Schaeffler saw the highest growth of 106% in patent filings in February and 141% in grants in January in Q1 2024. Compared to Q4 2023, Q1 2024 saw an increase in patent filings by 92% and grants by 141%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Schaeffler‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Schaeffler has been focused on protecting inventions in Germany(DE) with 312 publications in Q1 2024

The Germany(DE) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 35% filings and 45% grants. The Germany(DE), China(CN), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), and United States(US) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Schaeffler is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Schaeffler has 45% of its grants in Germany(DE), 22% in China(CN) and 22% in United States(US).

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Schaeffler stands in second position with respect to its patent publications among its competitors.

Patents related to fuel cells and industrial automation lead Schaeffler's portfolio

Schaeffler has the highest number of patents in fuel cells followed by, industrial automation and climate change. For fuel cells, nearly 21% of patents were filed and 2% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

Transmission and clutches related patents lead Schaeffler portfolio followed by electrified vehicles, and electrical products

Schaeffler has highest number of patents in transmission and clutches followed by electrified vehicles, electrical products, electrification technologies, and engine technologies. For transmission and clutches, nearly 11% of patents were filed and 27% of patents were granted in Q1 2024.

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