Ericsson Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Ericsson has a total of 100014 patents globally, out of which 33853 have been granted. Of these 100014 patents, more than 67% patents are active. The United States of America is where Ericsson has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Germany. Parallelly, The United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also Sweden is the origin country of Ericsson.

Ericsson was founded in 1876. The Company operates as a provider of telecommunications equipment and related services. The Company offers its products and services to mobile and fixed network operators, as well as provides communications networks, telecom services and multimedia solutions. Ericsson operates globally.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Ericsson have?

The Founder Lars Magnus Ericsson has 16 patents and the CEO Borje Ekholm have 0 patent.

How many patents does Ericsson have?

Ericsson has a total of 100014 patents globally. These patents belong to 39280 unique patent families. Out of 100014 patents, 67969 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Ericsson File Every Year?

Ericsson 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 GrantEricsson Applications FiledEricsson Patents Granted
2023206992
202219752650
202149063876
202072133863
201977004191
201877562777
201783132617
201678512408
201578921918
201471452119
201371402173
201269912166
201161812103

How many Ericsson patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Ericsson Patent Portfolio

 How Many Patents did Ericsson File in Different Countries?

Ericsson Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Ericsson Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America20422
Europe17098
Germany8356
China8034
India5478
Austria5099
Japan3496
Korea (South)1644
Brazil1536
Spain1329
Russia1103
Mexico1078
South Africa811
Canada740
Poland689
Denmark681
Indonesia661
Australia650
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)611
Taiwan458
Malaysia435
Argentina419
Viet Nam361
Italy349
Portugal339
Philippines326
Israel261
Colombia255
Norway244
Singapore230
Hungary196
New Zealand182
Africa177
Africa126
Bangladesh100
Chile88
Morocco73
Turkey70
United Kingdom58
Egypt48
Kenya35
Estonia23
Finland5
Saudi Arabia4
United Arab Emirates4
France4
Slovenia3
Malta3
Slovakia3
Cyprus3
Pakistan3
Eurasia2
Croatia2
Sweden2
Costa Rica1
Ukraine1
Republic of Moldova1
Serbia1
Dominican Republic1
Switzerland1
El Salvador1
Nicaragua1
Lithuania1
Uzbekistan1
Czech Republic1
Gulf Cooperation Council1
Mongolia1
Ireland1
Algeria1
Peru1
Panama1

Where are Research Centers of Ericsson Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Ericsson

 10 Best Ericsson Patents

US20170331670A1 is the most popular patent in the Ericsson portfolio. It has received 779 citations so far from companies like Qualcomm, Mediatek and Samsung.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20170331670A1779
US20170331577A1676
US20110317559A1445
US20120300615A1351
US20110161409A1329
US20130163426A1309
US20130272305A1307
US20110286324A1306
US20130163475A1298
US20110176461A1298

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 31 Ericsson patents in 286 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Ericsson patent portfolio are Qualcomm, Huawei and Samsung.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Ericsson –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Ericsson PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Qualcomm24486018
Huawei15943244
Samsung12352817
LG10881968
Apple6091255
Cisco Technology5141055
Intel444938
Nec Corp431855
Nokia4192035
IBM362708

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Ericsson Patents

Top Ericsson Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20170331670A169
US20170331577A156
US8265033B254
US20110292895A145
US8918535B243
US20110317559A135
US8588057B234
US20120303835A134
US20140171062A132
US8243682B231
US8762501B231
US20110176461A131
US20120300615A128
US20110286324A127
US8751679B226

What Percentage of Ericsson US Patent Applications were Granted?

Ericsson (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 26744 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 19027 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 83.2%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Ericsson?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Ericsson511977.09%
Coats & Bennett348684.98%
Murphy Bilak & Homiller261282.31%
Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck160388.31%
Christopher & Weisberg136690.97%
Sage Patent Group Zacco122977.79%
Nixon & Vanderhye116582.24%
Baker Botts114889.98%
Withrow & Terranova111789.24%
Sage Patent99292.27%

What are Ericsson key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Ericsson?

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

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

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