KKR & Co Patents – Key Insights and Stats

KKR & Co has a total of 8577 patents globally, out of which 5916 have been granted. Of these 8577 patents, more than 51% patents are active. Germany is where KKR & Co has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Europe. Parallelly, Germany seems to be the main focused R&D center and also USA is the origin country of KKR & Co.

KKR & Co is subpart of Altria was founded in 1976 by Henry Kravis, George R. Roberts and Jerome Kohlberg Jr. The Company operates as an investment firm also manages investments such as private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit strategies, and hedge funds. KKR & Co serves clients worldwide.

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

How many patents does KKR & Co have?

KKR & Co has a total of 8577 patents globally. These patents belong to 4483 unique patent families. Out of 8577 patents, 4393 patents are active.

How Many Patents did KKR & Co File Every Year?

KKR & Co Patents 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 GrantKKR & Co Applications FiledKKR & Co Patents Granted
202359
202279277
2021213380
2020327456
2019453377
2018418389
2017514383
2016517349
2015594352
2014426236
2013398285
2012378270
2011464246

How many KKR & Co patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

KKR & Co Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did KKR & Co File in Different Countries?

KKR & Co Worldwide Patents

Countries in which KKR & Co Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Germany1929
China1521
Europe1182
Italy709
United States Of America637
Japan630
Brazil360
Spain276
India170
France162
Austria142
Poland105
Canada61
Korea (South)49
Australia38
Taiwan32
Portugal31
Mexico27
United Kingdom24
Norway19
Indonesia17
Russia16
Turkey11
South Africa11
Singapore8
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)8
Denmark6
Philippines6
Viet Nam5
Netherlands4
Czech Republic4
Argentina4
Slovenia3
Hungary3
Switzerland2
United Arab Emirates2
Chile2
Malaysia2
Finland2
Sweden2
Morocco2
Thailand1
Croatia1
Brunei1
Peru1
Israel1
Estonia1

Where are Research Centers of KKR & Co Patents Located?

Research Centers of KKR & Co Patents

10 Best KKR & Co Patents

DE102009053581B3 is the most popular patent in the KKR & Co portfolio. It has received 164 citations so far from companies like Sharp Kk, Osram Gmbh and ZKW Group GmbH.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of KKR & Co:

Publication NumberCitation Count
DE102009053581B3164
US6467441B2130
DE102012220481A1106
DE102011077636A197
US6672147B194
DE10101795A184
DE202007018181U170
US6390038B164
US20020069137A160
US6978694B255

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to KKR & Co patents?

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 206 KKR & Co patents in 670 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the KKR & Co patent portfolio are Valeo Vision, Robert Bosch and Ford.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing KKR & Co –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing KKR & Co PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Valeo Vision1630
Robert Bosch1219
Ford1225
Gm Global Technology1120
Hyundai1117
Koito Manufacturing Co Ltd821
Zkw Group Gmbh812
Stanley Electric610
Zf Friedrichshafen510
Honda Motor59

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on KKR & Co Patents

Top KKR & Co Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8201981B28
US6978694B28
US10207941B27
US9487058B25
US7825770B25
US8801242B25
US6955474B25
US8660759B24
US7916491B24
US20040135337A14
US7347175B24
US8636397B24
US7376609B24
US7546961B24
US7191963B24

What are KKR & Co key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by KKR & Co?

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

R&D Focus: How has KKR & Co search focus changed over the years?

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