The global aerospace, defence & security industry experienced a 17% decline in the number of cybersecurity-related patent applications in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of cybersecurity-related grants dropped by 23% in Q1 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. GlobalData’s Cybersecurity in Defense – Thematic Research market report provides a detailed understanding on how Cybersecurity impacts the value chain in the Aerospace, Defence & Security sector, and the leading Cybersecurity adopters and vendors in the market. Buy the report here.
Notably, the number of cybersecurity-related patent applications in the aerospace, defence & security industry was 72 in Q1 2023, versus 87 in the prior quarter.
The top five companies accounted for 42% of patenting activity
Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Thales filed the most cybersecurity patents within the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q1 2023. The company filed 8 cybersecurity-related patents in the quarter, compared with 8 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Boeing with 7 cybersecurity patent filings, BAE Systems (6 filings), and Qualcomm (5 filings) in Q1 2023.
Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 14% share of total patent filings
The largest share of cybersecurity related patent filings in the aerospace, defence & security industry in Q1 2023 was in the US with 14%, followed by China (11%) and South Korea (6%). The share represented by the US was 1% higher than the 13% share it accounted for in Q4 2022.
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