How many patents does Apple have?

Apple has 70,036 patents for the period 2009 - 2018. There are 14,599 patent families with 23,928 granted patents and 46,108 applications patents. The key filing countries are US: 36,752 | RoW: 10,391 | CN: 6,178 | WO: 5,063 | EP: 4,758 | KR: 3,641 | JP: 2,593 | GB: 660.

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Top assignees appearing on patents

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The top patent families are

Most common title of patent family Family members Filing year
touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by ap… 🛈 265 2006
device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying additional information in re… 🛈 173 2012
method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digita… 🛈 161 2002
graphical user interface for providing lists of locations for a map application in a por… 🛈 152 2007
rotation operations in a mapping application 146 2012
method of transferring a micro device 132 2011
intelligent automated assistant 128 2010
component assembly 116 2010
handheld device enclosure 109 2010
touch screen liquid crystal display 108 2006
earbuds with acoustic insert 104 2015
electronic device with magnetic attachment 103 2010
device, method, and graphical user interface for determining whether to scroll or select… 🛈 101 2012
methods and systems for managing data 96 2004
contact tracking and identification module for touch sensing 91 1998
connector designed for convenient use 86 2007
device, method, and graphical user interface for manipulating soft keyboards 86 2010
maintenance operations for multi-level data storage cells 85 2006
devices, methods, and graphical user interfaces for displaying and using menus 82 2015
accessory device with magnetic attachment 80 2010
touch event model 76 2008
context-specific user interfaces 75 2014
check-hazard instructions for processing vectors 74 2008
crown input for a wearable electronic device 72 2013
embedded authentication systems in an electronic device 72 2007