Western Digital saw the highest growth of 178% in patent filings and 114% in grants in February in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 45% and grants by 86%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Western Digital‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

Western Digital has been focused on protecting inventions in United States(US) with 392 publications in Q1 2024

The United States(US) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 56% filings and 83% grants. The United States(US), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), China(CN), and South Korea(KR) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Western Digital is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Western Digital has 83% of its grants in United States(US), 8% in China(CN) and 5% in South Korea(KR).

JPMorgan Chase & Co could be the strongest competitor for Western Digital

In terms of grant share, Western Digital stands in third position among its competitors. Western Digital and JPMorgan Chase & Co secured the top positions according to recent patent publication data.

Patents related to cybersecurity and data privacy lead Western Digital's portfolio

Western Digital has the highest number of patents in cybersecurity followed by, data privacy and data science. For cybersecurity, nearly 12% of patents were filed and 16% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Mos memory related patents lead Western Digital portfolio followed by storage devices, and semiconductors

Western Digital has highest number of patents in mos memory followed by storage devices, semiconductors, semiconductor products, and mos micro (mpu, mcu & dsp). For mos memory, nearly 25% of patents were filed and 21% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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