Motorola Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Motorola has a total of 9800 patents globally, out of which 6763 have been granted. Of these 9800 patents, more than 58% patents are active. United States of America is where Motorola has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Korea (South) and United Kingdom. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Motorola.

Motorola was founded in the year 1928 by James O’Connor. This Company is a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider. The Company develops data capture, wireless, infrastructure, bar code scanning, two-ways radio and wireless broadband networks and also produces public safety and government products, voice and data communications products and systems and wireless LAN securities. As of December 2022, the market cap of Motorola is $ 42.20 Billion.

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

How many patents does Motorola have?

Motorola has a total of 9800 patents globally. These patents belong to 4760 unique patent families. Out of 9800 patents, 5775 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Motorola File Every Year?

Motorola 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 GrantMotorola Applications FiledMotorola Patents Granted
202234311
2021139403
2020359428
2019501443
2018493432
2017447386
2016603502
2015545404
2014565371
2013577374
2012434375
2011384304

How many Motorola patents are Alive/Dead?

Motorola Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Motorola File in Different Countries?

Motorola Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Motorola Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America3568
Korea (South)853
United Kingdom700
Germany680
Europe742
Australia579
Canada548
China446
Japan117
Israel97
Brazil71
Russia37
Taiwan37
Mexico33
South Africa27
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)23
Austria21
New Zealand19
India17
Denmark15
Spain11
Malaysia10
Sweden5
Poland5
Singapore5
Finland4
Norway4
Italy3
France3
Indonesia1

Where are Research Centres of Motorola Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Motorola

10 Best Motorola Patents

US6909947B2 is the most popular patent in the Motorola portfolio. It has received 433 citations so far from companies like Toyota, Volkswagen and General Motors.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6909947B2433
US6515623B2313
US6392544B1296
US6340878B1294
US7868912B2291
US6362738B1285
US20160141908A1263
US6366782B1252
US6765969B1241
US20070254675A1232

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO used 1517 Motorola patents in 9423 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Motorola patent portfolio are Qualcomm, Samsung and Ericsson.

List of the Companies who’s Patents were rejected citing Motorola –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Motorola PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Qualcomm252604
Samsung137293
Ericsson124266
Ibm123252
Apple84177
Sony77208
Microsoft72176
Nec Corp69141
Huawei67125
Intel67151

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Motorola Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Motorola

Top Motorola Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8224029B244
US10645344B238
US8564661B231
US7801330B229
US8660498B227
US9996976B226
US9740937B224
US7868912B224
US9584710B222
US9215781B221
US8150328B220
US8711217B219
US6999600B219
US9892606B218
US8060104B218

What Percentage of Motorola US Patent Applications were Granted?

Motorola (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 284 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 282 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 99.3%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Motorola?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Motorola Solutions242386.64%
Michael Best & Friedrich Motorola30494.55%
Perry Currier For Msi11797.80%
Zebra Technologies Corporation7773.68%
Baker Botts34100.00%
Haley Guiliano27100.00%
Lemko Corporation Cygan Law Offices16100.00%
Lemko Corporation5100.00%
Motorola5100.00%
Vincent B Ingrassia5100.00%

What are Motorola key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Motorola?

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

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

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Updated on January 2, 2023

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