What Did The Patent Landscape of BMW Look Like? 

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BMW, short for Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, is a renowned German automobile manufacturer known for producing luxury vehicles and motorcycles. The company was established on March 7, 1916, and is headquartered in Munich, Germany. 

As of April 2023, BMW’s market capitalization was approximately $62 billion, reflecting its position as one of the leading automotive companies globally. 

BMW has a total of 84167 patents globally. Out of 84167patents, 24492 patents are active         

Have a look at some of the most well-known patents held by BMW that we have covered in this article. You can also get information on BMW patents, the global patent filing activity country-wise, its historical patent filing trends, and many more statistics regarding BMW’s patent portfolio. 

Patent-Application Success Trend Year Wise in BMW

What Did The Patent Landscape of BMW Look Like? 

This chart shows the number of applications filed and the number of grants from these applications. Grant rate is a good indicator to identify successful applications and the graph helps to understand the progress in the technology area. 

Detailed Patent Portfolio Of BMW

Publication Type 

Simple Legal Status 

Legal State 

Count of Publications 

APPLICATION 

DEAD 

WITHDRAWN 

7508 

LAPSED 

6257 

EXPIRED 

5800 

NON-PAYMENT 

5564 

REJECTED 

2217 

DISCONTINUATION 

1140 

CEASED 

709 

ABANDONED 

466 

REVOKED 

466 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

11576 

PUBLISHED 

466 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

11544 

RESTORATION 

466 

UNDETERMINED 

UNDETERMINED 

466 

PATENT 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

8735 

NON-PAYMENT 

4433 

CEASED 

1254 

WITHDRAWN 

1033 

ABANDONED 

466 

REVOKED 

466 

DISCONTINUATION 

466 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

10356 

RESTORATION 

466 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

466 

UNDETERMINED 

UNDETERMINED 

466 

UTILITY MODEL 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

1005 

NON-PAYMENT 

466 

ABANDONED 

466 

CEASED 

466 

DOUBLE 

466 

REVOKED 

466 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

466 

PENDING 

PUBLISHED 

466 

DESIGN 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

1660 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

866 

NON-PAYMENT 

466 

OTHERS 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

466 

REVOKED 

466 

NON-PAYMENT 

466 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

466 

Technology Domain-wise Patent Trend in BMW

What Did The Patent Landscape of BMW Look Like? 

The chart above distributes patents filed till 2021 in BMW on the basis of the technology protected in patents. This helps to understand the most frequently used concepts and the key focus areas in the technology space.

Top Publications In The Domain With Their Forward Citation Frequency

The table below depicts the patents with most number of forward citations. These patents are likely to be the source of advancement in the domain and can be considered as valuable and core inventions. 

Publication Number 

Year Wise Break Down 

Count of Citing Patents 

< 2006 

2006-2010 

2011-2015 

2016-2020 

>2020 

US-5499371-A 

272 

262 

155 

31 

9 

729 

US-5295256-A 

247 

145 

103 

38 

8 

541 

US-20060242607-A1 

1 

63 

257 

146 

48 

515 

US-5520679-A 

141 

130 

110 

99 

16 

496 

US-5655830-A 

90 

110 

144 

113 

12 

469 

US-6188717-B1 

97 

146 

108 

77 

27 

455 

US-7595642-B2 

0 

1 

14 

90 

325 

430 

US-6446092-B1 

66 

137 

142 

67 

18 

430 

US-6370454-B1 

80 

176 

95 

60 

14 

425 

US-5924094-A 

100 

170 

112 

35 

8 

425 

Who Were The Leading Patent Filers Countries Till 2021 In BMW? 

What Did The Patent Landscape of BMW Look Like? 

IPC Classification Wise Patent Trend In BMW

The table below represents the top 10 market domains according to their IPC classification where inventors believed it was critical to safeguard certain technical inventions. 

IPC Classification 

Number of Applications 

Number of Granted 

% Granted 

VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (B60R) 

6976 

2701 

39 

MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS (B62D) 

4406 

1809 

41 

ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS IN VEHICLES; AUXILIARY DRIVES FOR VEHICLES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST OR FUEL SUPPLY OF PROPULSION UNITS IN VEHICLES (B60K) 

4383 

1877 

43 

CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPE OR DIFFERENT FUNCTION; CONTROL SYSTEMS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR HYBRID VEHICLES; ROAD VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PURPOSES NOT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF A PARTICULAR SUB-UNIT (B60W) 

3610 

1104 

31 

GEARING (F16H) 

2256 

1236 

55 

PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY (H01M) 

2472 

567 

23 

CONTROLLING COMBUSTION ENGINES (F02D) 

2052 

1062 

52 

ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (G06F) 

2185 

969 

44 

INTERNAL-COMBUSTION PISTON ENGINES; COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL (F02B) 

2061 

1075 

52 

PROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER FOR AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRODYNAMIC BRAKE SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL; MAGNETIC SUSPENSION OR LEVITATION FOR VEHICLES; MONITORING OPERATING VARIABLES OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES; ELECTRIC SAFETY DEVICES FOR ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES (B60L) 

1837 

532 

29 

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