Carrier Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Carrier has a total of 18869 patents globally, out of which 9643 have been granted. Of these 18869 patents, more than 44% patents are active. United States of America is where Carrier has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Europe. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Carrier.

Carrier was founded in the year 1902 by Willis Carrier. Comapny manufactures HVAC equipment and aslo they offers heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration solutions. They serves customers worldwide. As of December 2022, the market cap of Carrier is $ 34.70 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Carrier have?

The founder Willis Carrier has 0 patent and CEO David Gitlin have 7 patents.

How many patents does Carrier have?

Carrier has a total of 18869 patents globally. These patents belong to 6893 unique patent families. Out of 18869 patents, 8312 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Carrier File Every Year?

Carrier 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 GrantCarrier Applications FiledCarrier Patents Granted
2022272951
2021443933
20201268721
20191390674
20181285538
20171018424
2016873386
2015694323
2014546280
2013571291
2012710365
2011633288

How many Carrier patents are Alive/Dead?

Carrier Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Carrier File in Different Countries?

Carrier Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Carrier Filed Patents

United States Of America3904
China2995
Europe2873
Germany1404
Spain606
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)599
Korea (South)500
Japan468
Canada368
India321
Australia308
Singapore284
Denmark227
Mexico189
Brazil184
Austria169
United Kingdom133
Russia123
Norway117
Malaysia115
Taiwan81
Italy66
Finland64
France48
Poland42
Saudi Arabia29
Philippines17
South Africa14
Argentina13
Portugal11
Israel9
Netherlands8
New Zealand7
Turkey6
United Arab Emirates5
Indonesia4
Croatia4
Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro3
Chile3
Switzerland3
Slovenia2
Egypt2
Czech Republic2
Viet Nam1
Hungary1
Costa Rica1
Sweden1
Thailand1
Romania1
Algeria1

Where are Research Centres of Carrier Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Carrier

10 Best Carrier Patents

US6441723B1 is the most popular patent in the Carrier portfolio. It has received 577 citations so far from companies like Power-Linx, High Technologies and LG Electronics.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6441723B1577
US20040262410A1340
US20070024706A1328
US7212887B2237
US7188482B2232
US7261762B2227
US6434960B1212
US6643567B2206
US6993414B2200
US7092794B1197

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO used 1245 Carrier patents in 5744 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Carrier patent portfolio are LG, Johnson and Lennox Industries.

List of the Companies who’s Patents were rejected citing Carrier –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Carrier PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
LG81171
Johnson79270
Lennox Industries74209
Mitsubishi Electric72129
Thermo King51141
Trane International49144
Google4188
Daikin40120
Emerson Climate Technologies39113
Samsung3375

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Carrier Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Carrier

Top Carrier Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20070024706A133
US7151454B227
US8797138B223
US7261762B219
US7995652B218
US20070024705A118
US8863540B217
US7380279B216
US8030880B214
US20080243614A114
US7693739B213
US7484662B213
US8671703B212
US7640512B111
US8310365B210

What Percentage of Carrier US Patent Applications were Granted?

Carrier (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 2796 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1506 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 68.55%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Carrier?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Cantor Colburn Carrier185465.49%
Carlson Gaskey & Olds30067.00%
Bachman & Lapointe10564.76%
Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan9666.67%
Bachman & Lapointe4981.63%
Locke Lord3793.55%
Carlson Gaskey & Olds Carrier Corporation2772.73%
Donald F Daley23100.00%
Fish & Richardson22100.00%
Bachman & Lapointe Carrier2084.62%

What are Carrier key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Carrier?

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

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

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Updated on January 2, 2023

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