Research and innovation in machine learning in the major banks, central banks, and non-bank competitors sector has declined in the last year.
The most recent figures show that the number of related patent applications in the industry stood at 346 in the three months ending June – down from 595 over the same period in 2021.
Figures for patent grants related to followed a different pattern to filings – growing from 154 in the three months ending June 2021 to 181 in the same period in 2022.
The figures are compiled by GlobalData, who track patent filings and grants from official offices around the world. Using textual analysis, as well as official patent classifications, these patents are grouped into key thematic areas, and linked to key companies across various industries.
is one of the key areas tracked by GlobalData. It has been identified as being a key disruptive force facing companies in the coming years, and is one of the areas that companies investing resources in now are expected to reap rewards from.
The figures also provide an insight into the largest innovators in the sector.
Ping An Insurance was the top innovator in the major banks, central banks, and non-bank competitors sector in the latest quarter. The company, which has its headquarters in China, filed 79 related patents in the three months ending June. That was down from 200 over the same period in 2021.
It was followed by the United States based Capital One with 72 patent applications, the US based Bank of America (33 applications), and the United States based PayPal (31 applications).
Bank of Montreal has recently ramped up R&D in . It saw growth of 76.9% in related patent applications in the three months ending June compared to the same period in 2021 - the highest percentage growth out of all companies tracked with more than 10 quarterly patents in the major banks, central banks, and non-bank competitors sector.