Solar Turbines Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Solar Turbines has a total of 926 patents globally, out of which 454 have been granted. Of these 926 patents, more than 50% patents are active. The United States of America is where Solar Turbines has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Germany. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Solar Turbines.

Solar Turbines is subpart of Caterpillar Inc was founded in 1927 by George Prudden. Solar Turbines manufactures industrial gas turbines. The Company offers engines, compressors, mechanical drive packages, and generators, as well as renders construction services including design and engineering, fabrication, material procurement, and onsite construction.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Solar Turbines have?

The Founder George Prudden has 0 patents and CEO Robert Mosley has 0 patents.

How many patents does Solar Turbines have?

Solar Turbines has a total of 926 patents globally. These patents belong to 402 unique patent families. Out of 926 patents, 465 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Solar Turbines File Every Year?

Solar Turbines Patents 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 GrantSolar Turbines Applications FiledSolar Turbines Patents Granted
20112617
201211218
201315515
201413032
20157559
20165973
20175265
20183338
20193033
20204823
20212429
2022113

How many Solar Turbines patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Solar Turbines Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Solar Turbines File in Different Countries?

Solar Turbines Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Solar Turbines Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America396
China139
Germany48
Russia41
Mexico37
Europe30
United Kingdom21
Japan13
India13
Canada12
Brazil8
Australia5
Korea1

Where are Research Centers of Solar Turbines Patents Located?

Research Centers of Solar Turbines Patents

10 Best Solar Turbines Patents

US8621873B2 is the most popular patent in the Solar Turbines portfolio. It has received 88 citations so far from companies like Rolls-Royce, Bj Energy Solutions, and Ge Oil & Gas Esp.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Solar Turbines:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US8621873B288
US6431832B184
US8672606B283
US6655145B282
US6971242B279
US20160248230A177
US20060218902A176
US8851441B273
US7552903B270
US9394829B269

 Which Companies are using Solar Turbines 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 Solar Turbines patent portfolio are General Electric, Raytheon Technologies and Siemens.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
General Electric85
Raytheon Technologies Corporation19
Siemens19
United Technologies Corporation14
Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc12
Pratt & Whitney Canada9
Nuovo Pignone Srl7
Dresser-Rand Company6
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co Ltd6
Ansaldo Energia Ip Uk Limited5

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Solar Turbines Patents

Top Solar Turbines Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7496475B214
US8818078B213
US8128865B212
US20090037206A111
US6655145B29
US20050044857A18
US8973365B28
US8152496B27
US8127546B27
US8522528B25
US6431832B15
US9506347B25
US20150104335A15
US7552903B25
US9127555B24

What Percentage of Solar Turbines US Patent Applications were Granted?

Solar Turbines (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 380 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 256 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 68.63%.

Below are the key stats of Solar Turbines patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Solar Turbines?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Caterpillar Inc28074.06%
Procopio Inactive390.00%
Finnegan Henderson Llp352.86%
Larry G Cain771.43%
Brannon Sowers & Cracraft Pc475.00%
Claim Construction Llc40.00%
Inactive Brannon Sowers30.00%
Keith P Roberson2100.00%
Broadcom Limited1100.00%

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What are Solar Turbines key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Solar Turbines?

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

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

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Updated on September 1, 2022

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