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What Did the Patent Landscape of Germany Look Like in 2021? 

What did the patent landscape of Germany look like in 2021?

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 Germany in 2021 

Publication Type 

Simple Legal Status 

Legal State 

Count of Publications 

APPLICATION 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

44482 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

6330 

RESTORATION 

482 

DEAD 

WITHDRAWN 

2857 

REJECTED 

1552 

NON-PAYMENT 

482 

PATENT 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

19710 

RESTORATION 

482 

P-REVOKED 

482 

DEAD 

WITHDRAWN 

1123 

EXPIRED 

482 

REVOKED 

482 

NON-PAYMENT 

482 

 

Technology Domain-Wise Patent Trend in Germany in 2021

What did the patent landscape of Germany look like in 2021?

The chart above distributes patents filed in Germany in 2021 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 Players in the Domain with their Forward Citation Frequency

The table below depicts the inventions of the top players in the domain with their forward citation frequency. This helps to understand the strength of the portfolio of top players as players whose patents are most frequently cited have a strong group of core patents in this domain. 

Publication Year  

2021  

Citation Count Range  

0 – 2  

3 – 9  

10 – 19  

20 – 39  

40 – *  

ROBERT BOSCH  

4609  

25  

 

 

 

BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE  

2152  

20  

 

 

 

VOLKSWAGEN  

2092  

 

 

 

 

AUDI  

1835  

12  

 

 

 

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN  

1762  

13  

 

 

 

FORD GLOBAL TECH  

1394  

 

 

 

 

INDIVIDUAL  

1307  

 

 

 

 

GM GLOBAL TECH OPERATIONS  

1158  

 

 

 

 

Who were the Leading Patent Filers of 2021 in Germany? 

What did the patent landscape of Germany look like in 2021?

IPC Classification-Wise Patent Trends in Germany in 2021 

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) 

4467 

1645 

37 

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (H01L) 

4125 

1596 

39 

CONJOINT CONTROL OF VEHICLE SUB-UNITS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OR DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS; 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) 

3106 

719 

23 

ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (G06F) 

2814 

759 

27 

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

2773 

663 

24 

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) 

2470 

901 

36 

MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS (B62D) 

2377 

938 

39 

GEARING (F16H) 

2301 

960 

42 

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) 

1864 

451 

24 

INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES (G01N) 

1651 

635 

38 

 

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