Google Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Google has a total of 79965 patents globally, out of which 30212 have been granted. Of these 79965 patents, more than 75% patents are active. United States of America is where Google has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Europe. 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 March 2022, Google has a market cap of $1.76 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 79964 patents globally. These patents belong to 28840 unique patent families. Out of 79964 patents, 60524 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Google File Every Year?

Google Patents 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 GrantGoogle Applications FiledGoogle Patents Granted
201148961446
201271942141
201376772380
201466613728
201558792681
201685742312
201778593369
201867673160
201967933465
202048832221
202122172838
202273471

How many Google patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Google Patents Portfolio

Patent Families

Google Patents

How Many Patents did Google File in Different Countries?

Google Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Google Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America35069
China7966
Europe7857
Germany4581
Japan3378
Korea (South)3172
Australia1959
India1875
United Kingdom1551
Canada1428
Taiwan810
Brazil531
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)320
Singapore255
Denmark128
Israel113
Russia104
Spain50
Mexico35
Netherlands32
Poland31
Viet Nam27
Ireland22
Finland18
France17
New Zealand16
Chile16
Indonesia15
Austria15
Philippines14
Pakistan14
Uruguay13
Argentina11
South Africa10
Malaysia6
Peru6
Portugal6
Dominican Republic4
Sweden4
Norway4
Costa Rica4
Italy3
Turkey3
Switzerland2
Africa2
Hungary2
Romania1
Greece1
Cyprus1

Where are Research Centers of Google Patents Located?

Research Centers of Google Patents

10 Best Google Patents

US20140266669A1 is the most popular patent in the Google portfolio. It has received 736 citations so far from companies like Amazon, Carrier Global and Microsoft.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20140266669A1736
US20120034904A1542
US20120036556A1511
US20120035924A1510
US20140275852A1495
US20150061859A1488
US20120083705A1468
US20130069985A1455
US20110184730A1446
USD770476S1446

Which Companies are using Google 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 Google patent portfolio are Microsoft, IBM and Samsung.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Microsoft2908
IBM2595
Samsung2517
Apple1345
Qualcomm1085
Facebook Inc1031
LG Electronics934
Sony Corporation875
Intel827
Amazon649

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
US20140266669A196
US9154606B294
US8934417B278
US20140107493A171
US20150156031A165
US9344259B262
US7940740B262
US20140275852A161
US7970350B255
US20130069985A153
US20140275854A152
US20110320307A151
US20120213261A150
US9081177B248
US8402382B248

What Percentage of Google US Patent Applications were Granted?

Google (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 44366 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 35634 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 86.75%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Google?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Google Llc826790.14%
Fish & Richardson Pc708783.58%
Brake Hughes Bellermann Llp241391.84%
Motorola Mobility Llc230395.91%
Dority & Manning Pa212081.43%
Colby Nipper171393.34%
Shumaker & Sieffert Pa165382.50%
Foley & Lardner Llp126574.48%
Middleton Reutlinger114091.01%
Lowenstein Sandler Llp102589.76%

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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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Updated on May 16, 2022

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