Essity saw the highest growth of 99% in patent filings in February and 143% in grants in March in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 91% and grants by 135%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Essity‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Essity has been focused on protecting inventions in European Patent Office(EPO) with 46 publications in Q1 2024

The European Patent Office(EPO) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 19% filings and 26% grants. The United States(US), European Patent Office(EPO), China(CN), and Australia(AU) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Essity is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Essity has 26% of its grants in European Patent Office(EPO), 19% in China(CN) and 17% in United States(US).

Procter & Gamble and Unicharm could be the strongest competitors for Essity

In terms of grant share, Essity stands in fifth position among its competitors. Procter & Gamble and Unicharm secured the top positions according to recent patent publication data.

Patents related to smart hospitals and workplace safety lead Essity's portfolio

Essity has the highest number of patents in smart hospitals followed by, workplace safety and wearable tech. For smart hospitals, nearly 14% of patents were filed and 4% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Cosmetics & toiletries related patents lead Essity portfolio followed by diapers, and feminine hygiene

Essity has highest number of patents in cosmetics & toiletries followed by diapers, feminine hygiene, sanitary pads, and it services. For cosmetics & toiletries, nearly 25% of patents were filed and 17% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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