The number of patent applications for US inventions is not growing. Is there not a similar curve for computing power improvements? If the company filed patents as a unit, it would surpass IBM. That is a ~3% decline YOY, and still leaves us as one of the most patent-filing nations on earth. Companies patent the products in hopes of establishing profitable enterprises in the foreseeable future. . Few can. Greg’s point of view is truly asinine (and a clear output of a Big Pharma taint). The decade (2010s) also outstripped any other decade by leaps and bounds. Gene for instance, cheerleader of the “bad guys” so to speak, is 100% honest about this for his clients it appears to me. In the summer of 2019, Intel auctioned about 8,500 patents on 5G modem after it announced plans to abandon the modem industry. Samsung filed over 15,000 patent families between 2004 and 2006, but a majority are no longer active. Inventors are encouraged to search the USPTO's patent database to see if a patent has already been filed or granted that is similar to your patent. . Since the reported statistics are from 2019, they predate the COVID-19 pandemic. I don’t know if that is good or bad. The highest number of patents in force was recorded in the U.S. (3.1 million), followed by China (2.7 million) and Japan (2.1 million). Patent law has always been — and will always be — a Sovereign-centric law. If the total number of US patents granted is going up, but the number per worldwide working age person is going down, that observation would actually be more consistent with a doom-&-gloom story than with an everything-is-fine story. Ct. patent law decisions and the AIA? Also there was papers showing that the largest patent filers in the US have reduced their number of filings by like 15%. What is happening is that more and more applications are not claiming foreign priority and those are counting in these numbers. Everything which can be invented has been invented. We do not have the info needed to know whether the Cassandras or the Polyannas have the right of it. IBM topped the list for the 28 th straight year with 9,130 patents, while the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued 352,013 patents in total. Across all fields of technology, the EPO received a record 181,000 patent applications in 2019, a 4% increase on 2018. The number of US applications is growing from inventions made in another country and filed in the US. I would like to note, however, that I am not seeing much cause for alarm about a withering garden in these data. That’s exactly what the Efficient Infringers want. Our “garden” is still “blooming” abundantly and the decline in “blooms” is quite small. We have been through these numbers. These words and other factors indicate Moderna was aware of the planned … (part of the problem as we discussed was the lack of granularity in the data — and how I wanted to discount large international firm filings, but we just don’t have that granularity to do so. I think we should care where the innovation is coming from for no other reason is that the USA is what we are responsible for. PTO Informative Decisions: Patent Eligibility Rejection — … The part that is not clear to me is why anyone (other than U.S. patent attorneys) should care about this point? You are correct. Patents may be searched in the USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database (PatFT). 2,534 patents have been reviewed. Japanese companies account for 16%, while South Korea accounts for 7%. Sure, we engage in treaties for reciprocity, but the bottom line effect was, is, and ever shall be: how can we use this level to make OUR Sovereign better. This is a fair point, but it still does not get you where you are trying to go. USPTO and Lex Machina analytics do not account for this. If the company filed patents as a single unit, then it would jointly have 76, 638, while IBM would rank a distant second with 37,304. This page shows the number of European patent applications 1 filed with the EPO for the ten technology fields 2 with the largest number of applications in 2019. As I recall, there was a dip, but that dip was de minimus. Amazon Technologies is a multinational technology company that is popularly known for e-commerce, but it also deals with cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and digital streaming. Of the thousands of inventors I interact with, over 95% of them still believe a patent gives them the exclusive right to their invention and do not know that the USPTO will likely take back their patent if they ever try to use it. Attorneys do not warrant their work, and in fact profit hundreds of thousands of dollars whether they win or lose the IPR. This is our garden that we are supposed to be tending. … and yes, there IS foreign growth — but that alone does not mean that US is shrinking — both may still be growing, but US growing at a slower pace. We have been through these numbers. Most of the patents were centered on lenses, wireless technology, LCDs, and camera designs. How to square these great increases in 2019 and this decade’s issued U.S. patents [even though application backlogs had already been greatly reduced] with commentators here and on Gene’s blog insisting that application filings have greatly decreased due to Sup. Just following a quick rabbit trail starting with the USPTO, and leading to: I seem to recall a more direct page at the USPTO, but could not put my fingers on it (somewhat limited as I am currently traveling). The total number of patents held by Samsung as of 2019 is 76,638, while IBM ranks a distant second with 37,304. Notable patents include foldable smartphones and rollable displays. “My