United Parcel Service has a total of 2135 patents globally, out of which 991 have been granted. Of these 2135 patents, more than 60% patents are active. United States of America is where United Parcel Service has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Canada and Europe and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for United Parcel Service is USA, it has generated an annual revenue of $84.6 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of United Parcel Service.
United Parcel Service was founded in the year 1907 by James E. Casey. Company is doing business in shipping & receiving couriers and supply chain management. As of December 2021, United Parcel Service has a market cap of $175.62 Billion.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of United Parcel Service which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find United Parcel Service’s patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over United Parcel Service’s patent portfolio.
How many patents does United Parcel Service have?
United Parcel Service has a total of 2135 patents globally. These patents belong to 503 unique patent families. Out of 2135 patents, 1283 patents are active.
How many United Parcel Service patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did United Parcel Service File Every Year?
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 Grant||United Parcel Service Applications Filed||United Parcel Service Patents Granted|
How Many Patents did United Parcel Service File in Different Countries?
Countries in which United Parcel Service Filed Patents
|United States Of America||861|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||2|
Where are Research Centers of United Parcel Service Patents Located?
10 Best United Parcel Service Patents
US20040203909A1 is the most popular patent in the United Parcel Service portfolio. It has received 526 citations so far from companies like Ntt Docomo, Nokia and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of United Parcel Service:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
Which Companies are using United Parcel Service 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 United Parcel Service patent portfolio are IBM, Amazon and SAP.
List of the top forward citing Companies –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Us Postal Service (Usps)||21|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on United Parcel Service Patents
Top United Parcel Service Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of United Parcel Service US Patent Applications were Granted?
United Parcel Service (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 912 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 631 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 78.97%.
Below are the key stats of United Parcel Service patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for United Parcel Service?
|Law Firm||Total Application||Success Rate|
|Shook Hardy & Bacon L L P||667||86.45%|
|Alston & Bird Llp||84||11.67%|
|Jones & Askew||34||82.35%|
|Morrison & Foerster Llp||24||100.00%|
|Ups Alston & Bird Llp||22||47.62%|
|Jones And Askew||18||61.11%|
|Devon A Rolf||14||100.00%|
|Garmin At Inc||7||100.00%|
|Goodwin Procter Llp||4||100.00%|
|James A Drobile||4||33.33%|
To bypass trade hurdles, United Parcel Service has implemented cutting-edge technologies. The organisation has implemented logistics cloud data systems, which helps with logistical challenges all around the world. The company’s usage of logistics cloud allows it to transcend language and communication obstacles because consumers from all over the world can log in and share and access information. It has also utilised mobile technology to ensure its presence and connectivity at all times and in all places.
United Parcel Service employs web package tracking systems, logistics cloud systems, and mobile data capture systems among other technologies. Its clients can use the web package tracking system to track their packages in terms of their current delivery location and estimated delivery time. Because of its predictability, this approach leads to client satisfaction. Because all package details are taken remotely and then transmitted electronically, clients can ship their parcels without visiting the company central offices using data capture technology. Customers can utilise the Cisco system, which is incorporated into the United Parcel Service website, to calculate the cost of courier services. All of these technologies allow United Parcel Service to achieve one of its goals of customer satisfaction, resulting in reinvention.
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What are United Parcel Service key innovation segments?
What Technologies are Covered by United Parcel Service?
The chart below distributes patents filed by United Parcel Service in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where United Parcel Service thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.
R&D Focus: How United Parcel Service search focus changed over the years?
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