Thales Group Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Thales Group has a total of 813 patents globally, out of which 449 have been granted. Of these 813 patents, more than 23% patents are active. China is where Thales Group has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by the United Kingdom and France. Parallelly, France seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Thales Group.

Thales Group was founded in the year 1893 by Chantell Johnson. Thales Group designs and builds aerospace and defense electrical systems. The Company offers flight deck systems, avionics equipment, and navigation solutions as well as provides telecommunications satellites, signalling systems, and air traffic management and maintenance services and also serves aviation, space and transportation, defense and security markets worldwide. As of December 2022, the market cap of Thales Group is $ 25.72 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Thales Group have?

The founder Chantell Johnson has 0 patent and CEO Patrice Caine has 0 patent.

How many patents does Thales Group have?

Thales Group has a total of 813 patents globally. These patents belong to 641 unique patent families. Out of 813 patents, 192 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Thales Group File Every Year?

Thales Group 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 GrantThales Group Applications FiledThales Group Patents Granted
2022221
2021711
20202117
20191611
20183613
20173511
20163623
20151720
20141311
20131514
20121513
20113014

How many Thales Group patents are Alive/Dead?

Thales Group Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Thales Group File in Different Countries?

Thales Group Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Thales Group Filed Patents

CountryPatents
China331
United Kingdom95
France70
United States Of America66
Germany46
Italy33
Japan29
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)25
Spain23
Taiwan20
Singapore19
Korea (South)14
Europe5
India4
Canada3
Brazil3
Australia2
Russia2
Mexico2
Norway2
Finland2
Israel2
Hungary1
Malaysia1
Chile1
Turkey1
Africa1
Colombia1
Denmark1
South Africa1
Sweden1
Croatia1

Where are the Research Centres of Thales Group Patents Located?

Research Centres of Thales Group Patents

10 Best Thales Group Patents

US6388393B1 is the most popular patent in the Thales Group portfolio. It has received 196 citations so far from companies like Samsung, Sharp, and Nokia.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Thales Group:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6492194B1196
US6445265B1105
US6715121B192
US20020106115A167
US6408273B156
US6356028B155
US6349207B153
US6341408B240
US6429437B130
US6687667B128

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 26 Thales Group patents in 89 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Thales Group patent portfolio are Texas Instruments, Raytheon, and Canon.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Thales Group –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Thales Group PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Texas Instruments34
Raytheon23
Canon23
Robert Bosch24
Skyworks Solutions22
Sony27
Applied Materials22
Infineon Technologies27
Powertech Technology12
Shin-Etsu Chemical11

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Thales Group Patents

Top Thales Group Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6492194B19
US6445265B15
US6429437B13
US6484619B13
US6852561B23
US6337643B12
US6438253B12
US6522051B12
US6437730B12
US6729001B22
US6429805B11
US6476948B11
US6349207B11
US6556354B11
US6383305B11

What Percentage of Thales Group US Patent Applications were Granted?

Thales Group (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 163 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 108 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 95.58%.

Below are the key stats of Thales Group patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Thales Group?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
The Jansson Firm6496.00%
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney5394.34%
Thales Group Dis45100.00%
Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton1100.00%

What are Thales Group‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Thales Group?

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

R&D Focus: How has Thales Group’s search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on December 22, 2022

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