experience is normal for valuable inventions, except for the fact that I survived. However, in 2019 NPEs filed 1,944 new district court cases, slightly higher than 2018. I have experience, have read 100+ cases, and have corresponded with 100+ inventors who have been through the PTAB. Filing date 2019-06-20 Publication date 2020-03-26 2018-09-21 Priority to US16/138,518 priority Critical 2018-09-21 Priority to US16/138,518 priority patent/US20200097951A1/en 2019-06-20 Application filed by Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc filed Critical Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc Total patent owner wins (i.e., not a single claim adversely affected) sum up to 3468, out of 6992 petitions. As for the specifics, in 2018, the United States saw a 1.6% decline in the number of patent applications filed, which is the first decline since 2009. And yes the number of applications for US inventions is decreasing. are not legally protectable any way other than by patents. Also, you are still counting petitions rather than patents. Another Samsung invention was a desktop globe display device. In 2019, Microsoft issued 500 patents to tech startups. It is also been shown in innovation studies that where leading innovation goes, follow-on innovation often follows. UPDATED: Must a Plaintiff Investigate a Patent’s Validity Prior to Suing for Infringement. ” Most patents do not cover commercially valuable inventions so they are not infringed or IPR’d. Does 100+ cases of pure anecdote translate to any “data?”. Certainly, such a projection may come true, but that is NOT vouching for your current claims. Those — like Greg — that take an Alfred E. Neuman view of where in the world innovation is occurring (and it does not matter where) are delusional and should NOT be listened to in their advocacy. Re: “..the USPTO can revoke the patent, and have done so in 84% of their 2,500 decisions under the America Invents Act.” The foreign filings have made up the difference. Number of patents granted to Lockheed Martin in the U.S. 2010-2019 Number of patents issued to the U.S. government, by department FY 2020 Further related statistics Huawei Technologies provides telecommunication equipment, consumer electronics, and smartphones. and little to no money to stand against a hugely powerful industry or single corp. Lulz. If you are tending data, can you show the tech centers with the most (and least) growth? Revoking and revoking (entire) patents are two very different things Josh. No, YOUR numbers are balderdash. Meanwhile, the PTAB’s institution rate in IPRs remained steady with trial being instituted in 62% of proceedings in 2019. I believe that the sane response among patent owners to these hypothetical data would be to conclude “gosh, we have almost nothing to worry from the PTAB.” According to your methodology, however, the conclusion should rather be “OMG, the PTAB is destroying 100% of challenged claims!!!“. Bother, link not working. Still and all, you really have not really come anywhere close to establishing the truth of this asserted “84%” figure. My experience is normal for valuable inventions, except for the fact that I survived. Google is 15th with 2,102 patents, while Netflix does not make it to the top 50. are all good separate topics but the gubmit is no magic against such, indeed, it is the cause of much of that. Facebook, for example, ranks 36th with 989 patents while Apple ranks seventh with 2,490 patents. While patent applications worldwide grew by 5.2 %, India patent filings rose to 7.5% to 3,473. There is really no cause for alarm (at least not yet) in these numbers. (Is that how this works?) LG Electronics was awarded 2,805 patents in 2019, a majority of which were concerned with mobile phone technology such as retractable, foldable, and extended display. A fair point. A denied petition plus a FWD invalidating all claims is a 100% invalidation rate. Food global technologies is a subsidiary of Ford Motors. Samsung Electronics is second, with 6,469 patents filed in 2019. By the start of February 2020, Intel had already acquired patents on Wi-Fi protected access, work conserving, load balancing and scheduling, and secure firmware devices and methods. Even though the U.S.’s 2019 numbers are lower than its 2018 numbers, we are talking about 285,095 applications in 2019 compared to 293,904 applications in 2018. In 2018, the company patented the operations of an extendable screen, but in 2019, it patented the design itself. Find a patent jobWe regularly post top patent jobs from leading firms, corporations, and government and educational institutions. It is absolutely the wrong lesson to “just quit.”. Those inventors paid $10,000+ for a sham insurance policy.”. Which of the two values you quoted do you dispute? Yeah I know right? The sole structure may comprise two layers of woven composite material. It is not just commenters making these claims. The decade (2010s) also outstripped any other decade by leaps and bounds. There is no reason yet adduced in this discussion for anyone to believe that the PTAB invalidates claims at anything like that rate. Huawei and Samsung reached an amicable agreement to end the many lawsuits filed by both companies concerning infringement of copyright and patents. Allow someone with AN IDEA!!!!11!!! How Many Patents will stay on paper, and may be reinvented in the future? India saw over 20% growth in trademark filing, whereas in respect of industrial design filing activity, it witnessed a 13.6% rise. IBM led in key technological areas such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, quantum computing, and cloud computing. PTO Informative Decisions: Patent