The global aerospace, defence & security industry experienced a 17% decline in the number of cybersecurity-related patent applications in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of cybersecurity-related grants dropped by 23% in Q1 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. GlobalData’s Cybersecurity in Defense – Thematic Research market report provides a detailed understanding on how Cybersecurity impacts the value chain in the Aerospace, Defence & Security sector, and the leading Cybersecurity adopters and vendors in the market. Buy the report here.

Notably, the number of cybersecurity-related patent applications in the aerospace, defence & security industry was 72 in Q1 2023, versus 87 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 42% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Thales filed the most cybersecurity patents within the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q1 2023. The company filed 8 cybersecurity-related patents in the quarter, compared with 8 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Boeing with 7 cybersecurity patent filings, BAE Systems (6 filings), and Qualcomm (5 filings) in Q1 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 14% share of total patent filings

The largest share of cybersecurity related patent filings in the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q1 2023 was in the US with 14%, followed by China (11%) and South Korea (6%). The share represented by the US was 1% higher than the 13% share it accounted for in Q4 2022.

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GlobalData’s Patent Analytics tracks patent filings and grants from official offices around the world. Textual analysis and official patent classifications are used to group patents into key thematic areas and link them to specific companies across the world’s largest industries.