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?
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||Whirlpool Applications Filed||Whirlpool Patents Granted|
How many Whirlpool patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Whirlpool File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Whirlpool Filed Patents
|United States Of America||5448|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||5|
Where are Research Centers of Whirlpool Patents Located?
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 Number||Citation Count|
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 –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Haier Us Appliance Solutions Inc||351|
|Electrolux Home Products Inc||76|
|Electrolux Home Products Corporation Nv||39|
|Bsh Home Appliances Corporation||30|
|Dongbu Daewoo Electronics Corporation||30|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Whirlpool Patents
Top Whirlpool Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
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 Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Price Heneveld Llp||666||90.46%|
|Mcgarry Bair Pc||648||94.29%|
|Harrington & Smith Attorneys At Law Llc||72||60.56%|
|Dinsmore & Shohl Llp||51||68.63%|
|Fay Sharpe Llp||47||72.34%|
|Holland & Knight Llp||40||20.00%|
|Joel Van Winkle||29||92.86%|
|Darby & Darby Pc||19||57.89%|
|Alston & Bird Llp||17||88.24%|
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