Nikola Motor Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Nikola Motor has a total of 207 patents globally, out of which 135 have been granted. Of these 207 patents, more than 92% patents are active. The United States of America is where Nikola Motor has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by the United Kingdom and Europe. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Nikola Motor.

Nikola Motor was founded in 2014. Nikola Motor designs and manufactures automobiles. The Company produces light trucks and electric semi-trucks and utility vehicles, as well as offers electric components.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Nikola Motor have?

The Founder Trevor Milton has 15 patents and CEO Mark Russell has 136 patents.

How many patents does Nikola Motor have?

Nikola Motor has a total of 207 patents globally. These patents belong to 56 unique patent families. Out of 207 patents, 192 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Nikola Motor File Every Year?

Nikola Motor 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 GrantNikola Motor Applications FiledNikola Motor Patents Granted

How many Nikola Motor patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Nikola Motor Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Nikola Motor File in Different Countries?

Nikola Motor Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Nikola Motor Filed Patents

United States Of America65
United Kingdom30
Korea (South)9

Where are Research Centers of Nikola Motor Patents Located?

Research Centers of Nikola Motor Patents

10 Best Nikola Motor Patents

US10589788B1 is the most popular patent in the Nikola Motor portfolio. It has received 24 citations so far from companies like Volkswagen, Volvo Truck, and Daimler.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Nikola Motor:

Publication NumberCitation Count

What Percentage of Nikola Motor US Patent Applications were Granted?

Nikola Motor (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 40 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 31 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 96.8%.

Below are the key stats of Nikola Motor’s patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Nikola Motor?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Snell & Wilmer Llp3095.45%
Brooks Kushman Pc9100.00%
Maginot Moore & Beck Llp10%

What are Nikola Motor’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Nikola Motor?

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

R&D Focus: How has Nikola Motor’s search focus changed over the years?


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