The global consumer industry experienced a 42% 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 32% in Q2 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. The major themes impacting the consumer industry, in addition to robotics will be Digitalization, ESG and Cybersecurity among others. GlobalData’s Top Themes in Consumer, Packaging, and Foodservice 2023 report explains the trends and opportunities in each of these themes in detail. Buy the report here.

Notably, the number of robotics-related patent applications in the consumer industry was 145 in Q2 2023, versus 251 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 31% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Robert Bosch Stiftung filed the most robotics patents within the consumer industry in Q2 2023. The company filed 14 robotics-related patents in the quarter, compared with 12 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Rakuten Group with 8 robotics patent filings, iRobot (8 filings), and Strong Force Iot Portfolio 2016 (8 filings) in Q2 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 45% share of total patent filings

The largest share of robotics related patent filings in the consumer industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 45%, followed by China (16%) and Japan (6%). The share represented by the US was 13% higher than the 32% 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.