Ginkgo Bioworks Patents – Insights & Stats

Ginkgo Bioworks has a total of 188 patents globally, out of which 32 have been granted. Of these 188 patents, more than 70% patents are active. United States of America is where Ginkgo Bioworks has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and China, it has generated an annual revenue of $59 million in the year 2020. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Ginkgo Bioworks.

Ginkgo Bioworks was founded in the year 2009 by Reshma P. Shetty and Tom Knight. The company is doing business in biological engineering goods and bespoke microorganisms are being developed for a variety of markets. Organisms are designed, engineered, developed, tested, and licenced by it. It looks for compounds in tastes, sweeteners, cosmetic components, agricultural treatments, and medications, among other things. As of December 2021, Ginkgo Bioworks has a market cap of $13.33 billion.

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

How many patents does Ginkgo Bioworks have?

Ginkgo Bioworks has a total of 188 patents globally. These patents belong to 59 unique patent families. Out of 188 patents, 132 patents are active.

How many Ginkgo Bioworks patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Ginkgo Bioworks Worldwide Legal Trends

How Many Patents did Ginkgo Bioworks File Every Year?

Ginkgo Bioworks 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 GrantGinkgo Bioworks Applications FiledGinkgo Bioworks Patents Granted

How Many Patents did Ginkgo Bioworks File in Different Countries?

Ginkgo Bioworks Worldwide Filing in Top 10 Countries

Countries in which Ginkgo Bioworks Filed Patents

United States Of America43
Korea (South)3
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)2

Where are Research Centers of Ginkgo Bioworks Patents Located?

Ginkgo Bioworks R&D Centers

10 Best Ginkgo Bioworks Patents

WO2015148680A1 is the most popular patent in the Ginkgo Bioworks portfolio. It has received 77 citations so far from companies like Editas Medicine, Zymergen and Gen9.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Ginkgo Bioworks:

Publication NumberCitation Count

What Percentage of Ginkgo Bioworks US Patent Applications were Granted?

Ginkgo Bioworks (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 29 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 18 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 90.0%.

Below are the key stats of Ginkgo Bioworks patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Ginkgo Bioworks?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc.2990.00%
Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc16100.00%
Novogy, Inc.16100.00%
Fischer, Curt R.675.00%
Shaw, Arthur J., Iv6100.00%
Shetty, Reshma P.675.00%
Tsakraklides, Vasiliki5100.00%
Brevnova, Elena E.4100.00%
Che, Austin J.4100.00%
Kelly, Jason R.4100.00%

“We believe biology is the best manufacturing technology on the planet. But engineering living cells is hard—evolution is four billion years ahead of us, after all.  At Ginkgo we’ve built our foundries and codebase so that we can better learn from and design with biology.”

Biology is the world’s most advanced manufacturing technique. Ginkgo Bioworks creates food, materials, and treatments by programming cells.

Ginkgo Bioworks’ is working automating organism design: Living organisms are the factories that create new goods in biological engineering. Designing the greatest creatures necessitates a different kind of factory, one that can combine the best automation, analytics, and software tools. The Bioworks foundries are automating and scaling the organism engineering process, allowing engineers to prototype thousands of biological ideas in a short amount of time.

State of the art technology: Biotechnology’s enabling tools are rapidly changing. Its foundries take advantage of the most advanced DNA synthesis, laboratory automation, and high-performance analytics technology.


What are Ginkgo Bioworks key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Ginkgo Bioworks?

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

R&D Focus: How Ginkgo Bioworks search focus changed over the years?


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