Qualcomm had five patents in ecommerce during Q1 2024. Qualcomm Inc’s patent filed in Q1 2024 discloses methods and systems for providing location history information to applications on a mobile device. The mobile device generates location history records with points of interest and durations, then filters records based on criteria from an information request. The device determines the application’s permission level and provides relevant information accordingly. GlobalData’s report on Qualcomm gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Qualcomm grant share with ecommerce as a theme is 60% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Providing, organizing, and managing location history records of a mobile device (Patent ID: US20240015481A1)

Qualcomm Inc. has filed a patent for methods and systems that provide information related to the location history of a mobile device to various applications. The mobile device generates location history records based on the device's locations, points of interest, and durations at those points. When an application requests information, the system filters the location history records based on criteria, determines the application's permission level, and provides the relevant information accordingly.

The patent outlines a method where a mobile device receives an information request from an application, checks the application's permission level to access location records, filters the records based on criteria, and provides the requested information to the application. Each location record includes details like duration, point of interest, activity, and metadata. The filtering criteria can include locations, points of interest, activities, durations, times, position uncertainties, and positioning technologies. The system also considers the application's permission level, which can be set by user prompt, preset permissions, or previously granted permissions, to determine the information provided.

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