SK saw the highest growth of 166% in patent filings in November and 162% in grants in December in Q4 2023. Compared to Q3 2023, Q4 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 85% and grants by 128%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of SK‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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SK has been focused on protecting inventions in South Korea(KR) with 113 publications in Q4 2023

The South Korea(KR) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 41% filings and 49% grants. The South Korea(KR), United States(US), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), and European Patent Office(EPO) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where SK is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, SK has 49% of its grants in South Korea(KR), 33% in United States(US) and 8% in European Patent Office(EPO).

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

SK has the highest number of patents in circular plastic economy followed by, climate change and batteries. For circular plastic economy, nearly 15% of patents were filed and no patents were granted in Q4 2023.

Petrochemicals related patents lead SK portfolio followed by packaging material, and e-commerce

SK has highest number of patents in petrochemicals followed by packaging material, e-commerce, payment services, and retail. For petrochemicals, nearly 18% of patents were filed and 4% of patents were granted in Q4 2023.

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