Kia Patents – Insights & Stats

Kia was founded in 1944 by Kim Cheol-ho and is doing business as multinational Automobiles and Commercial vehicles. The Company offers a range of Automotive, Manufacturing and Transportation. As of October 2021, Kia has a market cap of $29.10 Billion.

Kia has a total of 41510 patents globally, out of which 16955 have been granted. Of these 41510 patents, more than 73% of patents are active. Korea is where Kia has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by USA and China and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Kia is South Korea. Parallelly, South Korea seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Kia.

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

How many patents does Kia have?

Kia has a total of 41510 patents globally. These patents belong to 23043 unique patent families. Out of 41510 patents, 30627 patents are active.

How many Kia patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Kia Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Kia File Every Year?

Kia 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 GrantKia Applications FiledKia Patents Granted
20111811581
20121670636
201314031053
201416131018
20151689993
201616331180
201756211105
201856051073
201963431623
202023331987
2021141137

How Many Patents did Kia File in Different Countries?

Worldwide patent filing trend

Countries in which Kia Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Korea (South)21067
United States Of America8894
China5743
Germany3760
Japan1104
Europe536
India153
Chile38
Brazil27
Australia20
Canada19
Spain9
Indonesia7
Malaysia7
France5
Denmark4
Russian Federation3
South Africa3
Italy3
Turkey2
Czech Republic2
United Kingdom2
Ecuador2
Taiwan2
Thailand2
Slovakia1
Austria1
Mexico1

Where are Research Centers of Kia Patents Located?

Kia R&D Center

10 Best Kia Patents

US20120132286A1 is the most popular patent in the Kia portfolio. It has received 416 citations so far from companies like Ethicon Llc, Cilag Gmbh and Milwaukee Tool.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20120132286A1416
US20030202096A1188
US20040088090A1127
US20120103714A1123
US20130020139A1114
US8152681B291
US8328678B279
US20120116609A172
US20020033618A167
US20050142047A155

Which Companies are using Kia 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 of the Kia patent portfolio are Ford Motor, Toyota and Gm Global Technology Operations Llc.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Ford152
Toyota120
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc77
Honda Motor58
Denso47
Samsung29
Robert Bosch21
IBM20
Nissan19
Hanon Systems17

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Kia Patents

Kia Patent Portfolio

Top Kia Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20120103714A121
US8442820B213
US8514276B210
US8224561B210
US8522537B29
US8706204B29
US8839503B28
US9536660B27
US8869757B27
US8279280B27
US20160071417A17
US9432207B26
US8371823B26
US7294179B26
US8202033B26
US8868292B25
US9188350B25
US9610909B25
US9180753B25
US9156352B25

What Percentage of Kia US Patent Applications were Granted?

Kia (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 8017 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 4634 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 81.47%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Kia?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Morgan Lewis & Bockius306685.52%
Mintz Levin Special Group251676.28%
Crowell49391.74%
Bgl46888.89%
Slater Matsil37993.08%
Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff29992.86%
Lempia Summerfield Katz29594.31%
Mcdermott Will & Emery23774.68%
Hauptman Ham26100.00%
Locke Lord2263.64%

“We at Kia Motors are dedicated to ensuring that driver enjoyment remains a top priority in the coming era of future mobility.”

Kia vehicles are regarded as smart and safe since they are equipped with cutting-edge technology such as parking assist, navigation, and head-up display, among other features.

Kia has concentrated on the widespread deployment of important eco-vehicle components and has relentlessly pushed R&D advancements to dominate the next-generation eco-vehicle market. The way you feel when driving is affected by noise and vibration. Kia goes above and above to make noise and vibrations pleasant to listen to.

What are Kia Motor‘s key innovation segments? What can you expect next??

What Technologies are Covered by Kia Patents?

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

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

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

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Our comprehensive report provides an in-depth look into the patent portfolio. The report includes a breakdown of the patent portfolio across various technologies, listing the patent along with brief summaries of each patent's technology.