Trimble Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Trimble has a total of 1345 patents globally, out of which 958 have been granted. Of these 1345 patents, more than 73% patents are active. United States of America is where Trimble has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Germany. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Trimble.

Trimble was founded in 1978 by Charles Trimble. Trimble provides advanced location-based software solutions. The Company integrates its positioning expertise in GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide complete commercial solutions. Trimble operates worldwide. As of April 2022, Trimble has a market cap of $16.7 Billion.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Trimble have?

The Founder Charles Trimble has 0 patents and the CEO Robert Painter have 20 patents.

How many patents does Trimble have?

Trimble has a total of 1345 patents globally. These patents belong to 710 unique patent families. Out of 1345 patents, 983 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Trimble File Every Year?

Trimble 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 GrantTrimble Applications FiledTrimble Patents Granted
20114329
20129232
201311642
201413741
201510839
20165257
201767127
201881106
201963125
202049106
20212381
202214

How many Trimble patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Trimble Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Trimble File in Different Countries?

Trimble Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Trimble Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America529
Europe259
Germany240
China43
Korea (South)23
United Kingdom22
Canada20
Australia18
Austria13
Japan11
Sweden8
France7
Russia5
Denmark5
Brazil3
Spain3
New Zealand3
Finland3
India2
Belgium2
Argentina1
Norway1
Portugal1

Where are Research Centers of Trimble Patents Located?

Research Centers of Trimble Patents

10 Best Trimble Patents

US6578005B1 is the most popular patent in the Trimble portfolio. It has received 594 citations so far from companies like Microsoft, At&T and IBM.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6578005B1594
US6671824B1273
US20090199192A1128
US9235763B2106
US20080086391A1105
US20080086685A1103
US20140122143A1100
US6594617B2100
US6834234B298
US20090024325A197

Which Companies are using Trimble 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 Trimble patent portfolio are IBM, Leica Geosystems and John Deere.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM13
Leica Geosystems10
John Deere9
Caterpillar9
Topcon9
Honeywell8
Robert Bosch Gmbh7
Caterpillar Paving Products7
Microsoft6
Hexagon Technology Center Gmbh6

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Trimble Patents

Top Trimble Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6578005B130
US20140122143A120
US10115158B220
US8225319B216
US20090199192A113
US9562764B28
US10686976B28
US9888080B28
US6834234B28
US9488736B27
US8490937B27
US10378896B27
US6594617B27
US9008998B27
US10165255B27

What Percentage of Trimble US Patent Applications were Granted?

Trimble (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 321 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 267 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 90.8%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Trimble?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Llp26489.54%
Snell & Wilmer2695.45%
Trimble Inc1492.86%
Foley & Lardner Llp12100.00%
Aaron S Brodsky1100.00%
Hollingsworth Davis Llc1100.00%

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What are Trimble key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Trimble?

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

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

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