The global consumer industry experienced a 40% decline in the number of artificial intelligence-related patent applications in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of artificial intelligence-related grants rose by 4% in Q3 2022, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Artificial Intelligence in Consumer – Patenting Activity in Q3 2022.

Notably, the number of artificial intelligence-related patent applications in the consumer industry was 295 in Q3 2022, versus 492 in the prior quarter.

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The top five companies accounted for 34% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that LG filed the most artificial intelligence patents within the consumer industry in Q3 2022. The company filed 35 artificial intelligence-related patents in the quarter, compared with 48 in the previous quarter. It was followed by GuangDong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications with 24 artificial intelligence patent filings, Haier Group (16 filings), and L'Oreal (12 filings) in Q3 2022.

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

The largest share of artificial intelligence related patent filings in the consumer industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 40%, followed by China (17%) and South Korea (4%). The share represented by the US was 14% higher than the 25% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

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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.