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The global consumer industry experienced a 41% rise in the number of plant-based diets-related patent applications in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of plant-based diets-related grants rose by 48% in Q4 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. GlobalData’s databook Consumer: Patents Trends Q4 2023 offers comprehensive insights into patenting trends, major players’ strategies, and geographical focus in the sector over the last three years. Buy the databook here.

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Notably, the number of plant-based diets-related patent applications in the consumer industry was 1,062 in Q4 2023, versus 751 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 7% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Nestle filed the most plant-based diets patents within the consumer industry in Q4 2023. The company filed 31 plant-based diets-related patents in the quarter, compared with 36 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Kangnam University with 13 plant-based diets patent filings, Fyn??der Group (11 filings), and CJ (11 filings) in Q4 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by China with a 45% share of total patent filings

The largest share of plant-based diets related patent filings in the consumer industry in Q4 2023 was in China with 45%, followed by the US (7%) and Japan (6%). The share represented by China was 8% higher than the 37% share it accounted for in Q3 2023.

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This content was updated on 23 January 2024

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GlobalData’s Patent Analytics tracks patent filings and grants from official offices around the world. Textual analysis and official patent classifications are used to group patents into key thematic areas and link them to specific companies across the world’s largest industries.