Kikkoman saw the highest growth of 349% in patent filings in March and 199% in grants in January in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 49% and grants by 199%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Kikkoman‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Kikkoman has been focused on protecting inventions in Japan(JP) with ten publications in Q1 2024

The Japan(JP) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 36% filings and 62% grants. The World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), Japan(JP), European Patent Office(EPO), and United States(US) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Kikkoman is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Kikkoman has 62% of its grants in Japan(JP) and 38% in United States(US).

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Patents related to health & wellness and climate change lead Kikkoman's portfolio

Kikkoman has the highest number of patents in health & wellness followed by, climate change and emissions reduction. For health & wellness, nearly 14% of patents were filed and no patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Herbs, spices & seasonings related patents lead Kikkoman portfolio followed by food, and electrification technologies

Kikkoman has highest number of patents in herbs, spices & seasonings followed by food, electrification technologies, soy-based sauce, and dressings. For herbs, spices & seasonings, nearly 25% of patents were filed and 18% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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