According to the metaverse patent ranking compiled by Tokyo-based research firm Cyber Creative Institute, since 2016, LG has filed the most metaverse patent applications, climbing from 11th place in 2010-2015 to first place.
Samsung Electronics came in second. Huawei, which did not make the top 20 in previous surveys, has now jumped to fourth place with a large number of patents related to image and display processing. Meta is third, Microsoft is fifth, and Intel and Apple are among the six U.S. companies in the top ten.
Sony is the only Japanese company to make it into the top 10, coming in at number six. Taken together, the top 20 companies submitted a total of 7,760 metaverse patents, of which the United States accounted for 57%, followed by South Korea with 19%, and China with 12%. Japanese companies accounted for 8%.