilm and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo could be the strongest competitors for Nikon

In terms of grant share, Nikon stands first among its competitors followed by Fujifilm and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo.

Patents related to industrial automation and climate change lead Nikon's portfolio

Nikon has the highest number of patents in industrial automation followed by, climate change and 3d printing. For industrial automation, nearly 26% of patents were filed and 22% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Design & manufacturing related patents lead Nikon portfolio followed by image management, and semiconductor products

Nikon has highest number of patents in design & manufacturing followed by image management, semiconductor products, ophthalmic devices, and television. For design & manufacturing, nearly 13% of patents were filed and 10% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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