Eligibility Rejection — Look to what is expressly “RECITED” in the claims, 50% of patents challenged in front of the PTAB, Federal Circuit Continues to Remain Silent about its R.36 Opinions, Conventionality is Irrelevant to Alice Step 1, Free Speech Tuesday: Regulating Internet “Tyranny”, Supreme Court will hear Assignor Estoppel Case, Moot on Appeal: Patentee’s Infringement Disclaimer Remove’s Challenger’s Ability to Appeal IPR. The company has filed more patents than any other for the last 27 consecutive years. In 2019, the company registered 2,468 patents in various fields, including motor vehicles, artificial intelligence, computing devices, geofencing technology, and engine systems. But these figures do not tell the whole story as Samsung Electronics file patents separately from its subsidiaries. That may be partially true Josh, but also the fact remains that most inventions [other than some software-related inventions, some chemical processes, etc.] In 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued 333,530 patents representing a 15% increase over the previous year. 84% of patents that are reviewed by the PTAB have at least one claim invalidated. Once again, Canon ranks first among Japanese companies granted patents in the United States for the 15th consecutive year. Unlike IBM, Samsung files separate patents from its subsidiaries. Despite being a technological powerhouse, Apple managed to patent 2,490 products, which is about a quarter of IBM's. Many people associate patents with high-tech and valuable companies, but these firms do not rank high in patents filed. This is just agenda-driven statistical balderdash. Microsoft was granted patents on portable phones and tablets, including the Surface Duo, Surface Neo, Surface Pro X. 2020 has hardly started and the Patent Pinocchio contest has already started. The number of patents in force worldwide grew to about 15 million (an increase of 7%). Claim: Microsoft owns patent "666," which involves inserting microchips into people to mine their activity for cryptocurrency purposes. Greg appears to be free to limit his acceptance to only those things that “merit” being called data (presumably, by Greg). Few can.”. Canon Inc ranked third with 3,548 patents in 2019 to become the only company to rank in the top five for the past 34 consecutive years. It manages intellectual properties on behalf of individuals and other companies. How Many Patents will be reaching the market before the patent protection ends?! The invention promoters have been joined by the patent bar and the USPTO in a massive fraud against unwary inventors. Oldschool useful art patents I would bet have an even tinier percentage of going down in the PTAB. Huawei leads the world in 5G technology, but its relation with the Chinese government has raised concerns with Western governments. U.S. applicants filed the largest number of patent applications beyond its borders. The patents that are challenged on which the petition is not instituted are just as much “reviewed” by the PTAB as the ones on which a trial is instituted. A denied petition plus a FWD invalidating all claims is a 100% invalidation rate. Without wishing to detract from the value of the work that Prof Crouch has done here, it is not clear to me that we can really draw the sort of conclusion that you are trying to draw here, Paul, just from this time series. New Record – 354,507 Utility Patents issued by the USPTO in 2019. District court patent litigation was down 3% compared to 2018. IBM filed the most patents in 2019, with a total of 9,262. We can say 84% (2,138 ÷ 2,534) of patents that have been reviewed have at least one claim invalidated… All other stats are uninformative. IBM further received 2,500 patterns in cloud technology, including a system that manages the interaction of cloud and cloud-computing platforms. Number of AT&T patents by filing year and legal status worldwide 1999-2019 Apple: Mac sales worldwide 2002-2018 ICT products import value in Indonesia 2013-2019 In 2019, Huawei was awarded 2,418 patents. This is a perfectly sensible response. …attorneys do not disclose to the client that the USPTO can revoke the patent, and has cancelled one or more claims in 84% of the 2,500 patents they have reviewed under the America Invents Act. The following table displays the calendar year along with counts of patent applications and grants, by document category (updated 4/2020): Year of Application or Grant Utility Patent Applications, U.S. Is your experience truly representative of what most patent owners are going to face? One of the patented designs was a door hinge that facilitated the removal of a vehicle’s door. I am fine with other gardens blossoming, but we should ensure our garden is doing well. Seriously though, we have to start by looking at patents, not petitions. Search for Microsoft Patents and Patent Applications Filed with USPTO. In terms of filing abroad, which is an indication of a desire to expand in new markets, U.S. residents continue to lead with 230,085 equivalent patent applications filed abroad in 2018. Many people associate patents with high-tech and valuable companies, but these firms do not rank high in patents filed. In other words, your argument grows even weaker if we do the calculations in the manner that you propose. This represents a 5.2% increase on the previous year (figure 1.1). What is the worry here (except, perhaps, that some number of the least able U.S. patent attorneys will have to find a different line of work)? We just started a new year, so imagine that in 2020, a total of 5000 IPR petitions are filed. Do you have a link showing that applications have remarkably dropped? File