Google Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Google has a total of 111911 patents globally, out of which 69905 have been granted. Of these 111911 patents, more than 70% patents are active. United States of America is where Google has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Europe (EPO). Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Google.

Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Google is a global technology company specializes in internet-related services and products. The Company is primarily focused on web-based search and display advertising tools, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google serves customers worldwide. As of August 2023, Google has a market cap of $1.64 Trillion.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Google have?

The Founder Larry Page has 38 and Sergey Brin has 79 patents and the CEO, Sundar Pichai has 5 patents.

How many patents does Google have?

Google has a total of 111911 patents globally. These patents belong to 38450 unique patent families. Out of 111911 patents, 78883 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Google File Every Year?

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 GrantGoogle Applications FiledGoogle Patents Granted
20231612040
202231225848
202158426639
202087116763
201990607172
201886175913
201793975763
201695135194
201564804672
201473474207
201381273401
201274502503
201150981574

How many Google patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

How Many Patents did Google File in Different Countries?

Countries in which Google Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America48815
China10824
Europe10444
Germany5565
Korea (South)5262
Japan5024
India2764
Australia2729
United Kingdom2385
Canada2064
Taiwan1072
Brazil671
Singapore606
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)442
Russia302
Israel274
Denmark163
Mexico124
Spain71
Austria60
Viet Nam56
South Africa53
Finland37
Poland35
Norway34
Netherlands32
New Zealand29
Italy28
Indonesia25
Ireland22
France21
Philippines21
Chile19
Argentina15
Uruguay14
Pakistan14
Portugal13
Thailand11
Malaysia11
Sweden10
Dominican Republic9
Ecuador7
Colombia7
Costa Rica7
Peru7
Eurasia5
Malta5
Slovakia5
Turkey4
Panama3
Africa2
Hungary2
Greece1
Morocco1
Croatia1
Kenya1
Romania1
Lithuania1
Serbia1
Cyprus1
Ukraine1
Latvia1

Where are Research Centers of Google Patents Located?

How Many Patents Owned by Google and Its Subsidiaries?

Patents acquired by Google

Google has acquired 6295 patent families from other companies which are not associated with Google.

Below the chart shows the top 10 patent acquisitions of Google –

10 Best Google Patents

US6526581B1 is the most popular patent in the Google portfolio. It has received 991 citations so far from companies like At&T, Samsung, and Intel.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Google:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6526581B1991
US6647269B2902
US6785704B1886
US7136875B2882
US20090288012A1861
US20050021397A1852
US20050071328A1847
US20040044571A1832
US6658423B1799
US20100278453A1790

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 20270 Google patents in 160235 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Google patent portfolio are Microsoft, IBM, and Samsung.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Google –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Google PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Microsoft35709918
IBM30577075
Samsung30467965
Apple17404099
Qualcomm14343643
Meta Platforms13013644
LG Electronics11472272
Sony Corporation11372960
Intel9762312
Amazon7921815
Huawei6881421

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Google Patents

Top Google Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9154606B296
US9208676B295
US8660734B295
US8934417B280
US9960929B273
US8954135B267
US20090288012A166
US9344259B263
US8948832B263
US7940740B262
US7970350B253
US20100278453A153
US8998815B252
US8941560B252
US8396759B250

What Percentage of Google US Patent Applications were Granted?

Google (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 47248 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 37992 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 87.09%.

Below are the key stats of Google patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Google?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Google Llc907574.70%
Fish & Richardson725383.08%
Dority & Manning Pa281784.89%
Brake Hughes Bellermann Llp253791.90%
Motorola Mobility Llc234295.93%
Colby Nipper183192.05%
Shumaker & Sieffert181583.30%
Gray Ice Higdon131092.01%
Foley & Lardner Llp129974.12%
Honigman Llp109097.51%

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What are Google‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Google?

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

R&D Focus: How has Google‘s search focus changed over the years?

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