Subaru Patents – Insights & Stats

Subaru has a total of 19220 patents globally, out of which 10783 have been granted. Of these 25065 patents, more than 50% patents are active. Japan is where Subaru has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by USA and China. Parallelly, Japan seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Subaru.

Subaru was founded in 1953 by Kenji Kita and Subaru is the subpart of Toyota. Subaru manufactures and distributes automobile products. The Company produces passenger cars, buses, motor vehicle parts, and products. Subaru also provides vehicle maintenance services. As of March 2022, Subaru has a market cap of $11.79 Billion.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Subaru have?

The CEO, Tomomi Nakamura have 0 patents.

How many patents does Subaru have?

Subaru has a total of 19220 patents globally. These patents belong to 12774 unique patent families. Out of 19220 patents, 10798 patents are active.

How many Subaru patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Subaru Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Subaru File Every Year?

Subaru 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 GrantSubaru Applications FiledSubaru Patents Granted
2011620628
2012638666
2013909
2014959624
2015967527
20161214753
20171278933
20181220881
201913151011
20201042998
2021394825
2022170

How Many Patents did Subaru File in Different Countries?

Subaru Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Subaru Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Japan12119
United States Of America2570
China1713
Germany1308
Europe929
United Kingdom140
Korea (South)132
Australia51
Canada36
Taiwan16
Spain15
Russian Federation6
Austria6
Brazil5
Indonesia4
India4
France4
Czech Republic2
Mexico2
Poland2
Hungary2
Malaysia2
New Zealand2
Finland1
Norway1

Where are Research Centers of Subaru Patents Located?

Research Centers of Subaru Patents

10 Best Subaru Patents

US8224031B2 is the most popular patent in the Subaru portfolio. It has received 191 citations so far from companies like Magna Electronics Inc, Panasonic Corporation, and IBM.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US8224031B2191
US8244027B2151
US7742864B2149
US6813370B1144
US6823261B2139
JP2006115623A134
US6961661B2132
US7030775B2131
US7074474B2130
US6651900B1125

Which Companies are using Subaru 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 Subaru patent portfolio are Ford Global Technologies, Honda Motor Company and Hyundai Motor Company.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Ford Global Technologies93
Honda Motor Company85
Hyundai Motor Company64
Denso55
Gm Global Technology Operations51
Robert Bosch43
Kia Motors39
Hitachi Automotive Systems25
Boeing21
Nissan21

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Subaru Patents

Top Subaru Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7385801B216
US20080220329A116
US20060057433A116
US7727667B213
US8685117B211
US7052572B211
US20100216027A111
US8340896B29
US8974947B29
US8220877B29
US7356408B29
US6734787B29
US6670789B29
US7368829B29
US6776371B29

What Percentage of Subaru US Patent Applications were Granted?

Subaru (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1910 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1432 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 96.89%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Subaru?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Mcdermott Will & Emery45698.00%
Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group45096.76%
Smith Gambrell & Russell32297.89%
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders22297.48%
Chip Law Group7492.19%
Hauptman Ham36100.00%
Darby & Darby30100.00%
Beveridge Degrandi Weilacher & Young33100.00%
Martin A Farber20100.00%
Oliff Plc1175.00%

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What are Subaru’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Subaru?

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

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

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