US Patent Trends and Statistics in 2022

USPTO has published 418123 patent applications along with 360625 published patents get granted in 2022.

Samsung is on the top in the race with 10921 published applications, followed by TSMC and Huawei. The main focused applications domain where most of the patent applications were landed was Electric digital data processing, Artificial Intelligence, and semiconductor devices.

Do read more about US patent highlights of 2022 –

How Many Patents were Published and Granted in the US Every Month in 2022?

We are considering total records of published patent applications for comparison, the reason behind that because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published so if we consider the recent year patent count for comparison it might be confusing to understand –

The above graph shows a comparison between the patents published vs patents granted in the US of 2022.

MonthPublished Patent CountGranted Patent Count
January3075223675
February3044127364
March4321734625
April2829228974
May3482036437
June4341427747
July2945626424
August3245736339
September3976727659
October3363229105
November3165736384
December4021825892

Where did the majority of US innovations come from?

The above chart shows the countries’ interest in the US market and how others are in the race for patent filing, Japan is the second highest patent filer in the US followed by China and Korea (south).

Top patent filers and innovators in the US in 2022

Top Companies

Samsung got the maximum number of patents published in the US in 2022 followed by TSMC and Huawei. The companies from the Asian region are on top by patent filing, the American companies like – IBM, Apple, Intel, Micron, and Google are also in the race that has the most published patent applications in the US in 2022.

Top Inventors

Law firms with the most patent prosecutions in the US in 2022

List of top 20 US Law firms in 2022 –

Law FirmTotal Applications
ScienBiziP124
Fish & Richardson123
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox102
Perkins Coie89
Michael Chen Law Offices72
Womble Bond Dickinson72
Oblon70
Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner61
Banner Witcoff53
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear52
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton51
Mayer & Williams48
Foley & Lardner45
Dentons US Llp41
JCIPRNET37
Bayramoglu Law Office Llc35
Sughrue Mion Pllc35
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius32
Greenberg Traurig31
Westbridge Ip Llc31

Top technology-focused area of published patents in 2022

The focused technology topics were Communications systems & Servers, Batteries and cells, Electronic equipment, and Semiconductor device, these are the technologies area where 20% of the total published application in the US in 2022 landed. Whereas, the top Application domains worked upon were Digital data processing/application, Communication and Broadcasting, and Artificial Intelligence and which is 24% of the total published applications of 2022.

The top 10 technologies area for U.S. patent filings include

  • Communications system & Server
  • Batteries and cells
  • Electronic equipment
  • Semiconductor device
  • Hemt circuits & Transistor
  • Display device
  • Healthcare and Pharma
  • User equipment & Device material
  • Si substrate
  • Computer program

The top 10 application area for U.S. patent filings include

  • Digital data processing/application
  • Communication and Broadcasting
  • Character and pattern recognition
  • Material analysis
  • Digital data information retrieval
  • Biological models
  • Image analysis
  • Organic active ingredients
  • Image enhancement
  • Machine learning

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