Patent applications related to cloud decreased by 22% per year on average in the aerospace & defence industry since 2020
The global aerospace & defence industry experienced a 22% decline in annual average growth rate (AAGR) in the number of cloud-related patent applications between 2020 and 2022. The total number of cloud-related grants increased by an AAGR of 8% during the same period, according to GlobalData's patent analytics database.
Notably, the number of cloud-related patent applications in the aerospace & defence industry was 1,359 since 2020, while 904 applications were granted.
The top five companies by filings accounted for 14% of patent applications
Analysis of patent applications by company shows that Raytheon Technologies filed the most cloud patents within the aerospace & defence industry since 2020. The company filed 33 cloud-related patents since 2020.
It was followed by Baidu (30 applications), Ford Motor (17 applications), Honeywell International (17 applications) and Beijing Institute of Technology (15 applications).
The top five companies by grants accounted for 16% of successful patent grants
Analysis of patent grants by companies shows that Baidu was granted 23 patents related to cloud within the aerospace & defence industry since 2020. It was followed by Safran (13 grants), Raytheon Technologies (13 grants), Beijing Institute of Technology (12 grants) and Xidian University (12 grants).
Patent activity was driven by China with a 59% share of total patent publications
The largest share of cloud-related patent publications in the aerospace & defence industry since 2020 was held by China with 59%, followed by the US (13%) and South Korea (9%).
GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.
GlobalData’s Patents Analytics tracks patent filings and grants from official patent offices around the world. Proprietary 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