The global consumer industry experienced a 38% decline in the number of internet of things-related patent applications in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of internet of things-related grants remained flat 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 internet of things-related patent applications in the consumer industry was 542 in Q4 2023, versus 868 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 52% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that LG filed the most internet of things patents within the consumer industry in Q4 2023. The company filed 148 internet of things-related patents in the quarter, compared with 173 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Haier Group with 46 internet of things patent filings, Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications (43 filings), and Vivo Communication Technology (24 filings) in Q4 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 34% share of total patent filings

The largest share of internet of things related patent filings in the consumer industry in Q4 2023 was in the US with 34%, followed by China (15%) and Japan (3%). The share represented by the US was 10% higher than the 24% share it accounted for in Q3 2023.

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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.