size Patent Index 2019 - Granted patents: XLS 40 KB Granted patents 2010-2019 per country of residence of the applicant: XLS 22 KB Granted patents 2010-2019 per field of technology: XLS 14 KB Granted patents per field of technology and per country of residence for each individual year from 2010 until 2019: XLS 113 KB It follows that ~70% of patents that are challenged in an IPR emerge without a single claim affected. On March 28, 2019, Moderna, the poster child of the mRNA supposed vaccine, lodged an amendment to a previously multi-rejected patent. It is misinformative. However, patents are still a major cornerstone to measure individual and company progress. By comparison, Japan also declined (260,290 apps in 2018 compared to 253,630 in 2019, or a ~2.5% YOY decline), while Korea grew (159,084 in 2018, 162,561 in 2019, ~2.2% YOY growth) and China grew (1,246,837 in 2018, 1,395,394 in 2019, ~12% YOY growth). IBM received about 1,800 artificial intelligence patents, including a system that understands and analyzes the implications of phrases or text of speech. IBM filed the most patents in 2019, with a total of 9,262. There is definitely a point on which “quality” counts. Imagine further that the PTAB denies institution on 4999 of those 5000, but that in the single trial that is instituted, 100% of challenged claims are tanked. . We have certainly moved on from the age of unending court battle among multinationals and tech giants over intellectual property infringement. American companies account for 49% of patents issued in the United States in 2019, a 3% increase from the year before. Log In Sign Up. WIPO’s “count ’em all up” approach cannot make that sort of distinction, however. The power imbalance is itself resulting from gigantic corps is an issue to be discussed at length, and what type of society you want etc. The extendable screen is not the first-of-its-kind on the market. Why would population growth in africa etc. Speaking about “squaring,” let’s square the “Oh No Tr011s” trend with litigation data normalized by the total number of claims (against which lawsuits could be generated). Are you rac ist? Patent number: 10881166 Abstract: A sole member for an article of footwear includes a composite sole structure and a reinforcing member. The WIPO have published the reports annually since 2009. Unsurprisingly, US companies account for 49% of U.S. patents granted in 2019 up from 46 percent a year before. Most patents do not cover commercially valuable inventions so they are not infringed or IPR’d. We can also say that 0.08% (2,138 ÷ 2,500,000) of patents in existence have at least one claim invalidated by the PTAB. Please see here: Greg, you are counting patents without a determination in the denominator. The number of utility patent applications filed in the United States declined in 2015 (compared with 2014) and again in 2017 (compared with 2016). And we need to look at current data as yours is two and half years old. I take your point about stale data. In 2019, these top ten fields represented 54% of the total number of European applications filed. “If the total number of US patents granted is going up, but the number per worldwide working age person is going down, that observation would actually be more consistent with a doom-&-gloom story than with an everything-is-fine story”. How Many Patents will be successful in reaching the market, soon after issue?! You then projected that a next recession would see a huge drop — but that was not hard and fast data, and merely was a projection. be an indicator of doom and gloom? If the total amount of innovation worldwide continues to increase, our lives will continue to improve—even if the share of that innovation that comes from the U.S. declines. Other fast-growing companies are vehicle manufacturer KIA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, BOE Technology, and Microsoft. Law Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law. However, Canada, the United States, the Republic of Korea, the European Patent Office and India all had increased numbers of patent applications filed in 2019. We have cited to many publications that show applications for inventions made in the USA have fallen. And this IS a geo/political notion. If Italy files ten patents on new chewing gum varieties, and we file one patent on new wireless communication technology, that one is still likely worth more than the ten put together. Demand for European patents continues to grow In 2019, the EPO received over 181 000 applications, 4% more than in 2018 and a new all-time high. OT, but even Gene’s blog today projects as dead the status of the various stand-alone patent bills that have been proposed by certain members of Congress in 2019. If their tech didn’t become commercially relevant that isn’t a “sham” lulz. This is our garden that we are supposed to be tending. A patentee, however, would much rather win at the institution stage than to go all the way to FWD. In 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued 333,530 patents representing a 15% increase over the previous year and the highest number of patents issued within a year. I think it is a combination of habit and lack of education. If we subtract the undecideds (948+678+354=1980) from the total, we get 5012 (6992-1980=5012). [A]ttorneys do not disclose to the client that the USPTO can revoke the patent, and has cancelled one or more claims in 84% of the 2,500 patents they have reviewed under the America Invents Act. In other words, in this snapshot-in-time analysis, some totals are growing and some shrinking, but (except for China, which is a genuine outlier) none by very much. We can say 84% (2,138 ÷ 2,534) of patents that have been reviewed have at least one claim invalidated. The Patent 300®, developed by Harrity Patent Analytics, is the intellectual property industry’s premier resource for patent insights and competitive intelligence on the world’s leading technology organizations. The gubmit is not a magic power balancer. Many many attorneys (if not nearly all nowadays) are 100% honest with telling their clients (esp small scale guys) that the odds are ridic against them even covering a commercially relevant tech. [Y]ou are counting patents without a determination in the denominator. As I recall from that past dialogue is that you did NOT establish the facts as you espouse. or foreign-origin filings in the U.S., population growth, etc. 3468/5012=0.69.19. In the recent past, Microsoft has made tremendous progress in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, and aerial robotics. Probably the best indication that there is a problem is that the largest patent filers are corporations that are growing but are reducing the number of patent application.s. World Intellectual Property Indicators is an annual report published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), providing a wide range of indicators covering the areas of intellectual property.It draws on data from national and regional IP offices, the WIPO, the World Bank, and UNESCO. Patents in force worldwide grew by 7% to reach around 15 million in 2019. All other stats are uninformative. All maps, graphics, flags, photos and original descriptions © 2021 worldatlas.com, 10 US Companies Granted The Most Patents In 2019, The 50 Best Countries To Live In, In 2019, These are the World's Freest Countries in 2019, The World’s Largest Oil Reserves By Country, Top Cotton Producing Countries In The World, International Business Machines Corp (IBM). Subscribe to the blogAbout 25,000 individuals now receive Patently-O via e-mail each morning. The U.S. still compares quite favorably to peer nations, innovation-wise. Included in that amendment were the following words: Because of a concern for re-emergence or a deliberate release of the SARS coronavirus, vaccine development was initiated. Even with that revision, the assertion is still inaccurate. And yes the number of applications for US inventions is decreasing. Samsung developed a display that extended from the right-hand side while LG opted for a more symmetrical design. But the fact of the matter is that the patent system itself is poorly designed, from the outset, to do the job you’re wanting it to do. Japan accounts for 16% to be the second-largest, with South Korea at … It ranks among the big four tech companies alongside Google, Facebook, and Apple. How Many Patents are actually not worth registration? By Victor Kiprop on February 12 2020 in Economics. The number of patent applications filed with the European Patent Office (EPO) grew by 4.6% last year, reaching a new high of 174 317 (2017: 166 594). Needless to say, this makes for a good headline but a dud of a story. Those inventors paid $10,000+ for a sham insurance policy. We are left with experience and anecdotes. Therefore, the observation about “[a] denied petition plus a FWD invalidating all claims” is too idiosyncratic an example to get you anywhere near to being accurate in your “84%” assertion. Additionally, attorneys do not disclose to the client that the USPTO can revoke the patent, and have done so in 84% of their 2,500 decisions under the America Invents Act. India Patent Trends for FY 2018-19: This infographic gives you a snapshot of key applicants, attorneys, sources and industries for all patents filed and granted in India during the last fiscal year, based on data from PatSeer Patent Search Software.It also compares the trends with FY16-17. The company has experienced rapid growth in the recent past to rival Apple and Samsung. 2500 patents reviewed, total, by PTAB is a number that is utterly dwarfed by the number of patents issued every year. Right, that much is clear from comparing Table A19 in the 2019 WIPO statistics to the same table in the 2018 WIPO statistics. The gubmit is not some “magic”. New Record – 354,507 Utility Patents issued by the USPTO in 2019. This is nothing like 84% receiving a cancellation. Origin Mmmm, yeah idk about that. I went though this a few weeks ago on here with all the references. I am fine with other gardens blossoming, but we should ensure our garden is doing well. Samsung was granted 6,469 patents in 2019. Inventors continue to be told that a patent is a property right and is the exclusive right to their invention, which is contrary to Supreme Court precedent. Munich, 12 March 2019 - The number of patent applications filed with the European Patent Office (EPO) grew by 4.6% last year, reaching a new high of 174 317 (2017: 166 594). Cannon’s chief executive officer states that the patents demonstrate the company's achievements and contributions to fundamental technology that drive innovation and support customers. Driving such strong growth was an exceptional number of filings in China, which received about 160,400 more filings in 2018 than Ironically, IBM, the oldest technological company in the world, occupies the top spot, a position it has held continuously for the past 27 years. That was still enough to secure 15 th place in the overall patent rankings and second among automakers, behind only Toyota. Fully 50% of patents challenged in front of the PTAB emerge with not a single claim adversely affected. The company has filed more patents than any other for the last 27 consecutive years. View all posts by Dennis Crouch →. 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