Rakuten Group had 15 patents in mobile during Q1 2024. The patent filed by Rakuten Group Inc in Q1 2024 describes a reward calculation system that acquires payment information and user attributes to calculate an estimated reward for a user terminal. The system then displays this estimated reward to the user and acquires receipt information from a receipt image after the reward is displayed. GlobalData’s report on Rakuten Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Rakuten Group grant share with mobile as a theme is 40% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Reward calculation system, reward calculation method, and information storage medium (Patent ID: US20240070657A1)

The patent filed by Rakuten Group Inc. describes a reward calculation system that involves acquiring payment information and user attributes related to a transaction on a user terminal, calculating an estimated reward for the user terminal based on this information, displaying the estimated reward, and then obtaining receipt information from a receipt image. The system can also calculate an established reward based on receipt information and user attributes, use a learning model for reward calculation, store evaluation coefficients for transaction object attributes, combinations of objects, and store attributes, and track transmission history of receipt images for reward calculation.

Additionally, the system can involve generating quiz questions from receipt images, transmitting them to other users, and calculating rewards based on user attributes and payment information. The method and program for executing these steps are also included in the patent. This system aims to provide rewards to users based on their transactions and attributes, utilizing various data points and models for accurate reward calculation and distribution.

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