First Solar saw the highest growth of 499% in patent filings in August and 799% in grants in July in Q3 2023. Compared to Q2 2023, Q3 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 49% and grants by 799%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of First Solar‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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First Solar has been focused on protecting inventions in European Patent Office(EPO) with 10 publications in Q3 2023

The European Patent Office(EPO) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 38% filings and 60% grants. The European Patent Office(EPO), China(CN), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), and United States(US) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where First Solar is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, First Solar has 60% of its grants in European Patent Office(EPO), 20% in United States(US), and 20% in Malaysia(MY).

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Patents related to smart materials and solar lead First Solar's portfolio

First Solar has the highest number of patents in smart materials followed by, solar and climate change. For smart materials, nearly 29% of patents were filed and 17% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

Solar pv related patents lead First Solar portfolio followed by semiconductors, and manufacturing/industrial

First Solar has highest number of patents in solar pv followed by semiconductors, manufacturing/industrial, utilities networks and optoelectronics. For solar pv, nearly 40% of patents were filed and 36% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

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