Alibaba Group had 75 patents in ecommerce during Q3 2023. Alibaba has filed a patent for a method, apparatus, and electronic device that process product objects. The method involves determining multiple product objects in a user’s target collection, identifying at least one product object that supports the same logistics plan, and creating a page that displays these products together. This aims to enhance the user’s experience by providing a higher-quality logistics service through targeted logistics plans. GlobalData’s report on Alibaba Group gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Alibaba Group grant share with ecommerce as a theme is 83% in Q3 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Product object processing method, apparatus and electronic device (Patent ID: US20230245194A1)

Alibaba has filed a patent for a method, apparatus, and electronic device that aim to improve the processing of product objects and enhance logistics services for users. The method involves determining multiple product objects in a target collection associated with a user and identifying at least one target product object that supports the same target logistics plan. A page is then generated for the target collection, and the target product objects are aggregated into the same area for display.

The patent claims cover various aspects of the method. Claim 1 describes the basic steps of determining product objects, identifying target product objects with the same logistics plan, and generating a page to display them together. Claim 2 specifies that the target logistics plan can be related to cross-border logistics scenarios. Claim 3 adds that the target logistics plan can be determined based on the user's location and country. Claim 4 emphasizes that the target product objects are aggregated into the same area of the page for display.

Claims 5 and 6 elaborate on the display of the target product objects on the page, including the use of tab options and the separation of other product objects from the target ones. Claim 7 states that multiple tab options can be provided for different target logistics plans. Claim 8 introduces the concept of an operation object and a floating layer for displaying the target product objects. Claim 9 suggests providing label information about the target logistics plan in the same area.

Claims 10 and 11 focus on providing information and prompt messages about the conditions of the target logistics plan and allowing the user to add more product objects to satisfy those conditions. Claim 12 specifies that newly added product objects supporting the target logistics plan are also displayed in the same area. Claim 13 introduces the option to modify the logistics plan of a target product object. Claim 14 explains that the target logistics plan can be selected by the user in advance.

Claims 15 and 16 describe the combination of multiple target product objects into a single transaction order and the generation of logistics orders based on the target logistics plan. Claim 17 covers the storage of executable instructions for displaying the page and aggregating the target product objects. Claim 18 reiterates the inclusion of cross-border logistics scenarios. Finally, claim 19 introduces an apparatus with processors and memory to perform the method, including the combination and delivery of target product objects through the target logistics plan.

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