SATO saw the highest growth of 191% in patent filings in January and 224% in grants in February in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 191% and grants by 99%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of SATO’s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

SATO has been focused on protecting inventions in European Patent Office(EPO) with 26 publications in Q1 2024

The European Patent Office(EPO) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 16% filings and 17% grants. The United States(US), Japan(JP), European Patent Office(EPO), and World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where SATO is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, SATO has 39% of its grants in United States(US), 33% in Japan(JP) and 17% in European Patent Office(EPO).

Seiko Epson could be the strongest competitor for SATO

In terms of grant share, SATO stands in third position among its competitors. Seiko Epson and SATO secured the top positions according to recent patent publication data.

Patents related to ecommerce and digitalization lead SATO's portfolio

SATO has the highest number of patents in ecommerce followed by, digitalization and supply chain. For ecommerce, nearly 15% of patents were filed and 8% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Records management related patents lead SATO portfolio followed by enterprise content management, and 3pl/4pl

SATO has highest number of patents in records management followed by enterprise content management, 3pl/4pl, it services, and e-commerce. For records management, nearly 13% of patents were filed and 23% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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