Hyundai Patents – Insights & Stats

Hyundai was founded in 1967 by Chung Ju-yung and is doing business as a multinational automotive manufacturer. The Company offers a range of Automobiles, Luxury cars, Commercial vehicles and Engines. As of October 2021, Hyundai has a market cap of $49.30 Billion.

Hyundai has a total of 149551 patents globally, out of which 81002 have been granted. Of these 149551 patents, more than 57% patents are active. Korea is where Hyundai has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by USA and China and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Hyundai is South Korea. South Korea seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Hyundai.

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

How many patents does Hyundai have?

Hyundai has a total of 149551 patents globally. These patents belong to 105031 unique patent families. Out of 149551 patents, 85402 patents are active.

How many Hyundai patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Worldwide inactive & active patents.

How Many Patents did Hyundai File Every Year?

Hyundai Patent Filing Trend Year Wise

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 GrantHyundai Applications FiledHyundai Patents Granted
201176502233
201288093210
201392795060
2014103285577
2015104425193
201696006293
201784276611
201876365781
201986025110
202033765094
2021653028

How Many Patents did Hyundai File in Different Countries?

Hyundai patent filing countries stats.

Countries in which Hyundai Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Korea (South)101962
United States Of America19629
China14110
Germany8485
Japan2964
Europe974
India339
Australia211
Canada88
Brazil62
Chile57
Mexico36
France32
Spain26
Russian Federation23
Italy18
Indonesia15
Netherlands14
Taiwan9
Singapore7
Malaysia7
Turkey6
Denmark5
Slovakia5
United Kingdom4
Czech Republic4
Poland4
Ecuador4
South Africa3
Austria2
Thailand2
Dominican Republic2
Viet Nam1
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1
Gulf Cooperation Council1

Where are Research Centers of Hyundai Patents Located?

Top R&D Centers across the world

10 Best Hyundai Patents

US6317057B1 is the most popular patent in the Hyundai portfolio. It has received 553 citations so far from companies like Magna Electronics Inc, Donnelly Corporation and Gentex.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6317057B1533
US20120132286A1416
US9233610B2403
US9488197B2391
US6354416B1303
US20040004541A1238
US6840885B2194
US20030202096A1188
US6960734B1183
US20160277911A1147

Which Companies are using Hyundai 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 companies in the Hyundai patent portfolio are Ford Motor, Toyota and Gm Global Technology Operations Llc.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Ford Motor450
Toyota345
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc280
Honda Motor Company180
Samsung125
LG125
Denso113
Robert Bosch96
Nissan65
Audi51

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Hyundai Patents

Abandoned & Non Abandoned Patent Application

Top Hyundai Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8315617B258
US8145199B246
US7623949B221
US20120103714A121
US8372475B219
US8442820B213
US9573553B212
US9332126B212
US7271716B212
US7249537B211
US9690104B210
US8403358B210
US8514276B210
US8224561B210
US7044706B210
US20150180840A110
US8706204B29
US8522537B29
US7801506B29
US20050140236A19

What Percentage of Hyundai US Patent Applications were Granted?

Hyundai (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 20960 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 14728 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 80.64%.

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

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Hyundai?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Morgan Lewis & Bockius717280.47%
Mintz Levin Special Group491272.19%
Mcdermott Will & Emery128974.94%
BGL72886.71%
Crowell54794.27%
Slater Matsil42889.89%
Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch40895.84%
Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff35489.76%
Lempia Summerfield Katz33191.82%
H C Park & Associates31690.51%

Hyundai’s mission has always been to make the world a better place for everyone. It has become a leader in the creation of new technologies as a result of its constant efforts. Hyundai is already mass-producing hydrogen automobiles where others are talking about alternate fuels. Hyundai has also been working on air aviation mobility, while others are hesitant to look to the skies.

“For us, it is not enough to spend time, but to spend it well. The future for Hyundai is today.”

Through Hyundai CRADLE and ZER01NE, the Hyundai Motor Group also engages in active investing while creating start-up technologies and ideas.

What are Hyundai’s key innovation segments? What can you expect next??

What Technologies are Covered by Hyundai Patents?

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

R&D FocusHow Hyundai Research Focus Changed Over the Years?

Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by Hyundai?

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