Garmin Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2024)

Garmin has a total of 1941 patents globally, out of which 1391 have been granted. Of these 1941 patents, more than 56% patents are active. United States of America is where Garmin has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe (EPO) and China. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Garmin.

Garmin was founded in the year 1993. The Company provides navigation, communications and information devices. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets hand-held, portable, and fixed mount GPS-enabled products.

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

How many patents does Garmin have?

Garmin has a total of 1941 patents globally. These patents belong to 928 unique patent families. Out of 1941 patents, 1097 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Garmin File Every Year?

Garmin 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 GrantGarmin Applications FiledGarmin Patents Granted
2024 29
20232449
20222647
20217159
20207484
2019113117
201811272
20179082
201610681
201511269
201412584
201311864

How many Garmin patents are Alive/Dead?

Garmin Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Garmin File in Different Countries?

Garmin Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Garmin Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States of America1048
Europe (EPO)206
China173
Germany109
United Kingdom78
Japan59
Taiwan54
Austria49
Canada18
Netherlands15
Korea (South)6
Australia4
Finland3
Spain2
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)2
Denmark1
Poland1
New Zealand1

Where are Research Centres of Garmin Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Garmin

10 Best Garmin Patents

US8961191B2 is the most popular patent in the Garmin portfolio. It has received 783 citations so far from companies like Ethicon Llc, Shimano Inc and Cilag Gmbh.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US8961191B2783
US6837827B1542
US6841947B2362
US6816782B1359
US7398151B1358
US8170790B2326
US7353139B1322
US20100087230A1312
US6801855B1304
USD626437S1303

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 411 Garmin patents in 5255 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Garmin patent portfolio are Samsung, Apple and Honeywell.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Garmin –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Garmin PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Samsung59214
Apple47183
Honeywell45190
Boeing30139
Navico Holding30168
Google35108
IBM2782
Microsoft2493
Epson2060
Ford2087

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Garmin Patents

Top Garmin Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7827000B240
US7778118B231
US20130050131A126
US6841947B225
US20100087230A123
US20100205242A122
US8214139B218
US9229575B218
US8170790B217
US6837827B117
US7602302B216
US20100049397A116
US7467060B215
US8055469B214
US9140568B214

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What are Garmin key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Garmin?

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

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

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