CATL Patents – Key Insights and Stats

CATL has a total of 14318 patents globally, out of which 7704 have been granted. Of these 14318 patents, more than 89% patents are active. China is where CATL has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by the United States of America and Europe. Parallelly, China seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of CATL.

CATL was founded in the year 2011. CATL operates as a battery products manufacturing company. The company manufactures and markets power battery components, energy storage batteries, systems, and other goods. Moreover, CATL offers services for recycling batteries. As of March 2023, Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited has a market cap of $137.76 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 Yuqun Zeng have 159 patents.

How many patents does CATL have?

CATL has a total of 14318 patents globally. These patents belong to 9366 unique patent families. Out of 14318 patents, 12811 patents are active.

How Many Patents did CATL File Every Year?

CATL Patent Filling 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
20232642
202227172183
202126151280
20202200974
20192400925
20181733752
20171249410
2016809292
2015301116
201411953
20137555
20124612
2011267

How many CATL patents are Alive/Dead?

CATL Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did CATL File in Different Countries?

CATL Worldwide Patent Filling

Countries in which CATL Filed Patents

CountryPatent
China8541
United States Of America1265
Europe1224
Germany447
Korea (South)338
Japan267
Indonesia169
India164
Italy87
Spain66
Hungary65
Poland64
Portugal38
Norway16
Australia13
Canada12
Brazil6
Denmark3
Viet Nam2
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1

Where are Research Centres of CATL Patents Located?

R&D Centers of CATL

10 Best CATL Patents

CN101450815A is the most popular patent in the CATL portfolio. It has received 85 citations so far from companies like Jingmen GEM New Material, Ningxia Baichuan New Material and Hunan Kefeite High-tech.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
CN101450815A85
CN101555030A76
CN204946952U68
CN203631621U61
CN106910897A59
CN105098193A56
CN109888235A45
CN103094546A45
CN102101701A41
US20150104708A138

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 49 CATL patents in 116 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the CATL patent portfolio are Samsung, LG and Ningde Amperex Technology.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing CATL –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing CATL PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Samsung819
LG1012
Toyota56
Ningde Amperex Technology58
Sk Innovation46
Ford33
Sanyo26
Panasonic28
University Of South Florida24
Polestar11

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
US10541410B23
US20180198132A12
US20140038001A12
US10629868B22
US10439220B22
US10490786B22
US20170033354A12
US20170250400A12
US10581042B22
US10601023B22
US20190305319A12
US10170734B21
US20180315568A11
US20180115176A11

What Percentage of CATL US Patent Applications were Granted?

CATL (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 6 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 100%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for CATL?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Scully Scott Murphy & Presser30%
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton20%
The Dobrusin Law Firm1100%

What are CATL 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 search focus changed over the years?

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