Stihl Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Stihl has a total of 4523 patents globally, out of which 3183 have been granted. Of these 4523 patents, more than 65% patents are active. The United States of America is where Stihl has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Germany and China. Parallelly, Germany seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of Stihl.

Stihl operates as a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets power tools for the forestry, landscapes maintenance, and construction industry. Stihl Holding serves customers worldwide.

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

How many patents does the Founder of Stihl have?

The Founder Peter Farrell has 315 patents.

How many patents does Stihl have?

Stihl has a total of 4523 patents globally. These patents belong to 1600 unique patent families. Out of 4523 patents, 2967 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Stihl File Every Year?

Stihl 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 GrantStihl Applications FiledStihl Patents Granted
2011231160
2012248166
2013233172
2014185180
2015158221
2016156164
2017194206
2018163175
2019155158
2020170158
2021145160
202227114

How many Stihl patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Stihl Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Stihl File in Different Countries?

Stihl Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Stihl Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1209
Germany817
China683
Europe657
Japan298
United Kingdom180
France162
Canada89
Spain76
Brazil51
Russia42
Australia32
Austria29
Sweden26
Italy18
Mexico16
Indonesia12
Poland12
New Zealand10
Norway9
Malaysia9
Denmark8
Portugal8
Turkey3
Korea (South)3
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)2
South Africa2
Philippines1
Finland1
Taiwan1
Nicaragua1
Luxembourg1
Belgium1
Viet Nam1
Hungary1
Czech Republic1
India1

Where are Research Centers of Stihl Patents Located?

Research Centers of Stihl Patents

10 Best Stihl Patents

US8869912B2 is the most popular patent in the Stihl portfolio. It has received 162 citations so far from companies like Cilag Gmbh International, Husqvarna Group and Makita Corporation.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US8869912B2162
US6367559B1102
US6393835B192
US6375171B186
US20100218386A165
US20060102420A165
US7809495B261
US6848513B261
US6651347B258
US6973726B257

Which Companies are using Stihl 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 Stihl patent portfolio are Husqvarna, Makita and Robert Bosch.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Husqvarna Group47
Makita27
Robert Bosch21
Yamabiko Corporation19
Tyco Fire Products Lp16
Koki Holdings Co Ltd12
The Viking Corporation11
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation9
Chervon Hk Limited8
Victaulic Company7

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Stihl Patents

Top Stihl Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20100218386A114
US7389824B27
US8894382B26
US8573323B26
US9314915B26
US8636075B25
US8166575B25
US7766252B25
US6848513B24
US6681726B24
US6367559B14
US20100218385A14
US6715561B24
US7958642B24
US9010454B24

What Percentage of Stihl US Patent Applications were Granted?

Stihl has filed 793 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 597 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 83.3%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Stihl?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Walter Ottesen Pa36189.71%
Gudrun E Huckett Draudt18580.36%
Robert Becker Ip Law9577.89%
Crowell & Moring Llp6896.30%
Robert W Becker & Associates4261.90%
Paul D Strain2085.00%
Lucas & Mercanti Llp683.33%
Becker & Becker Inc580.00%
Foley & Lardner Llp560.00%
Klarquist Sparkman Llp4100.00%

What are Stihl‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Stihl?

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

R&D Focus: How has Stihl‘s search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on November 9, 2022

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