Blue Origin Patents – Insights and Stats (Updated 2024)

Blue Origin has a total of 142 patents globally, out of which 75 have been granted. Of these 142 patents, more than 64% patents are active. The United States of America is where Blue Origin has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Russia and Europe (EPO). Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Blue Origin.

Blue Origin was founded in 2000 by Jeff Bezos with the vision to enable a future where millions of people are living and working in space. Blue believes we must protect Earth by moving heavy industries that stress our planet into space, and enable humanity to expand, explore, and find new energy and material resources. Blue Origin is doing business in Aerospace Industry. The company offers a range of products on Aerospace, Renewable Energy and Engines, etc.

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

How many patents does Blue Origin have?

Blue Origin has a total of 142 patents globally. These patents belong to 71 unique patent families. Out of 142 patents, 91 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Blue Origin File Every Year?

Blue Origin 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 GrantBlue Origin Applications FiledBlue Origin Patent Granted
20247
202318
2022111
2021161
202073
201961
20184
20172
201621
2015

How many Blue Origin patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Blue Origin Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Blue Origin File in Different Countries?

Blue Origin Worldwide Patent Filing

Where are Research Centers of Blue Origin Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Blue Origin

What key Technologies are covered by Blue Origin Patents?

Blue Origin Technology Area

As one of the leading players in the space industry, Blue Origin has amassed a significant portfolio of patents reflecting its innovative approaches to space exploration, launch technologies, and aerospace engineering. Let’s explore the diverse technology areas that Blue Origin has embraced:

The company has filed a significant number of patents in the field of Launch Vehicle Systems, exemplified by patents such as US11649073B2, titled “Control surfaces for use with high-speed vehicles, and associated systems and methods.” This describes rockets and launch vehicles that have special parts called control surfaces, which help steer them. It is about using these control surfaces to steer and safely land rockets and launch vehicles, whether they’re going up or coming back down.

In the realm of Space Exploration, Blue Origin has patents like US20240035379A1, which delves into Lunar Exploration, and US7055625B1, which pertains to a drilling system.

Additionally, under Electrical System, patent US20140017915A1 addresses an Electrical grounding system.

Mechanical Component encompass patents related to fasteners and other coupling components crucial for various applications.

Furthermore, Blue Origin has patents dedicated to Space Debris Management, such as US20230192324A1. This describes a system to protect space vehicles from small objects like micrometeoroids and orbital debris (MMOD) while in space.

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

Blue Origin Technology Protected in Different Countries

R&D Focus: How Blue Origin Research Focus Changed Over the Years?

Blue Origin Technology Through the Years

10 Best Blue Origin Patents

US6712574B1 is the most popular patent in the Blue Origin portfolio. It has received 75 citations so far from companies like Caterpillar, Woodpecker, and Erico International Corporation.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Blue Origin:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6712574B175
US7055625B146
US8678321B232
US8534983B231
US8534530B219
US6550549B218
US8729442B217
US7215045B115
US20110302905A112
US8581452B211

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Blue Origin patents?

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 13 Blue Origin patents in 47 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Blue Origin patent portfolio are Irobot Corporation, Airbus and The Bradbury.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Blue Origin –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Blue Origin PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Irobot Corporation34
Airbus25
The Bradbury13
Meld Manufacturing Corporation13
Ecomotors11
Pangea Aerospace11
Esab Ab13
Crosswing11
Total Sa13
Evident Corporation11

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Blue Origin Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Blue Origin

Top Blue Origin Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8534983B25
US7055625B15
US8581452B24
US8358457B22
US8408443B22
US8729442B21
US8878111B21
US8720067B21
US10266282B21
US6712574B11
US9487308B21
US8424808B21
US8534530B21

What Percentage of Blue Origin US Patent Applications were Granted?

Blue Origin (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 58 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 35 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 85.37%.

Below are the key stats of Blue Origin patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Blue Origin Granted US Patent Applications

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Blue Origin?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess rate
Hogan Lovells Us Llp38100.00%
Perkins Coie Llp920.00%
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear Llp6100.00%
Summit Patents Pc3100.00%
K&L Gates Llp2100.00%

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