We monitored the patent publications of Daimler for the past 20 years at the USPTO. Its patent portfolio shows that they have their footprints in 57 different technology areas ranging from Databases and File Management to Business Methods.
Below are the top technology areas of their interest:
|Technology Areas||Number of Applications|
|Thermal and Combustion Technology, Motive and Fluid power systems||607|
|Computerized Vehicle Control and navigation, Radio Wave, Optical and Acoustic wave communication, Robotic Controls and Nuclear systems||261|
|Fuel Cells, Battery, Flammable Gas, Solar Cells. Liquid Crystal Compositions||148|
|Computer Graphic Processing, 3D Animation, Display Color Attributes,Object Processing, Hardware & Memory||104|
|Material and Article Handling||82|
Since they have patents covering a wide array of technologies so we thought why not check which type of companies are getting blocked by these patents. Refer to the table below for more information:
|Number of Blocked Assignee||939|
|Number of publications monitored||3278|
|Publications involved in rejections||1250|
|Number of 102/103 rejections||4264|
Which assignees faced most rejections?
Interestingly, ~4000 rejections (102/103 type) were given based on Daimler patents. It would be even more interesting to see which companies are getting rejections based on Daimler’s patents. The below chart shows the top competitors which get maximum rejections because of Daimler’s patents.
|Assignee||Applications Blocked||102 Rejections|
|GM Global Technology Operations||150||52|
|Ford Global Technologies||139||47|
We used our proprietary tool BOS to track which assignees were getting blocked by Daimler’s patents.
You can try it out from here –