Zenrin saw the highest growth of 199% in patent filings in February and 399% in grants in March in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 49% and grants by 74%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Zenrin’s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

Zenrin has been focused on protecting inventions in Japan(JP) with 11 publications in Q1 2024

The Japan(JP) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 60% filings and 100% grants. The Japan(JP), and United States(US) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Zenrin is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Zenrin has 100% of its grants in Japan(JP).

Toyota Motor and Pioneer could be the strongest competitors for Zenrin

In terms of grant share, Zenrin stands in fifth position among its competitors. Toyota Motor and Pioneer secured the top positions according to recent patent publication data.

Patents related to mobile and digital banking lead Zenrin's portfolio

Zenrin has the highest number of patents in mobile followed by, digital banking and fintech. For mobile, nearly 14% of patents were filed and no patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Automobile navigation systems related patents lead Zenrin portfolio followed by autonomous driving, and communications

Zenrin has highest number of patents in automobile navigation systems followed by autonomous driving, communications, network & communications, and wireless networking. For automobile navigation systems, nearly 18% of patents were filed and 27% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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