SoftBank Group saw the highest growth of 132% in patent filings in February and 149% in grants in March in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 89% and grants by 85%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of SoftBank Group‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

SoftBank Group has been focused on protecting inventions in Japan(JP) with 139 publications in Q1 2024

The Japan(JP) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 25% filings and 31% grants. The United Kingdom(GB), Japan(JP), South Korea(KR), and China(CN) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where SoftBank Group is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, SoftBank Group has 31% of its grants in Japan(JP), 19% in China(CN) and 13% in South Korea(KR).

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Patents related to digitalization and cybersecurity lead SoftBank Group's portfolio

SoftBank Group has the highest number of patents in digitalization followed by, cybersecurity and fintech. For digitalization, nearly 14% of patents were filed and 14% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Mos micro (mpu, mcu & dsp) related patents lead SoftBank Group portfolio followed by mos memory, and payment services

SoftBank Group has highest number of patents in mos micro (mpu, mcu & dsp) followed by mos memory, payment services, security services, and image management. For mos micro (mpu, mcu & dsp), nearly 14% of patents were filed and 13% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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