The global automotive industry experienced a 21% 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 28% in Q1 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. GlobalData’s Cybersecurity in Automotive – Thematic Research market report provides a detailed understanding on how Cybersecurity impacts the value chain in the Consumer 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 automotive industry was 1,836 in Q1 2023, versus 2,334 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 16% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Huawei Investment filed the most cybersecurity patents within the automotive industry in Q1 2023. The company filed 116 cybersecurity-related patents in the quarter, compared with 98 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Robert Bosch Stiftung with 58 cybersecurity patent filings, Samsung Group (47 filings), and Apple (40 filings) in Q1 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by China with a 33% share of total patent filings

The largest share of cybersecurity related patent filings in the automotive industry in Q1 2023 was in China with 33%, followed by the US (13%) and Japan (8%). The share represented by China was 4% lower than the 37% 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.