Nintendo saw the highest growth of 143% in patent filings in February and 123% in grants in March in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 113% and grants by 86%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Nintendo‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

Nintendo has been focused on protecting inventions in Japan(JP) with 62 publications in Q1 2024

The Japan(JP) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 39% filings and 58% grants. The United States(US), Japan(JP), China(CN), and European Patent Office(EPO) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Nintendo is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Nintendo has 58% of its grants in Japan(JP), 31% in United States(US) and 7% in European Patent Office(EPO).

GoerTek and Sony Group could be the strongest competitors for Nintendo

In terms of grant share, Nintendo stands first among its competitors followed by GoerTek and Sony Group.

Patents related to gaming and mobile gaming lead Nintendo's portfolio

Nintendo has the highest number of patents in gaming followed by, mobile gaming and cybersecurity. For gaming, nearly 69% of patents were filed and 67% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Consumer applications related patents lead Nintendo portfolio followed by mos micro (mpu, mcu & dsp), and computer & peripherals

Nintendo has highest number of patents in consumer applications followed by mos micro (mpu, mcu & dsp), computer & peripherals, development software, and gui development. For consumer applications, nearly 4% of patents were filed and 18% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

For comprehensive analysis of Nintendo's filings and grants, buy the databook here.

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