People are now slowly transforming from mobile internet to Metaverse with great expectations and this paves way for many inventors and companies to work on this technology to develop software based on Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). Inventions are always needed to be protected by patents to prevent infringements that usually takes place. However, intellectual activity in Metaverse seems to be challenging due to the involvement of complex operations. In addition, Metaverse is a vast technology and includes many advanced technologies, which might be challenging for protecting each under intellectual property rights. Virtual Re (VR). Inventions are always needed to be protected by patents to prevent infringements that usually takes place. However, intellectual activity in Metaverse seems to be challenging due to the involvement of complex operations. In addition, Metaverse is a vast technology and includes many advanced technologies, which might be challenging for protecting each under intellectual property rights. The aforesaid challenges are expected to be addressed by using NFT technology, NFTs are nonfungible tokens.
The patent filing trend in Metaverse technology (including Blockchain, AR, VR, MR, XR, Cloud Computing, AI, etc.) indicates steep increase since the year 2014, which could be due to the reason that during March 2014 Mark Zuckerberg had announced that he is planning to make a version of a game of Oculus Headset and subsequently wanted to build a Metaverse platform to aid people to meet virtually and socialize. Also the year 2014 was a busy year for extended reality (XR) which is a combination of AR plus VR. In the year 2017, IKEA had combined Metaverse with their Place app, which allows the user to select a piece of furniture and view what it looks like in your home or office. Also, in the year 2020, there was a peak in the patent filing trend, which could be due to the reason Apple had involved LIDAR in their iPhones for better photos, which also flagged a way for MR headsets.
Metaverse patent filing trend
Patent Legal Status of Metaverse Technology
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Top Assignees of Metaverse Technology
Technical Trend of patents filed in Metaverse Technology
Based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-
Methods or arrangements for recognizing patterns
Optical systems or apparatus not provided for by any of the groups
Monomedia components thereof
Manipulating 3D models or images for computer graphics
Editing of 3D images
Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
Systems or methods specially adapted for specific business sectors
China is the leading country for patent filing protections in Blockchain related technologies. Also the patent trend in Metaverse in the recent years shows China based companies have actively filed and this shows a strong approach toward the Metaverse technology in China. Similarly in the United States leading innovators such as IBM, Intel, Mastercard, etc., are the active patent filers in this domain.