Vodafone Group saw the highest growth of 659% in patent filings and 349% in grants in February in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 27% and grants by 99%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Vodafone Group’s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

Vodafone Group has been focused on protecting inventions in European Patent Office(EPO) with 28 publications in Q1 2024

The European Patent Office(EPO) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 44% filings and 67% grants. The European Patent Office(EPO), United States(US), United Kingdom(GB), and World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Vodafone Group is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Vodafone Group has 67% of its grants in European Patent Office(EPO), 17% in Spain(ES) and 8% in United States(US).

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Patents related to cybersecurity and identity management lead Vodafone Group's portfolio

Vodafone Group has the highest number of patents in cybersecurity followed by, identity management and fintech. For cybersecurity, nearly 11% of patents were filed and 33% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Wireless networking related patents lead Vodafone Group portfolio followed by communications, and wireless access

Vodafone Group has highest number of patents in wireless networking followed by communications, wireless access, encryption, and security infrastructure. For wireless networking, nearly 27% of patents were filed and 10% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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