Hewlett Packard Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Hewlett Packard, HP, has a total of 22376 patents globally, out of which 14923 have been granted. Of these 22376 patents, more than 59% patents are active. United States of America is where HP has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and China, it has generated an annual revenue of $ 63.5 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of HP.

HP was founded in the year 1939 by Bill Hewlett and David Packard and is a multinational information technology firm based in California, United States. It develops and sells a wide range of hardware, software, and related services to consumers, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and major corporations. As of February 2022, HP has a market cap of $ 38.10Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of HP have?

The founders,Bill Hewlett and David Packard, have 0 and 14 patents respectively. The CEO, Enrique Lores, has 0 patents.

How many patents does HP have?

HP has a total of 22376 patents globally. These patents belong to 15023 unique patent families. Out of 22376 patents, 13307 patents are active.

How many HP patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Hewlett Packard Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Hewlett Packard patent portfolio

How Many Patents did HP File Every Year?

Hewlett Packard 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 GrantHP Applications FiledHP Patents Granted
20111029683
20121483800
20131535763
20141474917
20152173978
20161193899
2017692720
20181063722
20199721130
20205781132
2021339843
202290

How Many Patents did HP File in Different Countries?

Hewlett Packard Worldwide Filing in Top 10 Countries

Countries in which HP Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America14845
Europe1656
China1574
Germany1090
United Kingdom413
India326
Taiwan307
Korea (South)158
Japan74
Brazil32
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)31
Australia29
Canada27
Singapore17
Austria8
Israel7
Malaysia7
New Zealand7
Finland3
Denmark3
Saudi Arabia3
Spain3
Poland1
Viet Nam1
Mexico1
Sweden1
Kazakhstan1
Czech Republic1
Philippines1

Where are Research Centers of HP Patents Located?

Hewlett Packard R&D Centres

10 Best HP Patents

US6330570B1 is the most popular patent in the HP portfolio. It has received 884 citations so far from companies like IBM, Hitachi, and Microsoft.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6330570B1884
US6336138B1750
US6256767B1739
US6185601B1669
US6535983B1606
US6173322B1600
US6606690B2575
US6601101B1552
US6195676B1550
US6243761B1542

Which Companies are using HP 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 HP patent portfolio are IBM, Microsoft, and Bank of New York Mellon Trust.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM2156
Microsoft670
Bank Of New York Mellon Trust622
Intel615
Cisco417
Samsung387
Fujitsu373
Amazon308
Oracle304
Huawei269

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on HP Patents

Top HP Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8185893B245
US7197433B239
US7730486B235
US8544002B232
US7310737B228
US6574104B227
US6785786B126
US8046767B225
US7644148B225
US7508663B225
US9594579B224
US8885539B223
US8503307B222
US8223770B221
US7315448B121

What Percentage of HP US Patent Applications were Granted?

HP (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 61159 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 47020 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 81.56%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for HP?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Hewlett-Packard Company9655895.05%
Compaq Information Technologies Group, L.P.1201099.10%
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.321299.53%
Hp Printing Korea Co., Ltd.300399.27%
S-Printing Solution Co., Ltd.277399.39%
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd265099.58%
Jpmorgan Chase Bank, N.A.220682.91%
Digital Equipment Corporation207799.42%
Agilent Technologies Inc191898.33%
3com Corporation156198.85%

HP Labs has made important contributions to technological developments that have had a significant impact on the industry throughout its history. Many of them were “firsts” and were one-of-a-kind at the time.

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What are HP’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by HP?

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

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

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