Walmart saw the highest growth of 254% in patent filings in November and 109% in grants in October in Q4 2023. Compared to Q3 2023, Q4 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 99% and grants by 109%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Walmart‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Walmart has been focused on protecting inventions in United States(US) with two publications in Q4 2023

The United States(US) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 100% filings and 100% grants. The United States(US) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Walmart is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Walmart has 100% of its grants in United States(US)

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It services related patents lead Walmart portfolio followed by e-commerce, and 3pl/4pl

Walmart has highest number of patents in it services followed by e-commerce, 3pl/4pl, online retail, and data & database management. For it services, nearly 9% of patents were filed and 9% of patents were granted in Q4 2023.

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