Honda Motor Patents – Insights & Stats

Honda Motor has a total of 66749 patents globally, out of which 35943 have been granted. Of these 66749 patents, more than 87% patents are active. Japan is where Honda has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by USA and China and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Honda is Japan, USA & Asia. Parallelly, Japan seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Honda.

Honda Motor was founded in 1948 by Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa. Honda Motor doing business as a conglomerate. The company offers a range of products on Automobiles, commercial vehicles, luxury vehicles, two-wheelers, robotics, jet aircraft, jet engines, thin-film solar cells, etc. As of December 2021, Honda Motor has a market cap of $48.48 Billion.

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

How many patents does Honda Motor have?

Honda has a total of 66749 patents globally. These patents belong to 35532 unique patent families. Out of 66749 patents, 58420 patents are active.

How many Honda Motor patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Honda Motor Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Honda Motor File Every Year?

Honda Motor 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 GrantHonda Applications FiledHonda Patents Granted
2011309428
20126622159
20136638709
201465762129
201555213622
201662194690
201773335149
201880284310
201990274822
202056275176
202120645149

How Many Patents did Honda Motor File in Different Countries?

Honda Motor Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Honda Motor Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Japan24417
United States Of America12432
China9923
India2553
Europe2107
Thailand2006
Germany1701
Indonesia1344
Brazil1241
Canada901
Viet Nam867
Australia486
Chile324
Malaysia296
Taiwan290
Spain214
Italy204
Philippines188
Korea (South)160
Mexico147
United Kingdom95
Argentina80
Guatemala77
Uruguay50
Peru47
Ecuador43
France40
Costa Rica35
Colombia30
South Africa23
Nicaragua20
Turkey14
Russian Federation13
African Regional Industrial Property Organization9
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)6
Honduras6
Israel5
Eurasian Patent Organization4
New Zealand4
Morocco4
Portugal3
Singapore3
Hungary2
Dominican Republic2
African Intellectual Property Organization1
Austria1
Poland1
Denmark1
Netherlands1
Sweden1

Where are Research Centers of Honda Motor Patents Located?

Research Centers of Honda Motor Patents

10 Best Honda Motor Patents

US8698639B2 is the most popular patent in the Honda portfolio. It has received 215 citations so far from companies like Hyundai Motor, Ford, IBM and Denso.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Honda Motor:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US8698639B2215
US20140362195A1158
US20130063336A1115
US20140338999A191
US8917182B290
USD668590S186
US20120200427A186
WO2012102879A181
US8596711B280
US8469125B277

Which Companies are using Honda Motor 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 Honda patent portfolio are Toyota, Hyundai and Ford.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Toyota745
Hyundai Motor443
Ford417
Kia Motors248
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc188
Denso187
Samsung167
Robert Bosch118
Nissan117
BMW89

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Honda Motor Patents

Top Honda Motor Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9751534B2103
US8698639B253
US9997077B228
US9292471B224
US8825362B220
US9421909B219
US20130149679A118
US10215583B218
US8596711B217
US9731450B216
US9505412B216
US9903733B215
US9116563B215
US9604641B213
US9487139B112

What Percentage of Honda Motor US Patent Applications were Granted?

Honda (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 19232 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 14930 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 88.13%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Honda Motor?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Rankin Hill & Clark355388.94%
Carrier Blackman And Associates197789.92%
Westerman Hattori Daniels & Adrian158389.64%
Amin Turocy & Watson134579.14%
Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch124290.58%
Arent Fox141582.07%
Squire Pb83588.35%
Mori & Ward69489.57%
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough53685.63%
American Honda Motor Co Inc28388.94%

Honda has maintained a deep appreciation for life’s mobility and the joy it delivers since its inception. What can Honda do that no one else can for people throughout the world who are hopeful about the future and who want to live in a society and planet that nurtures them? Honda R&D believes that its job is to enthusiastically contribute to the next generation of people, planet, and society by delivering new mobility through cutting-edge technological development and research based on technologies developed over a half-century. Honda R&D has launched its challenges in a variety of disciplines in the twenty-first century.

Honda has been working on technologies such as Fuel Cell Powertrain Technology, Honda SENSING, Hybrid Powertrain Technology, Electric Vehicle, Vtec Turbo Engine, Dual Axis Strut Suspension, Rev Match Control System, Type R Engineer Talk, Noise Reduction Wheels, CVT, and Real Time AWD.

Honda has also pioneered the flexible factory with a concept known as synchronised engineering, in which all vehicles entering a factory’s assembly zones have identical designs, such as similar positions and installation processes for brakes and transmission.

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What are Honda’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Honda Motor?

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

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

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