BML saw the highest growth of 195% in patent filings and 102% in grants in March in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 118% and grants by 79%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of BML’s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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BML has been focused on protecting inventions in Japan(JP) with 95 publications in Q1 2024

The Japan(JP) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 36% filings and 50% grants. The Japan(JP), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), China(CN), and United States(US) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where BML is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, BML has 50% of its grants in Japan(JP), 22% in South Korea(KR) and 16% in China(CN).

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In terms of grant share, BML stands first among its competitors followed by maxingvest and Secom.

Patents related to circular plastic economy and climate change lead BML's portfolio

BML has the highest number of patents in circular plastic economy followed by, climate change and nanomedicine. For circular plastic economy, nearly 22% of patents were filed and 5% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Design & manufacturing related patents lead BML portfolio followed by assembly, and semiconductors

BML has highest number of patents in design & manufacturing followed by assembly, semiconductors, paints and inks, and petrochemicals. For design & manufacturing, nearly 56% of patents were filed and 35% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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