The global aerospace, defence & security industry experienced a 50% decline in the number of robotics-related patent applications in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of robotics-related grants dropped by 34% in Q2 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. GlobalData’s Robotics in Defense – Thematic Intelligence market report provides a detailed understanding on how Robotics impacts the value chain in the Aerospace, Defence & Security sector, and the leading Robotics adopters and vendors in the market. Buy the report here.

Notably, the number of robotics-related patent applications in the aerospace, defence & security industry was 453 in Q2 2023, versus 914 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 9% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Boeing filed the most robotics patents within the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q2 2023. The company filed 12 robotics-related patents in the quarter, compared with 19 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Toshiba with 9 robotics patent filings, Sony Group (8 filings), and State Grid Corporation of China (7 filings) in Q2 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 57% share of total patent filings

The largest share of robotics related patent filings in the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 57%, followed by China (21%) and Japan (6%). The share represented by the US was 15% higher than the 42% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.

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This content was updated on 2 August 2023

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