United Parcel Service Patents – Key Insights and Stats

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?

Worldwide Patents

United Parcel Service Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

United Parcel Service Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did United Parcel Service File Every Year?

United Parcel Service Patent 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 GrantUnited Parcel Service Applications FiledUnited Parcel Service Patents Granted
20116552
201211037
20138743
201422854
201513052
201610357
201710574
20189093
20196077
20205594
20211673

How Many Patents did United Parcel Service File in Different Countries?

United Parcel Service Patent Portfolio in top 10 countries

Countries in which United Parcel Service Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America861
Canada249
Europe191
China158
Mexico102
Japan97
Australia60
Germany35
Austria24
Spain17
Singapore11
Malaysia11
Brazil10
India8
Thailand8
Korea (South)7
Vietnam5
Denmark4
France2
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)2
Taiwan2
United Kingdom1
Russia1

Where are Research Centers of United Parcel Service Patents Located?

United Parcel Service R&D Centers

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 NumberCitation Count
US20040203909A1526
US20030114206A1337
US7457693B2225
US20050119786A1178
US7273172B2177
US20060055564A1155
US7385499B2151
US20090319078A1146
US7624024B2141
US7063256B2127

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 –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM151
Amazon108
SAP52
Deutsche Post42
Accenture36
Us Postal Service (Usps)21
Hitachi17
Neopost Technologies14
Omron6
Seagate Technology6

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on United Parcel Service Patents

United Parcel Service Patent Portfolio

Top United Parcel Service Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7624024B262
US10387824B231
US7684994B231
US7765131B230
US7739202B229
US7520429B221
US9026304B219
US20030114206A118
US9981745B218
US7657466B217

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 FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Shook Hardy & Bacon L L P66786.45%
Alston & Bird Llp8411.67%
Jones & Askew3482.35%
Morrison & Foerster Llp24100.00%
Ups Alston & Bird Llp2247.62%
Jones And Askew1861.11%
Devon A Rolf14100.00%
Garmin At Inc7100.00%
Goodwin Procter Llp4100.00%
James A Drobile433.33%

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 FocusHow United Parcel Service search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on April 3, 2022

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