3D Systems Patents – Key Insights and Stats

3D Systems has a total of 2011 patents globally, out of which 1264 have been granted. Of these 2011 patents, more than 58% patents are active. The United States of America is where 3D Systems has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Japan and Germany. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of 3D Systems.

3D Systems was founded in the year 1986. The Company provides comprehensive 3D products and services. The Company develops, manufactures and markets 3D printers, print materials, software, haptic devices, scanners and virtual surgical simulators. As of March 2023, the market cap of 3D Systems is $1.45 Billion.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of 3D Systems which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find 3D Systems patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over 3D Systems patent portfolio.

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of 3D Systems have?

The founder Charles Hull has 6 patents and CEO Jeffrey A Graves has 0 patent.

How many patents does 3D Systems have?

3D Systems has a total of 2011 patents globally. These patents belong to 682 unique patent families. Out of 2011 patents, 1174 patents are active.

How Many Patents did 3D Systems File Every Year?

3D Systems Patent Filling Trend

Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.

Year of Patents Filing or Grant3D Systems Applications Filed3D Systems Patents Granted
202315
202244101
202160103
202010263
201911563
201812361
20179051
20163955
20159445
20146446
20138358
20126572
20114769

How many 3D Systems patents are Alive/Dead?

3D Systems Patent Portfolio

 How Many Patents did 3D Systems File in Different Countries?

3D Systems Worldwide Patent Filling

Countries in which 3D Systems Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America664
Japan263
Germany240
Europe213
China77
Korea (South)58
India50
Austria36
Italy32
Canada29
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)28
Taiwan18
France16
Spain15
Australia14
United Kingdom14
Belgium13
Poland6
Singapore6
Denmark5
Europe3
Israel2
Brazil2
Switzerland1

Where are Research Centres of 3D Systems Patents Located?

R&D Centers of 3D Systems

10 Best 3D Systems Patents

US20070241482A1 is the most popular patent in the 3D Systems portfolio. It has received 478 citations so far from companies like Panasonic, Sony and Velo3D.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of 3D Systems:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20070241482A1478
US6375874B1446
US6416850B1309
US6764636B1278
US20050280185A1274
US6815636B2253
US7291002B2245
US8086336B2232
US6989115B2228
US20080261165A1208

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to 3D Systems patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to 3D Systems invention. They couldn’t because 3D Systems had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 346 3D Systems patents in 3260 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the 3D Systems patent portfolio are Hewlett-Packard Development, General Electric and Xerox.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing 3D Systems –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing 3D Systems PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Hewlett-Packard Development121246
General Electric60102
Xerox45110
Hsbc Bank41148
Stratasys3386
Epson3279
Voxeljet2472
Concept Laser2153
Eos Gmbh1856
Velo3D1736

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on 3D Systems Patents

 Top 3D Systems Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20070241482A151
US6815636B231
US7521652B230
US6989115B228
US20050280185A128
US7569273B224
US20110191674A123
US20060214335A122
US6492651B221
US8359114B220
US7261542B220
US6656410B218
US7655174B217
US7971991B216
US7889209B216

What are 3D Systems key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by 3D Systems?

The chart below distributes patents filed by 3D Systems in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where 3D Systems thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D Focus: How has 3D Systems search focus changed over the years?

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