What Did The Patent Landscape of Mercedes Benz Look Like?

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Mercedes Benz is a renowned luxury automotive brand that was established in 1926 as a result of a merger between two German automobile manufacturers, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) and Benz & Cie. Today, Mercedes-Benz is a subsidiary of Daimler AG and produces a wide range of vehicles, including cars, trucks, buses, and vans. The company is known for its innovative engineering, advanced technology, and superior design, which have helped it establish a reputation as a leader in the automotive industry. 

Mercedes Benz has a total of 87139 patents globally. Out of 87139 patents, 7435 patents are active.   

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

What Did The Patent Landscape Of Mercedes Benz Look Like?

What Did The Patent Landscape of Mercedes Benz 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 Mercedes Benz

Publication Type 

Simple Legal Status 

Legal State 

Count of Publications 

APPLICATION 

DEAD 

WITHDRAWN 

20277 

EXPIRED 

11123 

NON-PAYMENT 

7315 

ABANDONED 

2709 

LAPSED 

2006 

REJECTED 

1281 

CEASED 

1132 

DISCONTINUATION 

484 

REVOKED 

484 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

3935 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

2151 

PUBLISHED 

484 

UNDETERMINED 

UNDETERMINED 

484 

PATENT 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

16742 

NON-PAYMENT 

8155 

ABANDONED 

2181 

CEASED 

1217 

WITHDRAWN 

484 

REVOKED 

484 

DISCONTINUATION 

484 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

2260 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

484 

UNDETERMINED 

UNDETERMINED 

484 

UTILITY MODEL 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

1679 

NON-PAYMENT 

484 

CEASED 

484 

ABANDONED 

484 

DOUBLE 

484 

WITHDRAWN 

484 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

484 

PENDING 

PUBLISHED 

484 

UNDETERMINED 

UNDETERMINED 

484 

OTHERS 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

484 

NON-PAYMENT 

484 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

484 

DESIGN 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

756 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

484 

Technology Domain-wise Patent Trend in Mercedes Benz

What Did The Patent Landscape of Mercedes Benz Look Like?

The chart above distributes patents filed till 2021 in Mercedes Benz 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-4572619-A 

45 

41 

145 

120 

23 

374 

DE-2936969-A1 

12 

73 

206 

37 

19 

347 

US-6256090-B1 

15 

69 

81 

106 

37 

308 

US-5654621-A 

15 

32 

100 

88 

20 

255 

JP-2000159011-A 

1 

0 

1 

232 

2 

236 

US-4509488-A 

37 

11 

42 

114 

31 

235 

US-5400409-A 

53 

71 

90 

19 

2 

235 

US-4395925-A 

57 

97 

56 

16 

0 

226 

US-3746918-A 

36 

77 

47 

36 

7 

203 

US-5623598-A 

39 

71 

63 

21 

6 

200 

Who Were The Leading Patent Filers Countries Till 2021 In Mercedes Benz? 

What Did The Patent Landscape of Mercedes Benz Look Like?

IPC Classification Wise Patent Trend In Mercedes Benz

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) 

8088 

2947 

36 

MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS (B62D) 

7194 

3506 

49 

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) 

4467 

2240 

50 

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

3906 

2397 

61 

SUPPLYING COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL WITH COMBUSTIBLE MIXTURES OR CONSTITUENTS THEREOF (F02M) 

2932 

1823 

62 

GEARING (F16H) 

2883 

1605 

56 

CONTROLLING COMBUSTION ENGINES (F02D) 

2719 

1553 

57 

VEHICLE BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS OR PARTS THEREOF; BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS OR PARTS THEREOF, IN GENERAL; ARRANGEMENT OF BRAKING ELEMENTS ON VEHICLES IN GENERAL; PORTABLE DEVICES FOR PREVENTING UNWANTED MOVEMENT OF VEHICLES; VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS TO FACILITATE COOLING OF BRAKES (B60T) 

2356 

1442 

61 

VEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS (B60G) 

2787 

1751 

63 

WINDOWS, WINDSCREENS, NON-FIXED ROOFS, DOORS, OR SIMILAR DEVICES FOR VEHICLES; REMOVABLE EXTERNAL PROTECTIVE COVERINGS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES (B60J) 

2378 

1198 

50 

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