The global automotive industry experienced a 69% decline in the number of cloud-related patent applications in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of cloud-related grants dropped by 65% in Q1 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. GlobalData’s Cloud Computing in Automotive – Thematic Intelligence market report provides a detailed understanding on how Cloud impacts the value chain in the Automotive sector, and the leading Cloud adopters and vendors in the market. Buy the report here.

Notably, the number of cloud-related patent applications in the automotive industry was 122 in Q1 2023, versus 398 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 27% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that LG filed the most cloud patents within the automotive industry in Q1 2023. The company filed 10 cloud-related patents in the quarter. It was followed by Microsoft with 7 cloud patent filings, International Business Machines (6 filings), and Robert Bosch Stiftung (5 filings) in Q1 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 25% share of total patent filings

The largest share of cloud related patent filings in the automotive industry in Q1 2023 was in the US with 25%, followed by China (9%) and Japan (7%). The share represented by the US was 12% higher than the 14% share it accounted for in Q4 2022.

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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.