Patent applications related to cybersecurity decreased by 13% per year on average in the mining industry since 2020
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The global mining industry experienced a 13% decline 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 decreased by an AAGR of 1% during the same period, according to GlobalData's patent analytics database.
Notably, the number of cybersecurity-related patent applications in the mining industry was 31 since 2020, while 29 applications were granted.
The top five companies by filings accounted for 67% of patent applications
Analysis of patent applications by assignee shows that Enovis filed the most cybersecurity patents within the mining industry since 2020. The company filed 6 cybersecurity-related patents since 2020.
It was followed by China Energy Investment (3 applications), Anhui University of Science and Technology (2 applications), Rio Tinto (2 applications) and Ansteel Group (1 application).
The top five companies by grants accounted for 65% of successful patent grants
Analysis of patent grants by assignee shows that China Energy Investment was granted 6 patents related to cybersecurity within the mining industry since 2020. It was followed by Anhui University of Science and Technology (2 grants), China Railway Construction (1 grant), JFE (1 grant) and Jiangxi University (1 grant).
Patent activity was driven by China with a 74% share of total patent publications
The largest share of cybersecurity-related patent publications in the mining industry since 2020 was held by China with 74%, followed by the US (11%) and Japan (7%).
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