Lenovo Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Lenovo has a total of 59571 patents globally, out of which 36493 have been granted. Of these 59571 patents, more than 84% patents are active. China is where Lenovo has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by USA and Japan, it has generated an annual revenue of $60 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, China seems to be the main focused R&D center and is the origin country of Lenovo.

Lenovo, headquartered in Bejing, is a Chinese-American multinational technology corporation that specialises in consumer electronics, personal computers, software, business solutions, and related services. As of February 2022, Lenovo has a market cap of $12.92 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Lenovo have?

The founder, Liu Chuanzhihave 0 patents. The CEO, Yang Yuanqing has 6 patents.

How many patents does Lenovo have?

Lenovo has a total of 59571 patents globally. These patents belong to 33747 unique patent families. Out of 59571 patents, 50513 patents are active.

How many Lenovo patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Lenovo Patents Portfolio

Patent Families

Lenovo Patents

How Many Patents did Lenovo File Every Year?

Lenovo 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 GrantLenovo Applications FiledLenovo Patents Granted
201123772518
201236802605
201335972791
201444813544
201540773840
201629243941
201728434002
201828334350
201935024586
202022534951
202113765233
2022361

How Many Patents did Lenovo File in Different Countries?

Lenovo Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Lenovo Filed Patents

CountryPatents
China24868
United States Of America14308
Japan5609
Europe2866
Korea (South)1534
Germany1492
India1009
United Kingdom825
Australia548
Brazil546
Canada450
Mexico439
Taiwan405
Russia243
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)184
Spain153
Austria99
Singapore56
Israel54
Malaysia51
South Africa48
Finland34
France32
Thailand27
Argentina27
Viet Nam27
Poland22
Sweden16
Denmark12
Hungary12
Philippines11
Portugal7
Italy7
Indonesia6
Norway5
Czech Republic4
Ireland2
Egypt2
Turkey2
Estonia1
New Zealand1
Ukraine1
Netherlands1

Where are Research Centres of Lenovo Patents Located?

Research Centres of Lenovo Patents

10 Best Lenovo Patents

US7442697B2 is the most popular patent in the Lenovo portfolio. It has received 124 citations so far from companies like Zeneca Limited, Smithkline Beecham Corporation, and Merck & Co, Inc.

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

Publication NumberCount of Citing Patents
US7442697B2124
US10268338B2123
US20150169048A1123
US10853013B2122
US9008856B2122
US8818725B2122
US10528210B2121
US9678810B2121
US9271270B2121
US8015237B2120

Which Companies are using Lenovo Patents to Advance their Research?

The top citing companies in the Lenovo patent portfolio are Samsung, Qualcomm and IBM.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Samsung1171
Qualcomm785
IBM704
LG556
Apple542
Microsoft491
Sony398
Google365
Ericsson353
Hewlett Packard342

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Lenovo Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Lenovo

Top Lenovo Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8934417B276
US9344259B262
US7970350B256
US20140309864A147
US8031583B246
US10123345B243
US9082239B242
US6587127B142
US20100120442A142
US7627343B235
US9252918B234
US7957360B232
US20020046084A132
US8208434B231
US9378601B230

What Percentage of Lenovo US Patent Applications were Granted?

Lenovo (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 9077 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 7118 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 84.19%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Lenovo?

Law FirmsTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Lenovo1295597.29%
IBM346390.50%
Nec Corporation136288.99%
Vanblon, Russell Speight50482.85%
Peterson, Nathan J.39179.62%
Mese, John Carl28081.69%
Weksler, Arnold S.26375.23%
Waltermann, Rod D.23177.40%
Cudak, Gary D.23071.68%
Nicholson, John Weldon15780.00%

“Innovation never stands still.”


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Their key research areas include device & infrastructure innovation, artificial intelligence, 5G, Cloud/edge computing, industrial design, blockchain and augmented reality.


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Lenovo brings together creative ideas and intellectual property in a seamless way. Lenovo’s Yoga Laptop, which combines its unique 360-degree rotating screen with standard tablet and laptop functionality, boasts around 100 patent and design rights.

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What are Lenovo’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Lenovo?

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

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

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

Updated on February 7, 2022

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