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March 24, 2022

The latest figures on food manufacturers’ big data patents

Analysis of patent filings shows a recent decrease in big data-related applications in the industry following a rise over the past year.

By Data Journalism Team

The number of patents linked to big data filed by food manufacturers has been in decline in recent months – but remains higher than a year earlier, analysis by GlobalData suggests.

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The most recent figures show the number of patent applications in the industry related to big data stood at nine in the three months ending January, up from two during the same period in 2021.

Figures for the number of patents granted followed a different pattern to filings, with nine approved in both periods.

GlobalData tracks patent filings and approvals from offices around the world. These patents are grouped into thematic areas and linked to key companies across various industries.

Big data is one of the key areas tracked by GlobalData. It has been identified as being a key disruptive force facing companies in the coming years and is one of the areas that companies investing resources in now are expected to reap rewards from.

Taiwan-based food and beverage group Uni-President China Holdings filed four patents related to big data in the three months ending January. That was up from one over the same period in 2021.

Further analysis: Patents on machine learning in food – what are the trends?

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  • A breakdown of the trend’s prominence across sectors
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