The global automotive industry experienced a 55% decline in the number of robotics-related patent applications in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of robotics-related grants dropped by 13% in Q2 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. GlobalData’s Robotics in Automotive – Thematic Intelligence market report provides a detailed understanding on how Robotics impacts the value chain in the Automotive sector, and the leading Robotics adopters and vendors in the market. Buy the report here.

Notably, the number of robotics-related patent applications in the automotive industry was 570 in Q2 2023, versus 1,253 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 10% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that NVIDIA filed the most robotics patents within the automotive industry in Q2 2023. The company filed 14 robotics-related patents in the quarter, compared with 14 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Robert Bosch Stiftung with 13 robotics patent filings, Alphabet (12 filings), and Ford Motor (11 filings) in Q2 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 62% share of total patent filings

The largest share of robotics related patent filings in the automotive industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 62%, followed by China (22%) and Japan (5%). The share represented by the US was 20% higher than the 42% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.

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This content was updated on 2 August 2023


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GlobalData’s Patent Analytics tracks patent filings and grants from official offices around the world. Textual 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.