The global aerospace, defence & security industry experienced a 40% decline in the number of artificial intelligence-related patent applications in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of artificial intelligence-related grants dropped by 21% in Q3 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. GlobalData’s databook Aerospace, Defense & Security: Patents Trends Q3 2023 offers comprehensive insights into patenting trends, major players’ strategies, and geographical focus in the sector over the last three years. Buy the databook here.
Notably, the number of artificial intelligence-related patent applications in the aerospace, defence & security industry was 325 in Q3 2023, versus 542 in the prior quarter.
The top five companies accounted for 20% of patenting activity
Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Boeing filed the most artificial intelligence patents within the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q3 2023. The company filed 21 artificial intelligence-related patents in the quarter, compared with 13 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Thales with 14 artificial intelligence patent filings, RTX (11 filings), and Agency For Defense Development (9 filings) in Q3 2023.
Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 49% share of total patent filings
The largest share of artificial intelligence related patent filings in the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q3 2023 was in the US with 49%, followed by China (15%) and South Korea (9%). The share represented by the US was 8% higher than the 41% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.
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