General Cable Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

General Cable has a total of 1754 patents globally, out of which 638 have been granted. Of these 1754 patents, more than 50% patents are active. United States of America is where General Cable has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe (EPO) and Canada. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of General Cable.

General Cable was founded in the year 1927. The Company manufactures wire and cable products. The Company designs, develops, markets and distributes copper, aluminium and fiber optic products for the energy, industrial, specialty and communications markets.

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

How many patents does General Cable have?

General Cable has a total of 1754 patents globally. These patents belong to 209 unique patent families. Out of 1754 patents, 878 patents are active.

How Many Patents did General Cable File Every Year?

General Cable 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 GrantGeneral Cable Applications FiledGeneral Cable Patents Granted
2023134
202242
2021344
2020956
20198750
20187740
201711042
20169651
201516735
201415656
201322158
201217338

How many General Cable patents are Alive/Dead?

General Cable Patent Portfolio

 How Many Patents did General Cable File in Different Countries?

General Cable Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which General Cable Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States of America332
Europe (EPO)235
Canada183
Mexico129
Brazil85
India66
Australia65
Chile61
China58
Japan54
Germany50
Korea (South)48
Austria44
Argentina41
Spain30
Taiwan25
Malaysia14
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)14
New Zealand13
Russian Federation9
Indonesia8
Singapore7
Denmark7
United Kingdom6
Philippines5
Italy4
Colombia4
Hungary4
Israel4
Portugal3
Costa Rica3
Ecuador2
Norway2
Gulf Cooperation Council2
Lithuania1
Estonia1
Poland1
Slovakia1
Peru1

Where are Research Centres of General Cable Patents Located?

R&D Centers of General Cable

10 Best General Cable Patents

US20140041925A1 is the most popular patent in the General Cable portfolio. It has received 269 citations so far from companies like Southwire Company, At&T Intellectual Property and           Leoni Kabel Gmbh.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of General Cable:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20140041925A1269
US7750244B1225
US20110220394A1193
US20090238957A197
US20090223694A171
US20040118593A156
WO2007084745A247
US20170200530A141
US7411132B139
US20040217329A137

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 79 General Cable patents in 315 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the General Cable patent portfolio are Nexans, Hitachi Metals and Dow Global Technologies.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing General Cable –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing General Cable PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Nexans1123
Hitachi Metals819
Dow Global Technologies612
Commscope Inc58
Borealis Ag57
Sumitomo Electric Industries611
Superior Essex International47
Cable Components Group423
Leoni Kabel59
Union Carbide Corporation37

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on General Cable Patents

Top General Cable Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20140041925A17
US20100200269A16
US20090036588A16
US20090043012A16
US20090238957A15
US20150179307A15
US20080210454A15
US7411132B15
US6566606B14
US20040217329A14
US20070100032A14
US20120080210A14
US20120171900A14
US20090223694A14
US20120080211A14

What Percentage of General Cable US Patent Applications were Granted?

General Cable (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 8 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 8 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 100.0%.

Below are the key stats of General Cable patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for General Cable?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Blank Rome Llp4100.00%
Hopgood Calimafde Kalil3100.00%
Dennis J Mondolino1100.00%

What are General Cable key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by General Cable?

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

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

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