The major manufacturers in the aerospace and defence industries have a total of 29,139 granted patents and 29,215 patent applications distributed into 22,345 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are USA, European Patent Officeand WIPO (PCT). The main technology areas are electric digital data processing, aeroplanes; helicopters and determining distance or velocity by use of radio waves. The top companies in this industry are BOEING, RAYTHEON and LOCKHEED MARTIN.
By showing the geographic breakdown of the patents in this technology field, it is possible to determine the territorial markets in which the technology field is prominent or which markets have opportunities for development.
USA is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 20,997 patents.
European Patent Office comes in 2nd with a total of 6,039 patents.
WIPO(PCT) rounds up the top 3 with a total of 4,350 patents.
Through grouping the patents in the technology field into their various technology areas, it is possible to identify the core technology areas of this field.
The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and important patents in this industry.
|1||US6642908||Switched beam antenna architecture|
|2||US8608900||Plasma reactor with feed forward thermal control system using a thermal model for accommodating RF power changes or wafer temperature changes|
|3||US7754322||Composite materials with blend of thermoplastic particles|
|4||US6855099||Manufacturing system for aircraft structures and other large structures|
|5||US8190714||System and method for computer cluster virtualization using dynamic boot images and virtual disk|
This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.