In the selected time frame, the number of applications issued by the top patent holder increased on average by 2%. The most prolific growth was between 2019 and 2020 when the number of filings jumped from 24,783 to 28,161 and accounted for almost 14%.
Looking at the geographical distribution of the filings, Samsung had the largest number of patents in the United States (34,114), followed by Korea (27,849), China (12,620), and Europe (9,469). In other countries, the South Korean electronic corporation had 22,340 patents. The last number also includes 12,885 filed through WIPO.
Out of the total number of patent applications issued by Samsung, 53,280 were direct filings and 53,112 filings went through the international route, or, in other words, were PCT based.