John Deere Patents – Key Insights and Stats (Updated 2023)

John Deere has a total of 32487 patents globally, out of which 14260 have been granted. Of these 32487 patents, more than 63% patents are active. United States of America is where John Deere has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Germany and Europe (EPO). Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of John Deere.

John Deere was founded in the year 1837. The Company provides wholesale distribution of machinery and equipment. It also provides snow removal equipment along with backhoes, blades, brooms, compact track, wheel loaders, dozers, tractors, bunchers, mowers, cutters, shredders, excavators, and skid steers.

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

How many patents does John Deere have?

John Deere has a total of 32487 patents globally. These patents belong to 9921 unique patent families. Out of 32487 patents, 20778 patents are active.

How Many Patents did John Deere File Every Year?

John Deere 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 GrantJohn Deere Applications FiledJohn Deere Patents Granted
2023312966
20221226803
20212090690
202023391427
20192237938
20182129680
2017176897
201613581071
20151497832
20141652823
20131687720
20121556213
20111103

How many John Deere patents are Alive/Dead?

John Deere Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did John Deere File in Different Countries?

John Deere Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which John Deere Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America7538
Germany5292
Europe (EPO)4539
China2552
Brazil2501
Austria2060
Australia1289
Canada1274
India1005
Argentina597
Japan537
Russia468
United Kingdom430
Spain240
Poland229
Mexico210
Italy184
Korea (South)129
Denmark126
Eurasia115
Ukraine86
Belgium74
South Africa65
Israel46
Taiwan45
Finland40
New Zealand34
Singapore31
Turkey29
Sweden26
Norway20
Hungary18
Chile17
Czech Republic16
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)15
France9
Uzbekistan9
Kazakhstan7
Slovakia6
Portugal5
Indonesia5
Uruguay3
Switzerland3
Belarus3
Estonia2
Colombia2
Slovenia1
Philippines1
Malaysia1

Where are Research Centres of John Deere Patents Located?

R&D Centres of John Deere

10 Best John Deere Patents

US6492785B1 is the most popular patent in the John Deere portfolio. It has received 1356 citations so far from companies like Ethicon, Fallbrook IP Company and Cilag.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of John Deere:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6492785B11356
USD854032S1559
US20140192253A1290
US6671698B2263
US7362738B2255
US20070198145A1247
US20150015697A1223
US20070198144A1220
US20070193798A1197
US20160144982A1197

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to John Deere patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to John Deere invention. They couldn’t because John Deere had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 2084 John Deere patents in 8682 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the John Deere patent portfolio are Blue Leaf, Microsoft and Agco.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing John Deere –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing John Deere PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Blue Leaf294577
Caterpillar280491
Agco176306
Cnh Industrial206431
Ford90169
Komatsu55106
Kubota5088
Claas Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen Gmbh49118
Robert Bosch4674
Gm Global Technology4467

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on John Deere Patents

Top John Deere Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20070198145A130
US20150015697A125
US20080186870A124
US8340438B223
US9098080B221
US20060293856A120
US20070193798A118
US7520115B216
US9043129B215
US6990459B215
US7587081B214
US7064810B214
US20070219666A114
US8295979B213
US7593811B213

What Percentage of John Deere US Patent Applications were Granted?

John Deere (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 7242 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 5745 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 89.39%.

Below are the key stats of John Deere patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for John Deere?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Deere & Company542891.30%
Kelly Holt & Christenson17081.82%
Taft Stettinius & Hollister Llp14237.50%
Klintworth & Rozenblat Ip Llp11427.03%
Michael Best & Friedrich Llp10030.00%
Morgan Lewis & Bockius Llp5698.11%
Hanley Flight & Zimmerman Llc4673.68%
Tucker Ellis Llp39100%
Patterson IP Law3280%
Harness Dickey & Pierce Plc2593.33%

What are John Deere key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by John Deere?

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

R&D Focus: How has John Deere search focus changed over the years?

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