SAP saw the highest growth of 155% in patent filings in February and 149% in grants in January in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 56% and grants by 149%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of SAP’s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

SAP has been focused on protecting inventions in United States(US) with 249 publications in Q1 2024

The United States(US) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 84% filings and 83% grants. The United States(US), European Patent Office(EPO), China(CN), and Australia(AU) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where SAP is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, SAP has 83% of its grants in United States(US), 6% in European Patent Office(EPO) and 6% in China(CN).

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

SAP has the highest number of patents in digitalization followed by, machine learning and data science. For digitalization, nearly 32% of patents were filed and 33% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Databases related patents lead SAP portfolio followed by data & database management, and mos micro (mpu, mcu & dsp)

SAP has highest number of patents in databases followed by data & database management, mos micro (mpu, mcu & dsp), communications, and it services. For databases, nearly 20% of patents were filed and 17% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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