AeroVironment Patents – Key Insights and Stats

AeroVironment has a total of 1232 patents globally, out of which 560 have been granted. Of these 1232 patents, more than 53% patents are active. The United States of America is where AeroVironment has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Australia and Korea (South). Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of AeroVironment.

AeroVironment was founded in 1971 by Paul MacCready. AeroVironment designs, develops, and produces small unmanned aircraft and fast charge systems for electric industrial vehicle batteries. The Company offers long range tracking antenna, sensors, and missile systems. AeroVironment markets its products in the United States. As of September 2022, AeroVironment has a market cap of $2.50 Billion.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of AeroVironment which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find AeroVironment patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over AeroVironment patent portfolio.

How many patents do the Founder and CEO of AeroVironment have?

The Founder Paul MacCready 59 has patents and CEO Wahid Nawabi has 0 patents.

How many patents does AeroVironment have?

AeroVironment has a total of 1232 patents globally. These patents belong to 205 unique patent families. Out of 1232 patents, 656 patents are active.

How Many Patents did AeroVironment File Every Year?

AeroVironment Patents Filing Trend

Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.

Year of Patents Filing or GrantAeroVironment Applications FiledAeroVironment Patents Granted
201112316
20129622
20133937
20145122
20154733
20168929
20177656
20184050
20196056
202010881
20212659
2022635

How many AeroVironment patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

AeroVironment Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did AeroVironment File in Different Countries?

AeroVironment Worldwide Patents

Countries in which AeroVironment Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America329
Australia108
Korea (South)106
Japan97
Europe96
China62
Canada58
India50
Singapore47
Taiwan34
Germany19
Denmark15
Brazil6
Russia5
Mexico5
United Kingdom4
Spain4
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)4
Czech Republic3
Indonesia3
Italy1
Turkey1
Macao1
Argentina1
Austria1
New Zealand1
France1
Israel1

Where are Research Centers of AeroVironment Patents Located?

Research Centers of AeroVironment Patents

10 Best AeroVironment Patents

US6666796B1 is the most popular patent in the AeroVironment portfolio. It has received 203 citations so far from companies like Honda Motor, Icon Health & Fitness Inc, and Bionx Medical Technologies Inc.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of AeroVironment:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6666796B1203
US20140061376A1182
US20120249065A1145
US9404750B2133
US6756695B2127
US8505430B2122
JP2007535282A119
WO2011149544A1107
US20150014475A199
US7084520B279

Which Companies are using AeroVironment Patents to Advance their Research?

If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.

The top citing companies in the AeroVironment patent portfolio are DJI Technology, Boeing and Textron Innovations.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of patents
DJI Technology10
Boeing9
Textron Innovations6
Sikorsky Aircraft5
Honda Motor Company5
Aurora Flight Sciences5
Bell Textron Inc5
Ford Global Technologies5
IBM5
Northrop Grumman4

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on AeroVironment Patents

Top AeroVironment Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20120249065A123
US8244469B222
US9127908B214
US20140061376A112
US6756695B211
US8200413B211
US6666796B110
US7198225B210
US7122152B210
US8960482B28
US9834305B28
US9156551B27
US9199733B27
US20150014475A17
US7281681B27

What Percentage of AeroVironment US Patent Applications were Granted?

AeroVironment (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 367 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 279 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 88.01%.

Below are the key stats of AeroVironment patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for AeroVironment?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Concept Ip Llp16193.85%
Balzan Intellectual Property Law6783.61%
John A Griecci5998.25%
Nixon Peabody2776.92%
Crowell Chicago12100.00%
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton5100.00%
Dorsey & Whitney4100.00%
Steele Ip Law250.00%
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney1100.00%
Christopher E Fisher1100.00%

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What are AeroVironment key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by AeroVironment?

The chart below distributes patents filed by AeroVironment in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where AeroVironment thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D Focus: How has AeroVironment search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on September 12, 2022

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