Berkshire Hathaway Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Berkshire Hathaway has a total of 31753 patents globally, out of which 16238 have been granted. Of these 31753 patents, more than 61% patents are active. United States of America is where Berkshire Hathaway has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Japan, it has generated an annual revenue of $245.51 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Berkshire Hathaway.

Berkshire Hathaway was founded in the year 1839 by Oliver Chace. Company is doing business in insurance, rail transportation, energy generation and distribution, manufacturing, and retailing. As of December 2021, Berkshire Hathaway has a market cap of $646.25 Billion.

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

How many patents does Berkshire Hathaway have?

Berkshire Hathaway has a total of 31753 patents globally. These patents belong to 9183 unique patent families. Out of 31753 patents, 19506 patents are active.

How many Berkshire Hathaway patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Berkshire Hathaway Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Berkshire Hathaway Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Berkshire Hathaway File Every Year?

Berkshire Hathaway 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 Hathaway Applications FiledBerkshire Hathaway Patents Granted
20111876838
20121748950
201317101019
201417921038
20151895985
201616151120
201713931274
201814741236
201910431111
20206881171
2021212971

How Many Patents did Berkshire Hathaway File in Different Countries?

Berkshire Hathaway Patent Portfolio Worldwide Filing Top 10 Countries

Countries in which Berkshire Hathaway Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America7893
Europe3096
Japan2434
China2119
Canada2103
Korea (South)1168
Brazil1131
Australia1101
India933
Germany650
Spain617
Mexico544
Russia513
Taiwan486
United Kingdom461
Israel377
Turkey361
Poland350
Singapore335
Austria322
Denmark182
Portugal181
Argentina156
South Africa95
Netherlands86
Norway76
Thailand69
Vietnam69
New Zealand65
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)61
Slovenia56
Indonesia51
Italy51
Malaysia48
Peru42
Hungary40
Chile35
Costa Rica27
Philippines27
Eurasia24
Colombia24
Ukraine15
France15
Bulgaria14
Czech Republic9
Gulf Cooperation Council9
Ecuador6
Saudi Arabia6
Croatia4
Kazakhstan4
Romania3
Cyprus3
Belgium3
Morocco2
Finland2
Serbia2
Jordan2
Uruguay2
Sweden2
Slovakia1
Africa1
Iceland1
Nicaragua1
Luxembourg1
Guatemala1

Where are Research Centers of Berkshire Hathaway Patents Located?

Berkshire Hathaway R&D Centers

10 Best Berkshire Hathaway Patents

US7343920B2 is the most popular patent in the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio. It has received 1132 citations so far from companies like Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Acclarent and Rotation Medical.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7343920B21132
US7510566B2877
US6485503B2759
US20020022861A1680
US7578825B2669
US8956342B1602
US7172615B2589
US7090676B2253
US20020100231A1253
US20090218891A1249

Which Companies are using Berkshire Hathaway 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 Berkshire Hathaway patent portfolio are Lubrizol, Johns Manville and BASF.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Lubrizol335
Johns Manville167
BASF70
Kennametal65
Samsung61
Afton Chemical56
ISCAR55
Halliburton Energy Services42
Nike38
Idemitsu Kosan34

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

Berkshire Hathaway Patent Portfolio

Top Berkshire Hathaway Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20060116296A134
US6117025A33
US20060125623A121
US20060079413A120
US20090210078A119
US20060183647A119
US20050280393A118
US20060025316A116
US20050036941A116
US20060204839A115

What Percentage of Berkshire Hathaway US Patent Applications were Granted?

Berkshire Hathaway (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 8 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 7 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 87.5%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Berkshire Hathaway?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Morrison & Foerster Llp475.00%
Kean Miller Llp1100.00%
Madeline I Johnston1100.00%
Morrison & Foerster1100.00%

Berkshire Hathaway has firmly established itself as one of the largest publicly traded firms in the world. Berkshire Hathaway, in addition to its high-priced stock, is one of the best-performing companies in the market, owning or controlling dozens of important corporations, including Geico, Fruit of the Loom, and Dairy Queen.

From its beginnings in the textile business, Although Berkshire Hathaway began in the textile sector, it has evolved into a conglomerate that invests in a varied range of big corporations, the company has expanded into a wide range of industries and sectors, including technology and food; and is a prime example of Warren Buffett’s famous value investing technique.

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What are Berkshire Hathaway key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Berkshire Hathaway?

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

R&D Focus: How Berkshire Hathaway search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on February 14, 2022

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