The global aerospace, defence & security industry experienced a 25% decline in the number of electronic warfare-related patent applications in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of electronic warfare-related grants dropped by 13% 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 electronic warfare-related patent applications in the aerospace, defence & security industry was 1,180 in Q3 2023, versus 1,567 in the prior quarter.
The top five companies accounted for 9% of patenting activity
Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Robert Bosch Stiftung filed the most electronic warfare patents within the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q3 2023. The company filed 27 electronic warfare-related patents in the quarter, compared with 23 in the previous quarter. It was followed by General Motors with 21 electronic warfare patent filings, Qualcomm (18 filings), and Kia (18 filings) in Q3 2023.
Patenting activity was driven by China with a 32% share of total patent filings
The largest share of electronic warfare related patent filings in the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q3 2023 was in China with 32%, followed by the US (23%) and South Korea (7%). The share represented by China was 5% higher than the 27% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.
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