Northrop Grumman has a total of 11109 patents globally, out of which 6526 have been granted. Of these 11109 patents, more than 58% patents are active. United States of America is where Northrop Grumman has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Japan and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Northrop Grumman is USA, it has generated an annual revenue of $36.7 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Northrop Grumman.
Northrop Grumman was founded in the year 1994 by Jack Northrop and Leroy Grumman. Company is doing business in designing, developing, building and supporting some of the world’s most advanced products, from cutting-edge aircraft and next-generation spacecraft to unrivalled cyber security systems and all-seeing radars. As of December 2021, Northrop Grumman has a market cap of $56.73 Billion.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of Northrop Grumman which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Northrop Grumman’s patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Northrop Grumman’s patent portfolio.
How many patents does Northrop Grumman have?
Northrop Grumman has a total of 11109 patents globally. These patents belong to 3554 unique patent families. Out of 11109 patents, 6465 patents are active.
How many Northrop Grumman patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Northrop Grumman File Every Year?
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 Grant||Northrop Grumman Applications Filed||Northrop Grumman Patents Granted|
How Many Patents did Northrop Grumman File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Northrop Grumman Filed Patents
|United States Of America||3941|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||14|
Where are Research Centers of Northrop Grumman Patents Located?
10 Best Northrop Grumman Patents
US7701439B2 is the most popular patent in the Northrop Grumman portfolio. It has received 432 citations so far from companies like Microsoft Corporation, Casio Computer and Nintendo.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Northrop Grumman:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
Which Companies are using Northrop Grumman 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 Northrop Grumman patent portfolio are IBM, Boeing and Microsoft.
List of the top forward citing Companies –
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Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Northrop Grumman Patents
Top Northrop Grumman Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of Northrop Grumman US Patent Applications were Granted?
Northrop Grumman (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 6444 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 5949 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 94.25%.
Below are the key stats of Northrop Grumman patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Northrop Grumman?
|Law Firm||Total Application||Success Rate|
|Traskbritt P C Ngis||513||99.79%|
|Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker||397||96.22%|
|Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino||391||95.05%|
|Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino L L P||309||88.35%|
|Patti & Malvone Law Group Llc||232||87.17%|
|Shumaker Loop & Kendrick Llp||209||93.62%|
|Northrop Grumman Corporation||204||94.55%|
|Katten Muchin Rosenman Llp||186||80.87%|
“At Northrop Grumman, we pioneer technologies and break new boundaries to protect and advance humanity as we know it. From deep sea to outer space to cyber space, we are defining possible at the edge of every frontier.”
Northrop Grumman is pursuing new research avenues and developing ground-breaking technologies that will not only support the mission, but also connect, progress, and safeguard the United States and its allies. It takes advantage of collaborative digital technologies and model-based systems engineering as leaders in the digital transformation of aerospace and defence.
Northrop Grumman is collaborating with its partners to understand more about the space realm and defend it. As a result, national security and space exploration will be prioritised. Northrop Grumman is at the forefront of developing discerning and creative technologies for its clients, utilising Lean-Agile processes. Its digital-based capabilities, which are centred on the user, give modern technology to keep ahead of sophisticated threats. Its top objective right now is to provide war fighters the confidence they need to make real-time judgments in complicated situations.
Northrop Grumman is ‘Defining Possible’ by embracing the evolution of manufacturing activities, which are fuelled by the growing influence of carbon fiber 3D printing, deep learning robotics, and data-driven hypersonic testing. It understands the fundamental and inventive value of digitally connected technologies that can help it build a stronger, faster, and smarter manufacturing line-up.
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What are Northrop Grumman key innovation segments?
What Technologies are Covered by Northrop Grumman?
The chart below distributes patents filed by Northrop Grumman in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Northrop Grumman thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.
R&D Focus: How Northrop Grumman search focus changed over the years?
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