General Dynamics Patents – Key Insights and Stats

General Dynamics has a total of 3340 patents globally, out of which 1736 have been granted. Of these 3340 patents, more than 45% patents are active. United States of America is where General Dynamics has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Germany, it has generated an annual revenue of $38.5 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of General Dynamics.

General Dynamics was founded in the year 1899 by John Philip Holland. Company is an American publicly traded, aerospace and defense corporation headquartered in Virginia, USA. As of March 2022, General Dynamics has a market cap of $65.10 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of General Dynamics have?

The founder, John Philip Holland, has 10 patents. The CEO, Phebe Novakovic, has 0 patents.

How many patents does General Dynamics have?

General Dynamics has a total of 3340 patents globally. These patents belong to 1297 unique patent families. Out of 3340 patents, 1507 patents are active.

How many General Dynamics patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

General Dynamics Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

General Dynamics patent portfolio

How Many Patents did General Dynamics File Every Year?

General Dynamics 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 Dynamics Applications FiledGeneral Dynamics Patents Granted
20119778
201214475
201311951
201423241
201518586
2016115122
20179397
2018136107
2019180137
2020140108
202169127
202217

How Many Patents did General Dynamics File in Different Countries?

General Dynamics Worldwide Filing in Top 10 Countries

Countries in which General Dynamics Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1092
Europe410
Germany240
China193
Canada165
Australia114
Japan93
Brazil87
Austria85
United Kingdom74
Spain61
Israel53
Korea (South)49
France25
India24
Singapore20
Mexico17
Poland16
Denmark16
Portugal15
Taiwan14
South Africa11
Norway8
Switzerland8
New Zealand8
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)8
Russia8
Turkey4
Slovenia3
Italy2
United Arab Emirates2
Finland2
Malaysia2
Lithuania1
Sweden1
Belgium1
Croatia1
Viet Nam1
Colombia1
Serbia1
Philippines1

 Where are Research Centres of General Dynamics Patents Located?

General Dynamics R&D Centres

10 Best General Dynamics Patents

US6526559B2 is the most popular patent in the General Dynamics portfolio. It has received 451 citations so far from companies like Xilinx, Hitachi, and IBM.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6526559B2451
US20020112181A1292
US20030203717A1251
US6385434B1249
US6591084B1229
US20030236995A1195
US6768901B1169
US20030234819A1163
US20080188247A1147
US20060020398A1143

Which Companies are using General Dynamics 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 General Dynamics patent portfolio are Boeing, Airbus, and Qualcomm.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Boeing38
Airbus31
Qualcomm24
Raytheon22
IBM22
Honeywell21
Samsung19
Microsoft16
Huawei16
LG15

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

Top General Dynamics Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20070155390A126
US9302678B225
US20080188247A116
US9091762B212
US7742436B212
US7734844B210
US20090015761A110
US20120078440A110
US7984878B29
US10504004B29
US7831048B29
US6721729B29
US20090195401A19
US6589671B19
US7878461B28

What Percentage of General Dynamics US Patent Applications were Granted?

General Dynamics (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1922 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1789 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 94.11%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for General Dynamics?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
General Dynamics Corporation221196.30%
Motorola, Inc.39896.48%
Lockheed Martin Corporation347100.00%
Hughes Missile Systems Company34497.09%
Martin Marietta Corporation262100.00%
General Electric Company138100.00%
Raytheon Company123100.00%
Voice Signals Llc8086.25%
Gte Government Systems Corporation7797.37%
Ceridian Corporation42100.00%

Gulfstream business jets, Virginia- and Columbia-class nuclear-powered submarines, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers, M1 Abrams tanks, and Stryker armoured battle vehicles are among the company’s offerings.

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What are General Dynamics’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by General Dynamics?

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

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

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