Lockheed Martin Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Lockheed Martin has a total of 13742 patents globally, out of which 7717 have been granted. Of these 13742 patents, more than 49% patents are active. United States of America is where Lockheed Martin has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Australia, it has generated an annual revenue of $65.398 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin was formed in the year 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. Company is doing business in aerospace, arms, defence, information security, and technology with worldwide interests. As of December 2021, Lockheed Martin has a market cap of $95.113 Billion.

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

How many patents does Lockheed Martin have?

Lockheed Martin has a total of 13742 patents globally. These patents belong to 6090 unique patent families. Out of 13742 patents, 6841 patents are active.

How many Lockheed Martin patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Lockheed Martin Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Lockheed Martin Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Lockheed Martin File Every Year?

Lockheed Martin 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 GrantLockheed Martin Applications FiledLockheed Martin Patents Granted
2011708436
2012570503
2013717492
2014825495
2015982416
20161035411
2017735420
2018344508
2019270602
2020153541
202126302

How Many Patents did Lockheed Martin File in Different Countries?

Lockheed Martin Patent Portfolio Worldwide Filing Top 10 Countries

Countries in which Lockheed Martin Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America7059
Europe1468
Australia611
Japan502
Canada456
Korea (South)276
China240
India222
Germany170
Brazil126
United Kingdom107
Israel103
Singapore93
South Africa74
Mexico71
Taiwan69
Spain45
Austria38
Denmark28
Norway26
Poland21
Russia18
Turkey15
Malaysia14
Chile13
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)13
New Zealand12
Philippines9
Saudi Arabia9
Indonesia8
Thailand8
Vietnam8
Colombia4
Portugal4
Sweden4
Eurasia4
Finland3
Cuba3
France3
Peru3
San Marino1
Ukraine1
Italy1
Kazakhstan1
Netherlands1
Serbia1
Uruguay1
Croatia1
Cyprus1
Argentina1
Slovenia1

Where are Research Centers of Lockheed Martin Patents Located?

Lockheed Martin R&D Centers

10 Best Lockheed Martin Patents

US20040103147A1 is the most popular patent in the Lockheed Martin portfolio. It has received 422 citations so far from companies like Microsoft, IBM and Citrix Systems.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Lockheed Martin:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20040103147A1422
US20100049180A1389
US20060249622A1316
US6519860B1295
US6992639B1286
US20080077200A1257
US20030210197A1257
US20060282886A1248
US6407703B1246
US6759693B2237

Which Companies are using Lockheed Martin 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 in the Lockheed Martin patent portfolio are Boeing, Sikorsky Aircraft and Raytheon.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Boeing246
Sikorsky Aircraft176
Raytheon147
Textron139
Airbus134
IBM120
General Electric91
Samsung89
Microsoft74
Honeywell66

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Lockheed Martin Patents

Lockheed Martin Patent Portfolio

Top Lockheed Martin Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8335931B230
US7988688B229
US7354877B224
US7736382B223
US7532311B221
US7276703B221
US6543671B220
US8426309B219
US8792978B218
US8789192B217

What Percentage of Lockheed Martin US Patent Applications were Granted?

Lockheed Martin (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 9046 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 7870 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 90.2%.

Below are the key stats of Lockheed Martin patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Lockheed Martin?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Mcdermott Will & Emery Llp52487.60%
Howard Ip Law Group40296.76%
Lockheed Martin Corporation38991.49%
Lockheed Martin Mfc And26988.89%
Lockheed Martin Corporation By And Through Its20894.82%
Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle Llp17489.33%
Foley & Lardner Llp16982.07%
Bracewell Llp16685.54%
Duane Morris Llp Philadelphia Not Active16592.73%
Lockheed Martin C O15784.56%

Because the rate of innovation in the aerospace and defence (A&D) industry is continually increasing, it’s an exciting moment to be involved. Lockheed Martin has been at the forefront of this revolution for the past six decades, and its distinctive blend of innovation, technology, and customer focus can be found across the board.

Lockheed Martin is developing, innovating, and integrating hypersonic capabilities that travel Mach 5 or more, directed energy that travels at the speed of light, and autonomous systems for a variety of lifesaving military and commercial applications, with a focus on the United States National Defense Strategy, to help their customers achieve their most important and critical missions.

Using Lockheed Martin’s experience and integration capabilities to connect these novel technologies to perform for its customers is the future of battlespace.

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What are Lockheed Martin key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Lockheed Martin?

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

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

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