China Mobile Patents – Key Insights and Stats

China Mobile has a total of 21964 patents globally, out of which 10797 have been granted. Of these 21964 patents, more than 79% patents are active. China is where China Mobile has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and Europe, it has generated an annual revenue of $120.45 Billion. Parallelly, China seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of China Mobile.

China Mobile was founded in the year 1997, is state-owned enterprise directly controlled by the government of the People’s Republic of China. Company is doing business in telecommunication services. The Company offers wireline voice, broadband, roaming, and other related services. As of December 2021, China Mobile has a market cap of $121.90 Billion.

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

How many patents does China Mobile have?

China Mobile has a total of 21964 patents globally. These patents belong to 20123 unique patent families. Out of 21964 patents, 17516 patents are active.

How many China Mobile patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

China Mobile Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

China Mobile Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did China Mobile File Every Year?

China Mobile 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 GrantChina Mobile Applications FiledChina Mobile Patents Granted
20111069391
20121159565
20131307581
20141359697
20151379645
20161767719
20172181758
201823801048
201928311310
202019001582
20214591797

How Many Patents did China Mobile File in Different Countries?

China Mobile Patent Portfolio Worldwide Filing Top 10 Countries

Countries in which China Mobile Filed Patents

CountryPatents
China20018
United States Of America283
Europe219
Japan111
India108
Korea (South)79
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)61
Canada18
Australia18
Singapore16
Russia15
Brazil9
Turkey3
Austria2
Taiwan1
Germany1

Where are Research Centers of China Mobile Patents Located?

China Mobile R&D Centers

10 Best China Mobile Patents

US20100268908A1 is the most popular patent in the China Mobile portfolio. It has received 148 citations so far from companies like Fujitsu, Pure Storage and Tencent Technology.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of China Mobile:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20100268908A1148
CN102375853A87
CN101631133A67
CN102096602A64
CN103051772A63
CN101541088A61
CN102404815A60
WO2011023057A160
CN102625005A59
CN102811497A59

Which Companies are using China Mobile 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 China Mobile patent portfolio are Huawei, Ericsson and Qualcomm.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Huawei54
Ericsson40
Qualcomm33
ZTE20
Samsung19
Nokia19
Cisco16
Aptiv Technologies15
At&T Mobility10
Deutsche Bank8

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on China Mobile Patents

China Mobile Patent Portfolio

Top China Mobile Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8762461B28
US8670447B27
US8917687B27
US8605646B27
US8909812B26
US88121964B26
US20130070719A16
US20110286370A16
US8666440B26
US8040426B25

What Percentage of China Mobile US Patent Applications were Granted?

China Mobile (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 248 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 136 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 73.51%.

Below are the key stats of China Mobile patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for China Mobile?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Price Heneveld Llp4366.67%
Workman Nydegger3666.67%
Morgan Lewis & Bockius Llp Sf2263.64%
Syncoda Llc1978.57%
Mintz Levin Special Group1775.00%
Bakerhostetler China Pat1683.33%
Arch & Lake Llp1383.33%
Harness Dickey Troy1369.23%
Fay Kaplun & Marcin Llp7100.00%
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Llp West Coast771.43%

China Mobile is refining the Mobile Internet of Things through open labs, developer tools, and field experiments.

China Mobile has one of the world’s largest 4G networks, with 1.5 million LTE base stations spread across the country. That vast network is currently being adapted to enable Mobile Internet of Things (Mobile IoT) applications. China Mobile intends to deliver low-power wide-area connectivity for a variety of consumer and enterprise applications by upgrading its base stations to accommodate NB-IoT technology. China Mobile has been testing the capabilities of new technologies with businesses and industry vendors.

Simultaneously, China Mobile is developing an ecosystem to support the development of suitable equipment and applications that can fully use the Mobile IoT’s potential. In Beijing, a new open IoT lab will let enterprise partners and equipment vendors to create and test innovative Mobile IoT devices and applications. The operator is also conducting live tests of Mobile IoT applications, such as smart parking and water quality monitoring services, in order to assess the technology’s potential and investigate the business case.

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What are China Mobile key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by China Mobile?

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

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

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