General Fusion Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

General Fusion has a total of 196 patents globally, out of which 128 have been granted. Of these 196 patents, more than 77% patents are active. The USA is where General Fusion has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Canada and Europe (EPO). Parallelly, the USA seems to be the main focused R&D center of General Fusion and Canada is the origin country of the firm. General Fusion was founded in the year 2002 by Michel Laberge. The company develops utility-scale fusion power using a new, patent-pending concept based on recent developments in Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF). Do read about some of the most popular patents of General Fusion which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find General Fusion patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over General Fusion patent portfolio.

How many patents does General Fusion have?

General Fusion has a total of 196 patents globally. These patents belong to 38 unique patent families. Out of 196 patents, 152 patents are active.

How Many Patents did General Fusion File Every Year?

General Fusion 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 Grant General Fusion Applications Filed General Fusion Patents Granted
2022 1 15
2021 8 11
2020 18 16
2019 1 9
2018 35 14
2017 5 11
2016 26 16
2015 16 5
2014 15 10
2013 26 5
2012 12 2
2011 2

How many General Fusion patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents General Fusion Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did General Fusion File in Different Countries?

General Fusion Worldwide Patent Filing

Where are Research Centres of General Fusion Patents Located?

R&D Centres of General Fusion

10 Best General Fusion Patents

US20060198483A1 is the most popular patent in the General Fusion portfolio. It has received 66 citations so far from companies like The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Air Force.  Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of General Fusion: 
Publication Number Citation Count
US20060198483A1 66
US20050129161A1 54
US20060198486A1 48
US8537958B2 45
WO2012113057A1 36
US8891719B2 25
WO2011014577A1 21
US9596745B2 19
US9424955B2 19
WO2010089670A1 19

What are General Fusion key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by General Fusion?

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

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


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