Continental saw the highest growth of 141% in patent filings and 164% in grants in August in Q3 2023. Compared to Q2 2023, Q3 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 42% and grants by 73%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Continental‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Continental has been focused on protecting inventions in European Patent Office(EPO) with 204 publications in Q3 2023

The European Patent Office(EPO) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 18% filings and 27% grants. The Germany(DE), United States(US), European Patent Office(EPO), and China(CN) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Continental is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Continental has 27% of its grants in European Patent Office(EPO), 23% in United States(US), and 21% in Germany(DE).

Toyota Motor could be the strongest competitor for Continental

In terms of grant share, Continental stands in seventh position among its competitors. Toyota Motor and Hyundai Motor secured the top positions according to recent patent publication data.

Patents related to industrial automation and climate change lead Continental's portfolio

Continental has the highest number of patents in industrial automation followed by, climate change and sustainable transportation. For industrial automation, nearly 16% of patents were filed and 15% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

Tires and wheels related patents lead Continental portfolio followed by controls and modules, and engine technologies

Continental has highest number of patents in tires and wheels followed by controls and modules, engine technologies, electrification technologies and transportation. For tires and wheels, nearly 12% of patents were filed and 6% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

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