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Inventor Profile: Elon Musk

Updated Time: 15 Nov 2018

Elon Musk is a named inventor on a total of 13 patents. The main technology areas that he has innovated in are navigational instruments, digital computing, and data processing equipment and methods. Elon Musk has been named as an inventor in patents since 1996.

5 Active Patents

13 Grants

13 Applications

There are currently 5 active patents for which Elon Musk is a named inventor.

Key Technologies

Top 10 technology areas that Elon Musk's innovation efforts as an inventor fall into, with the size of the box corresponding to the number of patents.

Influential Patents

The graph shows the top 5 patents for which Elon Musk is a named inventor that have been cited most frequently by other patents. It indicates which patents are more prolific and have had their technology built upon by others.


The graph below shows co-inventors of Elon Musk and the number of patents on which they are named.


Patent Owners

The graph below shows the top companies and individuals and the number of patents they own for which Elon Musk is a named inventor. 

Geographic Prominence

The geographic map below shows the breakdown of patents for which Elon Musk is a named inventor across different jurisdictions. It indicates the markets where his technology contributions were prominent and commercialised.

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