Airport Technology

Analysis of patent filings shows an increase in supply chain and logistics related applications in the industry following a drop over the past year

Research and innovation in supply chain & logistics in the airport equipment supply, product and services sector has remained steady in the last quarter.

The most recent figures show that the number of supply chain and logistics related patent applications in the industry stood at 27 in the three months ending February – down from 43 over the same period in 2021, but up from 26 in the three months ending November.

Figures for patent grants related to supply chain and logistics fell – from 45 in the three months ending November last year (and 50 in the three months ending February 2021) to 24 in the three months to February 2022.

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