Lear saw the highest growth of 99% in patent filings in September and 160% in grants in July in Q3 2023. Compared to Q2 2023, Q3 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 32% and grants by 160%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Lear‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Lear has been focused on protecting inventions in China(CN) with 42 publications in Q3 2023

The China(CN) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 33% filings and 46% grants. The China(CN), United States(US), Germany(DE), and World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Lear is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Lear has 46% of its grants in China(CN), 33% in United States(US), and 17% in Germany(DE).

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Patents related to electric vehicles and climate change lead Lear's portfolio

Lear has the highest number of patents in electric vehicles followed by, climate change and alternative propulsion. For electric vehicles, nearly 21% of patents were filed and 8% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

Seating related patents lead Lear portfolio followed by active and passive safety, and electrified vehicles

Lear has highest number of patents in seating followed by active and passive safety, electrified vehicles, electric motors and printed circuit manufacturing. For seating, nearly 19% of patents were filed and 32% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

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