General Motors Patents – Insights & Stats

General Motors has a total of 72642 patents globally, out of which 42044 have been granted. Of these 72642 patents, more than 54% patents are active. United States of America is where General Motors has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Germany and China and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for General Motors is USA & China. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of General Motors.

General Motors was founded in 1908 by Frederic L. Smith, William C. Durant and Charles Stewart Mott. The company doing business in Automotive Industry. The Company offers a range of services in Automobiles, Automobile parts and Commercial vehicles. As of December 2021, General Motors has a market cap of $89.33 Billion.

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

How many patents does General Motors have?

General Motors has a total of 72642 patents globally. These patents belong to 30544 unique patent families. Out of 72642 patents, 39650 patents are active.

How many General Motors patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

General Motors Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did General Motors File Every Year?

General Motors 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 Motors Applications FiledGeneral Motors Patents Granted
201155782410
201249123026
201344853591
201438103366
201535803704
201639753513
201745263228
201841762843
201934783064
202015371955
20213412167

How Many Patents did General Motors File in Different Countries?

General Motors Worldwide Patents

Countries in which General Motors Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America25316
Germany21014
China15642
India1746
United Kingdom1463
Europe1354
Australia1014
Korea (South)937
Japan825
Canada459
Brazil402
Russian Federation391
Austria271
Spain57
Mexico48
Poland32
Taiwan26
France25
Sweden22
Italy13
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)12
Portugal12
South Africa12
Uruguay12
Czech Republic8
Chile7
Thailand6
Denmark5
Turkey5
Israel5
Hungary4
Eurasian Patent Organization3
Cyprus3
Norway3
New Zealand3
Croatia2
Slovenia2
Argentina2
Luxembourg1
Singapore1
Ukraine1
Indonesia1
Bulgaria1
Estonia1
Belgium1
Ecuador1
Serbia1
African Regional Industrial Property Organization1
Slovakia1
Switzerland1
Montenegro1
Morocco1

Where are Research Centers of General Motors Patents Located?

Research Centers of General Motors Patents

10 Best General Motors Patents

USD609608S1 is the most popular patent in the General Motors portfolio. It has received 813 citations so far from companies like Toyota and Fuji Heavy Industries.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
USD609608S1813
USD608691S1813
USD603755S1813
USD605083S1808
USD644567S1806
USD605978S1805
USD608690S1804
USD615458S1801
USD659053S1800
USD597447S1799

Which Companies are using General Motors 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 Motors patent portfolio are Ford, Toyota and Hyundai.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Ford4066
Toyota2192
Hyundai1637
Robert Bosch995
Honda Motor981
Samsung846
Kia Motors709
Denso615
IBM599
Audi492

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

Top General Motors Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8352111B2110
US9782229B250
US8977489B249
US8078794B245
US20110190972A145
US8341332B238
US8352112B237
US8959280B234
US8229663B234
US7834778B230
US8676466B229
US9008917B228
US8091280B228
US7589643B228
US8629784B227

What Percentage of General Motors US Patent Applications were Granted?

General Motors (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 9128 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 8331 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 91.54%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for General Motors?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
General Motors143088.39%
Kathryn A Marra66892.35%
Christopher Devries37889.95%
Patrick M Griffin32998.48%
Donald F Scherer31698.10%
Leslie C Hodges28192.17%
Laura C Hargitt27393.04%
Charles E Leahy27097.04%
Cary W Brooks26483.33%
Saul Schwartz23897.03%

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What are General Motors key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by General Motors?

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

R&D FocusHow General Motors search focus changed over the years?

Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by General Motors?

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