The global aerospace, defence & security industry experienced a 49% decline in the number of robotics-related patent applications in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of robotics-related grants dropped by 24% in Q4 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. GlobalData’s databook Aerospace, Defense & Security: Patents Trends Q4 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 robotics-related patent applications in the aerospace, defence & security industry was 1,200 in Q4 2023, versus 2,344 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 8% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Wing Aviation filed the most robotics patents within the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q4 2023. The company filed 30 robotics-related patents in the quarter, compared with 10 in the previous quarter. It was followed by SZ DJI Technology with 22 robotics patent filings, Skydio (17 filings), and Toyota Motor (14 filings) in Q4 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 35% share of total patent filings

The largest share of robotics related patent filings in the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q4 2023 was in the US with 35%, followed by China (12%) and Japan (7%). The share represented by the US was 17% higher than the 18% share it accounted for in Q3 2023.

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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.