Whirlpool Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Whirlpool has a total of 16833 patents globally, out of which 10321 have been granted. Of these 16833 patents, more than 47% patents are active. United States of America is where Whirlpool 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 Whirlpool.

Whirlpool was founded in 1911 by Emory Upton and Louis Upton. Whirlpool manufactures and markets major home appliances. The Company provides principal products include laundry appliances, refrigeration, room air conditioning equipment, cooking appliances, dishwashers, and mixers and other small household appliances. Whirlpool serves customers worldwide. As of March 2022, Whirlpool has a market cap of $10.93 Billion.

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

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

The Founder Louis Upton has 4 and Emory Upton has 3 patents and the CEO, Marc Bitzer has 0 patents.

How many patents does Whirlpool have?

Whirlpool has a total of 16833 patents globally. These patents belong to 7135 unique patent families. Out of 16833 patents, 8027 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Whirlpool File Every Year?

Whirlpool Patents Filing 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 GrantWhirlpool Applications FiledWhirlpool Patents Granted
2011950540
20121281499
20131188580
20141047595
2015894696
2016893727
2017649814
2018498685
2019523643
2020523693
2021250608
2022137

How many Whirlpool patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Whirlpool Patents Portfolio

Patent Families

Whirlpool Patents

How Many Patents did Whirlpool File in Different Countries?

Whirlpool Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Whirlpool Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America5448
Europe2543
Germany1518
Brazil1398
China807
Italy806
Canada558
Spain420
Australia316
Mexico283
India264
Korea (South)264
Poland246
Japan132
Austria122
United Kingdom113
Russia102
Singapore102
Argentina65
New Zealand57
Chile49
Colombia33
Taiwan29
Denmark25
Uruguay21
Slovakia20
Turkey20
Slovenia16
Portugal16
Peru15
Bolivia14
Paraguay12
Sweden12
Eurasia11
France11
Ecuador10
Guatemala5
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)5
Malaysia4
South Africa3
Hungary3
Philippines3
Indonesia2
Serbia1
Croatia1
Tunisia1

Where are Research Centers of Whirlpool Patents Located?

Research Centers of Whirlpool Patents

10 Best Whirlpool Patents

US7594513B2 is the most popular patent in the Whirlpool portfolio. It has received 228 citations so far from companies like Midea Group, Haier and LG.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7594513B2228
US7561977B2218
US6351958B1199
US20030225483A1191
US7188479B2177
US20040153170A1172
US7445013B2168
US7201005B2165
US7284390B2155
US7523758B2153

Which Companies are using Whirlpool 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 Whirlpool patent portfolio are LG Electronics, Haier and Samsung.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
LG Electronics597
Haier Us Appliance Solutions Inc351
Samsung Electronics233
BSH Hausgeräte220
Electrolux Home Products Inc76
General Electric44
Midea Group43
Electrolux Home Products Corporation Nv39
Bsh Home Appliances Corporation30
Dongbu Daewoo Electronics Corporation30

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Whirlpool Patents

Top Whirlpool Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7561977B236
US7188479B230
US7913419B219
US7430937B219
US7921578B218
US7469553B218
US6612116B218
US7673661B217
US10333731B215
US7665326B214
US7296422B214
US6961642B214
US8250163B212
US7343748B212
US7201005B212

What Percentage of Whirlpool US Patent Applications were Granted?

Whirlpool (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 3467 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 2626 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 83.63%.

Below are the key stats of Whirlpool’s patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Whirlpool?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Whirlpool Corporation167780.65%
Price Heneveld Llp66690.46%
Mcgarry Bair Pc64894.29%
Harrington & Smith Attorneys At Law Llc7260.56%
Dinsmore & Shohl Llp5168.63%
Fay Sharpe Llp4772.34%
Holland & Knight Llp4020.00%
Joel Van Winkle2992.86%
Darby & Darby Pc1957.89%
Alston & Bird Llp1788.24%

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What are Whirlpool’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Whirlpool?

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

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

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Updated on March 31, 2022

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