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Innovations in Apparel Sector

Keeping a pulse on activities around innovations in Apparel sector is the key ingredient in informing strategies and making key business decisions. Corroborating signals from various business activities and further deducing key performance indicators, creates a 360° view around who’s and what’s of sector relevant innovations

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Patents
11,434
-5.00% MoM

The trendline shows the granted patent activity by month for this industry. The count represents the number of patents that were granted in the last completed 12 months.

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Innovations Applied for IP Protection Recently

Innovations applied for IP Protection tracks new noteworthy patent applications published recently in the Apparel Sector including ground-breaking technologies and the company’s technological and strategic shift towards adoption of new technologies.

Microsoft has patented a garment with conductive fibres having point-to-point conductive electrical traces which can be used to embedded electronic components such as microcontrollers, ICs, batteries, solar cells, etc to build a computer if required.

Shopify has been granted a patent to determine clothing size for an individual using an smart mirror to capture initial images for initial body measurement and then using a smart phone to capture supplementary images to determine supplementary measurement and to use this as correction factor to the initial measurement.

Apple has been granted a patent for “fabric mounted components.” This seems to hint at “smart clothing.” Fabric may include one or more conductive strands. The electrical component may include an electrical device mounted to a substrate and encapsulated by a protective structure. An interconnect structure such as a metal via or printed circuit layers may pass through an opening in the protective structure and may be used to couple a conductive strand to a contact pad on the substrate. An electrical component mounted to the fabric may be embedded within printed circuit layers.

Latest Venture Financing
  • Jingbei Group
    SeriesA $1.51M
  • Psudo Inc.
    $3M
  • PT. Artha Persada Kreatif
    SeriesA Undisclosed
  • Lenskart Solutions Pvt Ltd
    $24.7M
  • 261HOUSE Inc
    Undisclosed
  • Jingbei Group
    SeriesA $1.51M
  • Psudo Inc.
    $3M
  • PT. Artha Persada Kreatif
    SeriesA Undisclosed
  • Lenskart Solutions Pvt Ltd
    $24.7M
  • 261HOUSE Inc
    Undisclosed

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Clothing & Footwear is driving the growth in Apparel space

The sectorial representation of the Apparel industry based on growth in patenting activity and number of deals show, Clothing & Footwear as the emerging sector. Having less patent records, Outerwear, marks presence as the innovation sector with highest growth in patenting activity and deal size.

Clothing & Footwear and Clothing are the leading sectors with more than 2 thousand deals in last five years

Data from March 2017 onwards

Note: Bubble size represents the number of deals for that sector during the past five years.

Sectors No of Deals
Clothing & Footwear 3,114
Clothing 2,175
Outerwear 248
Underwear 187
Shorts & Trousers 153
Coats 116
Shirts 110
Bags, Purses & Wallets 54
Shoes & Boots 51
Hosiery 12
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