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?
How Many Patents did Honda Motor 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 Grant||Honda Applications Filed||Honda Patents Granted|
How Many Patents did Honda Motor File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Honda Motor Filed Patents
|United States Of America||12432|
|African Regional Industrial Property Organization||9|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||6|
|Eurasian Patent Organization||4|
|African Intellectual Property Organization||1|
Where are Research Centers of Honda Motor Patents Located?
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 Number||Citation Count|
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 –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Gm Global Technology Operations Llc||188|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Honda Motor Patents
Top Honda Motor Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
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 Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Rankin Hill & Clark||3553||88.94%|
|Carrier Blackman And Associates||1977||89.92%|
|Westerman Hattori Daniels & Adrian||1583||89.64%|
|Amin Turocy & Watson||1345||79.14%|
|Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch||1242||90.58%|
|Mori & Ward||694||89.57%|
|Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough||536||85.63%|
|American Honda Motor Co Inc||283||88.94%|
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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