Schaeffler saw the highest growth of 134% in patent filings in August and 101% in grants in September in Q3 2023. Compared to Q2 2023, Q3 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 80% and grants by 94%. 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 435 publications in Q3 2023

The Germany(DE) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 45% filings and 39% 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 39% of its grants in Germany(DE), 24% in China(CN), and 16% in United States(US).

Toyota Motor could be the strongest competitor for Schaeffler

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

Patents related to climate change and fuel cells lead Schaeffler's portfolio

Schaeffler has the highest number of patents in climate change followed by, fuel cells and industrial automation. For climate change, nearly 23% of patents were filed and 32% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

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 electric motors. For transmission and clutches, nearly 15% of patents were filed and 25% of patents were granted in Q3 2023.

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