Siemens Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Siemens has a total of 114141 patents globally, out of which 53321 have been granted. Of these 114141 patents, more than 49% patents are active. Europe is where Siemens has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Germany and United States of America. Parallelly, Germany seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Siemens.

Siemens was founded in the year 1847. The Company is an engineering and manufacturing company. The Company focuses on areas of electrification, automation, and digitalization. Siemens also provides engineering solutions in automation and control, power, transportation and medical diagnosis.

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

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

The founder Werner von Siemens has 0 patent and Johann Georg Halske has 0 patent and CEO Roland Busch has 1 patent.

How many patents does Siemens have?

Siemens has a total of 114141 patents globally. These patents belong to 53284 unique patent families. Out of 114141 patents, 56537 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Siemens File Every Year?

Siemens 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 GrantSiemens Applications FiledSiemens Patents Granted
20237863769
202229354517
202155994952
202069965651
201987865927
201896676071
201793423935
201677593989
201590894936
2014104874965
2013108904609

How many Siemens patents are Alive/Dead?

Siemens Patent Portfolio

 How Many Patents did Siemens File in Different Countries?

Siemens Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Siemens Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Europe20356
Germany17825
United States Of America16737
China16649
Austria8546
India2690
Japan2190
Spain2039
Russia1614
Korea (South)1490
Brazil1400
Canada1288
Italy1029
Denmark879
Poland873
United Kingdom776
Australia713
Mexico501
Norway427
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)341
Portugal250
Saudi Arabia152
Hungary125
Israel111
Chile108
Singapore91
Taiwan90
South Africa82
Turkey78
Indonesia55
France54
United Arab Emirates52
Malaysia50
Viet Nam48
Peru47
Croatia40
Gulf Cooperation Council37
Serbia36
New Zealand29
Ukraine29
Switzerland27
Slovenia26
Argentina26
Slovakia21
Egypt16
Lithuania15
Morocco14
Mongolia13
Philippines12
Finland12
Eurasia11
Colombia10
Czech Republic9
Cyprus8
Tunisia7
Kazakhstan6
Belarus4
Netherlands4
Estonia4
Africa3
Macao3
Malta2
Uzbekistan2
Cuba1
Africa1
Romania1
Montenegro1

Where are Research Centres of Siemens Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Siemens

10 Best Siemens Patents

US9962129B2 is the most popular patent in the Siemens portfolio. It has received 512 citations so far from companies like Ethicon Llc, Cilag Gmbh International and Virtualitics, Inc.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US9962129B2512
US20150060804A1433
DE102012213322A1418
US20130154913A1402
US20160174902A1359
US20170337682A1290
US20130063143A1258
US8878740B2237
US20150238148A1233
US8890759B2220

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 4038 Siemens patents in 14203 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Siemens patent portfolio are General Electric Company, Koninklijke Philips and IBM.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Siemens –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Siemens PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
General Electric Company375761
Koninklijke Philips208549
IBM190352
Samsung Electronics135305
Canon Medical Systems Corporation92235
Raytheon Technologies Corporation80160
Microsoft Technology70147
Honeywell International65152
Shanghai United Imaging Healthcare62149
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation56129

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Siemens Patents

 Top Siemens Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20160174902A141
US8346398B227
US20170337682A126
US9020235B222
US9269243B222
US8576069B221
US8799830B220
US9020647B219
US9633306B216
US9700219B216
US8595831B216
US20140099476A116
US9607876B215
US8529450B215
US8713460B215

What Percentage of Siemens US Patent Applications were Granted?

Siemens (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 36568 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 27071 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 77.17%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Siemens?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Siemens Corporation620474.00%
Harness Dickey & Pierce255574.22%
Lerner Greenberg Stemer241275.35%
Arentfox Schiff Chicago232976.26%
Henry M Feiereisen153674.10%
Slayden Grubert Beard147965.50%
Lempia Summerfield Katz136771.46%
Lerner And Greenberg120599.67%
Cozen O Connor114678.16%
Staas & Halsey Llp112058.71%

What are Siemens key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Siemens?

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

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

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