Garmin has a total of 1837 patents globally, out of which 1315 have been granted. Of these 1837 patents, more than 65% patents are active. United States of America is where Garmin has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and China. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Garmin.
Garmin was founded in 1989 by Min Kao and Gary Burrell. Garmin provides navigation, communications, and information devices which are enabled by Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets hand-held, portable, and fixed mount GPS-enabled products and other navigation, communications, and information products. As of April 2022, Garmin has a market cap of $21.14 Billion.
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 the Founder and CEO of Garmin have?
The Founder Min Kao has 0 and Gary Burrell has 20 patents and the CEO Clifton A. Pemble have 15 patents.
How many patents does Garmin have?
Garmin has a total of 1837 patents globally. These patents belong to 962 unique patent families. Out of 1837 patents, 1197 patents are active.
How Many Patents did Garmin File Every Year?
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 Grant||Garmin Applications Filed||Garmin Patents Granted|
How many Garmin patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Garmin File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Garmin Filed Patents
|United States Of America||1021|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||2|
Where are Research Centers of Garmin Patents Located?
10 Best Garmin Patents
US6837827B1 is the most popular patent in the Garmin portfolio. It has received 463 citations so far from companies like Apple, Fox Factory, Inc and Samsung.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Garmin
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
Which Companies are using Garmin 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 Garmin patent portfolio are Samsung, Apple and Honeywell.
List of the top forward citing Companies –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Ford Global Technologies Llc||17|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Garmin Patents
Top Garmin Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of Garmin US Patent Applications were Granted?
Garmin (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 199 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 162 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 81.8%.
Below are the key stats of Garmin patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Garmin?
|Law Firm||Total Application||Success Rate|
|Garmin Switzerland Gmbh||113||69.03%|
|Devon A Rolf||39||100.00%|
|Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner Pa||30||100.00%|
|Garmin International Inc||6||100.00%|
|David L Terrell||3||100.00%|
|Deven A Rolf||2||100.00%|
|Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch Llp||1||100.00%|
|C O Garmin International Inc||1||100.00%|
|Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear Llp||1||100.00%|
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