The global automotive industry experienced a 40% decline in the number of future of work-related patent applications in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of future of work-related grants dropped by 40% in Q2 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. GlobalData’s Future of Work – Thematic Research report explains how the theme future of work is impacting the workforce across different sectors, it presents key technology, macroeconomic and regulatory trends, market size and growth forecasts for technologies that will play a key role in the theme. Buy the report here.

Notably, the number of future of work-related patent applications in the automotive industry was 3,213 in Q2 2023, versus 5,327 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 10% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Robert Bosch Stiftung filed the most future of work patents within the automotive industry in Q2 2023. The company filed 80 future of work-related patents in the quarter, compared with 156 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Denso with 72 future of work patent filings, Ford Motor (66 filings), and Mitsubishi Electric (50 filings) in Q2 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 40% share of total patent filings

The largest share of future of work related patent filings in the automotive industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 40%, followed by China (33%) and Japan (8%). The share represented by the US was 0.06% higher than the 40% 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.