2015 IFI CLAIMS® German Patent Trends

(for original German version click here)

Assignees:  In Germany, the Top 50 is dominated by automobile and auto parts manufacturers.  This compares to the US where computer and telecommunications companies dominate.

Classifications: The top patent classifications for 2015 are:

2015 DE CPC 2015 count Description
Y10T 714 Metal Working and Hardware – fasteners and connectors
H01L 650 Semiconductors
Y02T 588 Climate Change Mitigation Technologies related to Transportation
B60R 470 Vehicle Parts
F02D 457 Controlling Combustion Engines
F16H 452 Gearing (for motor vehicles)
G01N 420 Testing Instruments – Investigating or analyzing materials by determining their chemical of physical properties.
A61B 378 Medical Diagnostics
Y02E 376 Reduction of Greenhouse Gasses [GHG] Emission
B29C 347 Shaping or Joining of Plastics
G01R 341 Measuring Electric Variables
B60K 334 Arrangement or Mounting of Propulsion Units or of Transmissions in Vehicles
F16D 306 Couplings for Transmitting Rotation; Clutches; Brakes
B62D 295 Motor Vehicles; Trailers
F02M 292 Supplying Combustion Engines in General, with Combustion Mixtures

This list is quite different from the list of top CPC classes in the US.  In the US, computers (G06F) and Telecommunications (H04L) lead.  In Germany, Semiconductors (H01L) and Automotive related classes dominate.

CPC Class Y02T covers “Climate Change Mitigation Technologies Related to Transportation.”  It ranks #2 in Germany, but is #18 in the US.
Technology Leaders:

2015 DE CPC Leading Assignee 2015 count Description
Y10T GM Global Technology Operations LLC 60 Metal Working and Hardware – fasteners and connectors
H01L Infineon Technologies AG 106 Semiconductors
Y02T GM Global Technology Operations LLC 105 Climate Change Mitigation Technologies related to Transportation
B60R Autoliv Development AB 79 Vehicle Parts
F02D GM Global Technology Operations LLC 80 Controlling Combustion Engines
F16H Schaeffler Technologies AG and Co KG 72 Gearing (for motor vehicles)
G01N Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung 31 Testing Instruments – Investigating or analyzing materials by determining their chemical of physical properties.
A61B Siemens AG 139 Medical Diagnostics
Y02E GM Global Technology Operations LLC 56 Reduction of Greenhouse Gasses [GHG] Emission
B29C Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt eV 16 Shaping or Joining of Plastics