IKEA Patents – Key Insights and Stats

IKEA has a total of 1984 patents globally, out of which 1313 have been granted. Of these 1984 patents, more than 62% patents are active. Europe is where IKEA has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and USA and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for IKEA is Europe. Parallelly, Sweden seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of IKEA.

IKEA was founded in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad. IKEA doing business in Retail industry. The company offers wide range of products on consumer electronics, ready-to-assemble furniture, homeware, food products, etc. As of December 2021, IKEA has a market cap of $19.5 Billion.

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

How many patents does IKEA have?

IKEA has a total of 1984 patents globally. These patents belong to 960 unique patent families. Out of 1984 patents, 1232 patents are active.

How many IKEA patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

IKEA Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

IKEA Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did IKEA File Every Year?

IKEA 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 GrantIKEA Applications FiledIKEA Patents Granted
20112233
20127124
20132928
20143224
201513635
201615050
201714845
201817994
2019229164
202097176
202156146

How Many Patents did IKEA File in Different Countries?

IKEA Worldwide Patents

Countries in which IKEA Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Europe290
China239
United States Of America160
Sweden119
Germany107
United Kingdom78
Russian Federation52
Poland46
Canada43
Japan38
Korea (South)36
India36
Australia35
Denmark34
Spain32
Mexico26
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)23
Malaysia23
South Africa20
Austria20
Singapore19
Israel19
Slovenia18
Portugal18
Taiwan18
Croatia16
Indonesia16
Norway14
Brazil14
Viet Nam14
Chile12
Lithuania12
Philippines12
Ukraine10
Argentina10
Iceland7
Italy7
Latvia7
Belarus7
Romania7
Morocco6
Eurasian Patent Organization6
New Zealand6
Switzerland6
Tunisia5
Serbia4
United Arab Emirates4
Cyprus4
Turkey4
Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro4
Czech Republic3
Slovakia3
Estonia3
Bulgaria3
Hungary3
Egypt3
Saudi Arabia1

Where are Research Centers of IKEA Patents Located?

Research Centers of IKEA Patents

10 Best IKEA Patents

WO2005046950A1 is the most popular patent in the IKEA portfolio. It has received 100 citations so far from companies like IMAL Srl, Dieffenbacher and Swiss Krono.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
WO2005046950A1100
USD772813S188
USD591533S176
US6045290A51
US6941877B238
USD607667S134
WO2013104422A132
WO2004026713A127
US20050108988A126
US20050274296A125

What Percentage of IKEA US Patent Applications were Granted?

IKEA (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 90 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 49 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 73.69%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for IKEA?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Merchant & Gould5171.43%
Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar10100.00%
Cooper & Dunham842.86%
Rankin Hill & Clark6100.00%
Alston & Bird250.00%
Condo Roccia Koptiw2100.00%
Dieter J Schaefer2100.00%
Balogh Osann Kramer2100.00%
Balogh Kramer Dvorak Genova1100.00%
Dvorak & Traub10.00%

IKEA is known for its innovative architectural designs, as well as its commitment to continual product development, operational efficiency, and cost control.

IKEA is well-known for its creative marketing and promotion strategies. IKEA’s many innovations include popup advertising, popup lounges, storage balconies, and a moving showroom.

IKEA promotes its innovation agenda to staff and customers in a variety of ways. It innovates by focusing on its fundamental strength: providing something appealing to everyone at a low price while retaining high quality. With its flat packaging, it saves money on transportation and assembly.

From top management to internal innovation experts, IKEA collaborates with nearly everyone in formulating its innovation strategy. This is how it manages to incorporate innovation into every aspect of its business, not just product creation. In fact, IKEA is well-known for its creative marketing and promotion strategies. IKEA’s many innovations include popup advertising, popup lounges, storage balconies, and a moving showroom.

To manage innovation, IKEA has a well-defined organisational and governance structure. Despite the fact that innovation pervades every pore of the company, Ingvar Kamprad, the founder, is at the helm of the overall innovation culture. All changes in the area of innovation come directly from the top. IKEA also has operational key performance indicators that track innovative milestones and achievements. It has a well-defined value system that encourages innovation.

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What are IKEA’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by IKEA?

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

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

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Updated on November 22, 2022

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