Umicore saw the highest growth of 329% in patent filings in August and 86% in grants in September in Q3 2023. Compared to Q2 2023, Q3 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 41% and grants by 78%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Umicore‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Umicore has been focused on protecting inventions in China(CN) with 22 publications in Q3 2023

The China(CN) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 30% filings and 6% grants. The China(CN), South Korea(KR), European Patent Office(EPO), and Finland(FI) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Umicore is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Umicore has 20% of its grants in Japan(JP), 14% in Finland(FI), and 10% in South Korea(KR).

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Patents related to climate change and batteries lead Umicore's portfolio

Umicore has the highest number of patents in climate change followed by, batteries and emissions reduction. For climate change, nearly 27% of patents were filed and 27% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

Advanced batteries related patents lead Umicore portfolio followed by automobile batteries, and lithium ion (li-ion) batteries

Umicore has highest number of patents in advanced batteries followed by automobile batteries, lithium ion (li-ion) batteries, exhausts and manufacturing/industrial. For advanced batteries, nearly 25% of patents were filed and 25% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

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