Waters saw the highest growth of 174% in patent filings in February and 140% in grants in March in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 79% and grants by 79%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Waters‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Waters has been focused on protecting inventions in United States(US) with 46 publications in Q1 2024

The United States(US) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 34% filings and 39% grants. The United States(US), China(CN), European Patent Office(EPO), and World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Waters is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Waters has 39% of its grants in United States(US), 25% in China(CN) and 20% in European Patent Office(EPO).

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Patents related to industrial automation and 3d printing lead Waters's portfolio

Waters has the highest number of patents in industrial automation followed by, 3d printing and climate change. For industrial automation, nearly 44% of patents were filed and 62% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

First aid and wound care related patents lead Waters portfolio followed by diagnostic imaging, and general surgery devices

Waters has highest number of patents in first aid and wound care followed by diagnostic imaging, general surgery devices, healthcare it, and electronic document mgmt.

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