Industrial Innovation: Aerospace & Defence Manufacturers

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018

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.

44,463Total Patents

29,139 Grants

29,215 Applications

Aerospace/Defence - Major Diversified has a grant to application ratio of 0.997, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 1.003 patent applications.

Aerospace/Defense - Major Diversified

Geographic Breakdown

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.

TOP 3 Countries

  • USA
    USA

    USA is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 20,997 patents.

  • European Patent Office
    European Patent Office

    European Patent Office comes in 2nd with a total of 6,039 patents.

  • WIPO(PCT)
    WIPO(PCT)

    WIPO(PCT) rounds up the top 3 with a total of 4,350 patents.

Key Technologies

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.

Key Technologies

Valuable Patents

The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and important patents in this industry.

Rank Patent Title
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

Main Companies

This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.

Main Companies

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