Nio Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Nio has a total of 5673 patents globally, out of which 3171 have been granted. Of these 5673 patents, more than 66% patents are active. China is where Nio has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and Europe. Parallelly, China seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Nio.

Nio was founded in the year 2014. Nio is a company that specializes on creating electric automobiles. In addition, the company also offers users access to home charging, power fast valet services, and other power solutions like battery swapping, public charging, and access to power mobile charging trucks.

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

How many patents does Nio have?

Nio has a total of 5673 patents globally. These patents belong to 4000 unique patent families. Out of 5673 patents, 4493 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Nio File Every Year?

Nio 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 GrantNio Applications FiledNio Patents Granted
2023355470
20221006661
2021533350
2020155366
2019377707
20181772422
20171106179
201634711
20158
201411
20111

How many Nio patents are Alive/Dead?

Nio Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Nio File in Different Countries?

Nio Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Nio Filed Patents

CountryPatent
China3711
United States Of America690
Europe357
Taiwan331
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)58
Korea (South)13
India4
Japan2
Germany1

Where are Research Centres of Nio Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Nio


10 Best Nio Patents

USD856359S1 is the most popular patent in the Nio portfolio. It has received 528 citations so far from companies like Ethicon, Cilag Gmbh and Microsoft.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
USD856359S1528
US20170140603A182
US9963106B180
USD835000S165
US20190107406A163
US20170140349A157
US20180276540A157
CN107451526A56
CN106143183A53
US20170136881A149

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 533 Nio patents in 3455 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Nio patent portfolio are Ford, Toyota and Hyundai.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Nio –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Nio PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Ford39116
Toyota3387
Hyundai2346
Honda2356
Kia Motors2142
Gm Global Technology1742
Intel1560
Robert Bosch1134
IBM1131
Waymo1022

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Nio Patents

Top Nio Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20190220011A122
US20190049958A115
US10551838B215
US20180141544A115
US10430833B214
US20180143298A114
US10252631B210
US20180127001A110
US20170136894A110
US10717412B210
US11024160B210
US20190143936A110
US20180141568A18
US20180259966A18
US10410250B28

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What are Nio’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Nio?

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

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

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