Northrop Grumman Patents – Key Insights and Stats

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?

Worldwide Patents

Northrop Grumman Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Northrop Grumman Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Northrop Grumman File Every Year?

Northrop Grumman 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 GrantNorthrop Grumman Applications FiledNorthrop Grumman Patents Granted
2011341300
2012351254
2013353290
2014413248
2015462261
2016551316
2017388390
2018471405
2019472390
2020236372
202162290

How Many Patents did Northrop Grumman File in Different Countries?

Northrop Grumman Patent Portfolio in top 10 countries

Countries in which Northrop Grumman Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America3941
Europe1532
Japan992
Germany559
Canada544
Australia467
Korea (South)246
France220
China155
Spain140
Austria132
Israel130
Taiwan115
Portugal81
Norway75
Denmark70
United Kingdom63
Russia59
Brazil55
Turkey36
India32
Mexico32
South Africa30
Singapore28
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)14
Poland14
New Zealand10
Sweden5
Switzerland3
Italy3
Netherlands2
Eurasia2
Finland2
Cyprus2
Belgium2
Hungary2
Saudi Arabia2
Slovenia2
Croatia1
Thailand1
Malaysia1
Argentina1
Czech Republic1
Egypt1
Colombia1
Philippines1
Chile1

Where are Research Centers of Northrop Grumman Patents Located?

Northrop Grumman R&D Centers

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 NumberCitation Count
US7701439B2432
US20010049651A1397
US6912498B2390
US7043213B2315
US6606066B1284
US20040243545A1284
US7315818B2278
US6560576B1278
US7068998B2262
US6766294B2250

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 –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM140
Boeing116
Microsoft102
Samsung71
Raytheon67
Google43
Intel43
Sony37
Honeywell37
Nuance Communications29

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Northrop Grumman Patents

Northrop Grumman Patent Portfolio

Top Northrop Grumman Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9696808B250
US8769127B241
US8972902B229
US7856411B225
US8689287B224
US7904892B223
US7701439B223
US7530105B223
US8589824B219
US8180114B219

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 FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Patent Counsel74198.25%
Traskbritt P C Ngis51399.79%
Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker39796.22%
Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino39195.05%
Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino L L P30988.35%
Patti & Malvone Law Group Llc23287.17%
Shumaker Loop & Kendrick Llp20993.62%
Northrop Grumman Corporation20494.55%
Katten Muchin Rosenman Llp18680.87%
Trw Inc175100.00%

“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 FocusHow Northrop Grumman search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on February 14, 2022

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