Otis Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Otis has a total of 13034 patents globally, out of which 7192 have been granted. Of these 13034 patents, more than 49% patents are active. The United States of America is where Otis has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Europe. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Otis.

Otis was founded in the year 1853 by Elisha Otis. The company manufactures, installs, and services building systems. The Company offers elevators, escalators, and other moving products. Otis Worldwide serves customers worldwide. As of December 2022, the market cap of Otis is $ 32.74 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Otis have?

The founder Elisha Otis has 0 patent and CEO Judy Marks has 0 patent.

How many patents does Otis have?

Otis has a total of 13034 patents globally. These patents belong to 4382 unique patent families. Out of 13034 patents, 6423 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Otis File Every Year?

Otis 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 GrantOtis Applications FiledOtis Patents Granted
202218755
2021335839
2020485718
20191149550
20181344381
2017964289
2016853236
2015591205
2014267307
2013505400
2012486364
2011482298

How many Otis patents are Alive/Dead?

Otis Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Otis File in Different Countries?

Otis Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Otis Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America2348
China2298
Europe1996
Germany1129
Japan1022
Korea (South)791
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)584
India518
Spain422
Australia250
Brazil160
United Kingdom132
Austria69
Malaysia51
France43
Taiwan41
Singapore28
Portugal22
Italy16
Indonesia11
Canada11
Turkey5
Switzerland4
Viet Nam2
Mongolia2
Czech Republic2
Philippines2
Belgium1
Denmark1
Netherlands1

Where are the Research Centres of Otis Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Otis

10 Best Otis Patents

US6397976B1 is the most popular patent in the Otis portfolio. It has received 163 citations so far from companies like Inventio, Kone and Mitsubishi Electric.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6397976B1163
US6739433B1134
US7123030B2128
US6435315B1128
CN101910001A124
US6707374B1112
US7353915B298
US6467585B192
US8020672B291
US20180053504A178

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO used 388 Otis patents in 1096 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Otis patent portfolio are Kone, Inventio and Mitsubishi Electric.

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

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Otis PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Kone111256
Inventio Ag72188
Mitsubishi Electric2439
Tk Elevator1865
Ibm915
Cedes59
General Electric512
Toshiba417
Honeywell47
Centurylink33

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Otis Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Otis

Top Otis Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8020672B29
US8136636B28
US6707374B18
US7328775B27
US6435315B16
US8172042B26
US8887872B26
US8238948B25
US8418815B25
US8127894B25
US7353915B25
US6601679B24
US8396588B24
US6601828B24
US6364061B24

What Percentage of Otis US Patent Applications were Granted?

Otis (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1994 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1193 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 75.36%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Otis?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Cantor Colburn Otis Elevator132973.07%
Carlson Gaskey & Olds35578.18%
Otis Elevator Company7187.32%
Bachman & Lapointe2885.19%
Kinney And Lange2382.61%
Getz Balich1883.33%
Kinney & Lange1776.47%
Carlson Gaskey & Olds1668.75%
David J Gaskey1553.33%
Thomas H Osborn1283.33%

What are Otis key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Otis?

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

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

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Updated on December 22, 2022

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