The global aerospace, defence & security industry experienced a 50% decline in the number of internet of things-related patent applications in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of internet of things-related grants dropped by 38% 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.

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Notably, the number of internet of things-related patent applications in the aerospace, defence & security industry was 66 in Q3 2023, versus 131 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 27% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Kia filed the most internet of things patents within the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q3 2023. The company filed 4 internet of things-related patents in the quarter. It was followed by Hyundai Motor with 4 internet of things patent filings, Byrna Technologies (4 filings), and Xiamen University (3 filings) in Q3 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 59% share of total patent filings

The largest share of internet of things related patent filings in the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q3 2023 was in the US with 59%, followed by South Korea (18%) and China (6%). The share represented by the US was 15% higher than the 44% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.

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This content was updated on 16 October 2023

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