Patent applications related to cybersecurity decreased by 4% per year on average in the automotive industry since 2020
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The global automotive industry experienced a 4% decrease in annual average growth rate (AAGR) in the number of cybersecurity-related patent applications between 2020 and 2022. The total number of cybersecurity-related grants increased by an AAGR of 5% during the same period, according to GlobalData's patent analytics database.
Notably, the number of cybersecurity-related patent applications in the automotive industry was 42,024 since 2020, while 26,352 applications were granted.
The top five companies by filings accounted for 13% of patent applications
Analysis of patent applications by assignee shows that Huawei Investment & Holding filed the most cybersecurity patents within the automotive industry since 2020. The company filed 1,420 cybersecurity-related patents since 2020.
It was followed by Samsung Group (1,001 applications), Robert Bosch Stiftung (755 applications), Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (584 applications) and Qualcomm (539 applications).
The top five companies by grants accounted for 13% of successful patent grants
Analysis of patent grants by assignee shows that Huawei Investment & Holding was granted 825 patents related to cybersecurity within the automotive industry since 2020. It was followed by Samsung Group (708 grants), Apple (430 grants), Qualcomm (393 grants) and Microsoft (371 grants).
Patent activity was driven by the US with a 39% share of total patent publications
The largest share of cybersecurity-related patent publications in the automotive industry since 2020 was held by the US with 39%, followed by China (35%) and Japan (8%).
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.