Vale saw the highest growth of 399% in patent filings and 499% in grants in October in Q4 2023. Compared to Q3 2023, Q4 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 399% and grants by 499%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Vale‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Vale has been focused on protecting inventions in European Patent Office(EPO) with five publications in Q4 2023

The European Patent Office(EPO) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 50% filings and 33% grants. The European Patent Office(EPO), China(CN), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), and Germany(DE) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Vale is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Vale has 33% of its grants in European Patent Office(EPO), 33% in Germany(DE) and 33% in Japan(JP).

Patents related to industrial automation and environment lead Vale's portfolio

Vale has the highest number of patents in industrial automation followed by, environment and climate change. For industrial automation, nearly 33% of patents were filed and 33% of patents were granted in Q4 2023.

Automobile navigation systems related patents lead Vale portfolio followed by chassis & safety, and petrochemicals

Vale has highest number of patents in automobile navigation systems followed by chassis & safety, petrochemicals, manufacturing/industrial, and industrial automation.

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