CATL Patents – Key Insights and Stats

CATL, short for Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited, has a total of 8114 patents globally, out of which 3640 have been granted. Of these 8114 patents, more than 87% patents are active. China is where CATL has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by countries in Europe and USA, it has generated an annual revenue of $14.17 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, China seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of CATL.

CATL was founded in the year 2011 by Robin Zeng. CATL is a Chinese battery and technology business that focuses on lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage systems, as well as battery management systems (BMS). As of April 2022, CATL has a market cap of $165.95 Billion.

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

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

The founder and CEO, Robin Zeng, has 239 patents.

How Many Patents did CATL File Every Year?

CATL 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 GrantCATL Applications FiledCATL Patents Granted
2011224
20123911
20137447
201410750
2015272111
2016712269
20171156373
20181554695
20191932759
20201281433
2021924484
202230402

How many patents does CATL have?

CATL has a total of 8114 patents globally. These patents belong to 5154 unique patent families. Out of 8114 patents, 7061 patents are active.

How many CATL patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

CATL Worldwide Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did CATL File in Different Countries?

CATL Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which CATL Filed Patents

CountryPatents
China4769
Europe898
United States Of America896
Germany259
Japan116
India92
Poland38
Indonesia31
Spain30
Hungary28
Portugal23
Australia2
Denmark2
Korea (South)1

Where are Research Centres of CATL Patents Located?

Research Centres of CATL

10 Best CATL Patents

CN108281662A is the most popular patent in the CATL portfolio. It has received 66 citations so far from companies like Shenzhen Xinyuan Flexible Technology, Huizhou Yiwei Lithium Energy, and Flextronics Technology.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
CN108281662A66
CN204946952U64
CN203631621U47
CN106910897A44
CN103094546A41
CN105098193A37
CN102347521A36
CN107437622A35
CN102931849A35
US20150104708A134

Which Companies are using CATL 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 CATL patent portfolio are Samsung SDI, LG, and Toyota.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Samsung SDI8
LG7
Toyota4
SK Innovation3
Ford Global Technologies3
Panasonic3
Sanyo2
Ricoh1
EnPower Inc1
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd1

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on CATL Patents

Top CATL Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20150104708A17
US20180212212A15
US20170092943A14
US9929396B23
US10490786B22
US10439220B22
US20170033354A12
US20180159111A12
US20170250400A12
US10411225B22
US10170734B22
US10500936B22
US20140038001A12
US20180240629A12
US20190348667A11

In 2021, CATL introduced its first-generation sodium-ion battery, as well as its AB battery pack solution, which can combine sodium-ion and lithium-ion cells into a single pack. Sodium-ion batteries will give a new solution for the use of clean energy and transportation electrification.

CATL’s first generation of sodium-ion batteries, which are based on a series of chemistry system breakthroughs, have high energy density, fast charging capabilities, exceptional thermal stability, great low-temperature performance, and high integration efficiency, among other features. CATL’s sodium-ion battery cell has an energy density of up to 160Wh/kg and can charge to 80 percent SOC in 15 minutes at normal temperature.

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What are CATL’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by CATL?

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

R&D Focus: How has CATL‘s search focus changed over the years?

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Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by CATL?

Updated on April 30, 2022

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