The global aerospace, defence & security industry experienced a 35% decline in the number of cybersecurity-related patent applications in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of cybersecurity-related grants dropped by 24% 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 cybersecurity-related patent applications in the aerospace, defence & security industry was 104 in Q3 2023, versus 159 in the prior quarter.
The top five companies accounted for 28% of patenting activity
Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Northrop Grumman filed the most cybersecurity patents within the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q3 2023. The company filed 9 cybersecurity-related patents in the quarter, compared with 1 in the previous quarter. It was followed by RTX with 7 cybersecurity patent filings, General Electric (5 filings), and Thales (4 filings) in Q3 2023.
Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 55% share of total patent filings
The largest share of cybersecurity related patent filings in the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q3 2023 was in the US with 55%, followed by South Korea (8%) and France (5%). The share represented by the US was 19% higher than the 36% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.
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