PayPal saw the highest growth of 73% in patent filings in November and 93% in grants in October in Q4 2023. Compared to Q3 2023, Q4 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 52% and grants by 93%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of PayPal’s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

PayPal has been focused on protecting inventions in United States(US) with 108 publications in Q4 2023

The United States(US) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 69% filings and 85% grants. The United States(US), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), European Patent Office(EPO), and China(CN) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where PayPal is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, PayPal has 85% of its grants in United States(US), 6% in Australia(AU) and 5% in European Patent Office(EPO).

Mastercard could be the strongest competitor for PayPal

In terms of grant share, PayPal stands in fourth position among its competitors. Mastercard and PayPal secured the top positions according to recent patent publication data.

Patents related to digitalization and fintech lead PayPal's portfolio

PayPal has the highest number of patents in digitalization followed by, fintech and digital banking. For digitalization, nearly 12% of patents were filed and 13% of patents were granted in Q4 2023.

Payment services related patents lead PayPal portfolio followed by communications, and payments

PayPal has highest number of patents in payment services followed by communications, payments, mobile and electronic wallets, and e-commerce. For payment services, nearly 8% of patents were filed and 7% of patents were granted in Q4 2023.

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