What did the Patent Landscape of USA Look Like?

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What did the Patent Landscape of USA Look Like?

What did the patent landscape of USA 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 USA in 2021 

Publication Type 

Simple Legal Status 

Legal State 

Count of Publications 

APPLICATION 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

184005 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

165844 

DEAD 

DISCONTINUATION 

59122 

ABANDONED 

4290 

PATENT 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

327288 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

4290 

REVOKED 

4290 

NON-PAYMENT 

4290 

CEASED 

4290 

DISCONTINUATION 

4290 

DESIGN 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

32162 

Technology Domain-Wise Patent Trend in USA in 2021 

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

The chart above distributes patents filed in Unites States 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 – *  

Samsung Electronics  

13380  

838  

38  

 

 

Individual  

10473  

471  

28  

 

 

IBM  

8719  

494  

21  

 

 

Lg Electronics  

5626  

566  

47  

 

 

Canon  

5930  

125  

 

 

 

Huawei Tech  

5658  

356  

22  

 

 

Qualcomm  

5425  

488  

21  

 

 

Intel  

5052  

424  

28  

 

 

Apple

4621  

541  

123  

14  

 

Boe Tech Group  

4944  

200  

 

 

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Who were the Leading Patent Filers of 2021 in USA? 

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

IPC Classification-Wise Patent Trends in USA 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 

ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (G06F) 

105559 

57722 

55 

TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (H04L) 

64845 

35858 

55 

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

52028 

24770 

48 

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS (H04W) 

44424 

21784 

49 

DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (A61B) 

34134 

15868 

46 

PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (A61K) 

34047 

13892 

41 

PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION (H04N) 

32050 

16975 

53 

DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (G06Q) 

31851 

15317 

48 

RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS (G06K) 

30488 

14340 

47 

IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL (G06T) 

27629 

13690 

50 

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