Berkshire Grey Patents – Insights and Stats (Updated 2024)

Berkshire Grey has a total of 689 patents globally, out of which 297 have been granted. Of these 689 patents, more than 88% patents are active. The United States of America is where Berkshire Grey has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Canada. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of Berkshire Grey.

Berkshire Grey was founded in 2013. The company operates as an automation and robotics solution company and offers intelligent automation and robotics solutions to automate online order fulfillment and store replenishment operations for leading retail, grocery, and eCommerce companies.

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

How many patents does Berkshire Grey have?

Berkshire Grey has a total of 689 patents globally. These patents belong to 77 unique patent families. Out of 689 patents, 609 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Berkshire Grey File Every Year?

Berkshire Grey Patent 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 GrantBerkshire Grey Applications FiledBerkshire Grey Patent Granted

How many Berkshire Grey patents are Alive/Dead?

Berkshire Grey Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Berkshire Grey File in Different Countries?

Berkshire Grey Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Berkshire Grey Filed Patents

United States Of America249
Europe (EPO)96

What key Technologies are covered by Berkshire Grey Patents?

Berkshire Grey Patent Technology Area

Through the 77 utility patents owned by Berkshire Grey, the company has patented innovations in various technological domains, particularly related to Robotics and Artificial Intelligence such as Robotic Distribution System, Robotic Picking System and Automated Inventory System. Interestingly, there were patents related to Automated Carrier system, Image Analysis and Resiliency Wheel.

The patent, US11866255B2, describes an automated carrier system capable of transporting objects. The system includes a track which is split into multiple sections over which the robotic machinery moves. This machinery includes a platform for carrying objects and wheels for changing its direction on different sections of track for transporting the objects.

A method for developing of a map of the surroundings of the robot arm to increase its efficiency is disclosed in the patent, US11826918B2, wherein a fiducial is attached to the end-effector of the robot arm. The robot clicks images of the fiducial from different angles which are then analysed to determine the fiducial’s position thereby aiding the robot camera to be aware of its surroundings and work more efficiently.

The patent, US7329636B1, describes a wheel consisting of a central hub, an outer rim and resilient elements. These elements function as tiny springs which absorb shocks and bumps efficiently and are designed as to handle extra pressure when required.

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

Berkshire Grey Technology Protected in Different Countries

R&D Focus: How Berkshire Grey Research Focus Changed Over the Years?

Berkshire Grey Technology through the years

10 Best Berkshire Grey Patents

US10350755B2 is the most popular patent in the Berkshire Grey portfolio. It has received 49 citations so far from companies like Walmart Apollo, Omron Corporation and Mujin Inc.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Berkshire Grey:

Publication NumberCitation Count

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Berkshire Grey patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Berkshire Grey invention. They couldn’t because Berkshire Grey had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 22 Berkshire Grey patents in 69 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Berkshire Grey patent portfolio are Toshiba, Siemens and Mp Zenrobotics Oy.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Berkshire Grey –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Berkshire Grey PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Mp Zenrobotics Oy22
Amp Robotics Corporation22
Dexterity Inc26
Embodied Intelligence Inc23
Fanuc Corporation14
Packsize Llc11

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Berkshire Grey Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Berkshire Grey

Top Berkshire Grey Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications

What Percentage of Berkshire Grey US Patent Applications were Granted?

Berkshire Grey (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 157 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 128 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 100.0%.

Below are the key stats of Berkshire Grey patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Berkshire Grey Granted US Patent Applications

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Berkshire Grey?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Gesmer Updegrove157100.00%

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