The global mining industry experienced a 25% decline in the number of batteries-related patent applications in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter. The total number of batteries-related grants rose by 5% in Q3 2023, according to GlobalData’s Patent Analytics. GlobalData’s databook Mining: Patents Trends Q3 2023 offers comprehensive insights into patenting trends, major players’ strategies, and geographical focus in the sector over the last three years. Buy the databook here.

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Notably, the number of batteries-related patent applications in the mining industry was 71 in Q3 2023, versus 95 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 63% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that ENEOS filed the most batteries patents within the mining industry in Q3 2023. The company filed 14 batteries-related patents in the quarter, compared with 15 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Mitsui Mining & Smelting with 12 batteries patent filings, JFE (9 filings), and Toyo Seikan Group (6 filings) in Q3 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by China with a 17% share of total patent filings

The largest share of batteries related patent filings in the mining industry in Q3 2023 was in China with 17%, followed by Japan (14%) and the US (14%). The share represented by China was 2% lower than the 19% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.

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This content was updated on 16 October 2023

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