BMW Patents – Insights & Stats

BMW has a total of 61964 patents globally, out of which 23165 have been granted. Of these 61964 patents, more than 64% patents are active. Germany is where BMW has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and Europe, it has generated an annual revenue of $113.076 Billion. Parallelly, Germany seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of BMW.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, commonly known as BMW was founded in the year 1916 by Franz Josef Popp, Camillo Castiglioni, Karl Rapp, and Gustav Otto. Company is doing business in manufacturing of luxury vehicles and motorcycles. As of December 2021, BMW has a market cap of $58.59 Billion.

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

How many patents does BMW have?

BMW has a total of 61964 patents globally. These patents belong to 29794 unique patent families. Out of 61964 patents, 39973 patents are active.

How many BMW patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

BMW Worldwide Legal Trends

How Many Patents did BMW File Every Year?

BMW 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 GrantBMW Applications FiledBMW Patents Granted
20112482837
20122720972
201333511025
201439321094
201543181137
201648281375
201747751775
201850222042
201956532669
202032012351
20215842176

How Many Patents did BMW File in Different Countries?

BMW Patent Portfolio Worldwide Filing Top 10 Countries

Countries in which BMW Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Germany22792
United States Of America12067
Europe8671
United Kingdom5151
China3774
Japan1007
Canada690
Spain429
Austria280
Singapore262
Korea (South)251
India180
Australia122
Norway92
Brazil87
France80
Russia59
Denmark51
South Africa45
Poland40
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)33
Finland28
Turkey18
Sweden17
Portugal16
Hungary15
Slovenia15
Croatia12
Mexico10
New Zealand9
Israel7
Vietnam7
Taiwan7
Cyprus7
Argentina5
Ukraine4
Thailand3
Italy3
Eurasia2
Lithuania2
Africa2
Serbia1
Philippines1
Switzerland1
Netherlands1
Malaysia1
Bulgaria1
Iceland1
Saudi Arabia1

Where are Research Centers of BMW Patents Located?

BMW R&D Centers

10 Best BMW Patents

US6370454B1 is the most popular patent in the BMW portfolio. It has received 430 citations so far from companies like Nikon, International Business Machines, and Renault.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6370454B1430
USD552769S1384
USD544614S1341
US20060171200A1280
USD561357S1258
USD605793S1231
WO2013052950A1210
US6928370B2187
US6794781B2169
US6272840B1158

Which Companies are using BMW 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 BMW patent portfolio are General Electric, Raytheon Technologies and United Technologies.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
General Electric890
Raytheon Technologies649
United Technologies526
Siemens183
Ford Motor165
Pratt & Whitney164
Boeing101
Utc Aerospace Systems92
Gm Global Technology Operations89
Honeywell86

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on BMW Patents

BMW Patent Portfolio

Top BMW Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7317261B223
US8246299B222
US20120130891A121
US6794781B220
US8852720B219
US7938624B219
US20070176312A118
US8754760B217
US7451592B217
US8470460B216

What Percentage of BMW US Patent Applications were Granted?

BMW (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 89 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 81 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 92.05%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for BMW?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Crowell & Moring Llp2596.00%
Davis & Bujold P L L C18100.00%
Evenson Mckeown Edwards & Lenahan475.00%
Pillsbury Madison & Sutro4100.00%
Deutz Allis Corporation3100.00%
Evenson Mckeown Edwards & Lenahan Pllc2100.00%
Ford Global Technologies Llc2100.00%
Manelli Selter Pllc250.00%
Peter J Devlin2100.00%
The Law Offices Of2100.00%

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What are BMW key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by BMW?

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

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

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