slackening on innovations, despite external challenges such as the pandemic,
the war in Ukraine and inflation. These results underscore Siemens’ innovation
capabilities and our focus on the entire range of industrial applications as
well as patent quality,” said Dr. Peter Körte, Chief Technology Officer and
Chief Strategy Officer of Siemens AG.
areas for Siemens AG’s patent portfolio are data security; machine learning and
artificial intelligence; modelling and simulation; transportation in smart
cities; additive manufacturing; and blockchain. All these technologies provide
digital-transformation solutions that are offered in the open, digital business
platform Siemens Xcelerator. At the same time, they show where the major levers
of digital transformation lie that can be used to achieve the urgently needed
steps toward greater sustainability.
strongest patent applicants worldwide
to innovations that create competitive advantages. Unless these ideas and
innovations enjoy solid protection, this advantage is quickly lost. For this
reason, Siemens’ intellectual property activities focus on strengthening its
competitiveness. The company holds a large number of granted patents worldwide
and thus ranks highly in other international statistics as well.
company’s founder, Werner von Siemens, once said, “I believe that one of the
main reasons our factories have thrived is that our products are largely based
on our own inventions.”
2022, Siemens filed 2,650 patents worldwide. During the same period, the
company reported 4,650 inventions, which amounts to 21 inventions per working
day. In total, Siemens holds more than 46,700 granted patents worldwide.
fiscal 2022, Siemens spent about €5.6 billion on research and development
(R&D), with some 46,900 people working in R&D at the company.