The global aerospace, defence & security industry experienced a 15% decline in the number of artificial intelligence-related patent applications in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of artificial intelligence-related grants dropped by 27% in Q1 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. The growing application of Artificial Intelligence will prove to have a transformative impact across multiple sectors. GlobalData’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market report helps keep abreast of the latest trends in Artificial Intelligence, market opportunity forecast and the competitive landscape. Buy the report here.
Notably, the number of artificial intelligence-related patent applications in the aerospace, defence & security industry was 244 in Q1 2023, versus 288 in the prior quarter.
The top five companies accounted for 14% of patenting activity
Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Aptiv filed the most artificial intelligence patents within the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q1 2023. The company filed 11 artificial intelligence-related patents in the quarter, compared with 7 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Raytheon Technologies with 7 artificial intelligence patent filings, Thales (6 filings), and Boeing (6 filings) in Q1 2023.
Patenting activity was driven by China with a 14% share of total patent filings
The largest share of artificial intelligence related patent filings in the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q1 2023 was in China with 14%, followed by the US (10%) and South Korea (8%). The share represented by China was 4% lower than the 18% share it accounted for in Q4 2022.
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