Abbott Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Abbott has a total of 47926 patents globally, out of which 21352 have been granted. Of these 47926 patents, more than 52% patents are active. United States of America is where Abbott has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Japan and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Abbott is USA. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Abbott.

Abbott was founded in 1888 by Wallace Calvin Abbott. The company doing business in Hospital & Health Care Industry. The Company offers a wide range of products in Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Nutrition, Biotechnology and Health Diagnostics, etc. As of November 2021, Abbott has a market cap of $227.01 Billion.

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

How many patents does Abbott have?

Abbott has a total of 47926 patents globally. These patents belong to 11890 unique patent families. Out of 47926 patents, 24836 patents are active.

How many Abbott patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Abbott Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

Abbott Patent

How Many Patents did Abbott File Every Year?

Abbott Filing 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 GrantAbbott Applications FiledAbbott Patents Granted
201139921344
201229551611
201327221728
201421951835
201519971766
201615391821
201714311656
201813261389
20199411118
20207691026
2021332827

How Many Patents did Abbott File in Different Countries?

Abbott Worldwide Patent

Countries in which Abbott Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America15762
Europe5202
Japan3085
China2239
Canada1938
Australia1915
Mexico1043
Germany898
Spain845
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)791
Brazil630
India578
Israel577
Korea (South)537
Austria533
Singapore492
Taiwan446
Russian Federation345
New Zealand312
South Africa277
United Kingdom258
Argentina223
Costa Rica217
Denmark213
Viet Nam208
Peru201
Philippines197
Poland158
Portugal144
Indonesia142
Sweden132
Dominican Republic130
Uruguay124
Ecuador120
Chile113
Colombia110
Norway94
Slovenia92
Ukraine89
Cyprus75
Malaysia67
Turkey63
Hungary60
Eurasian Patent Organization60
Thailand52
Guatemala52
Croatia41
Ireland41
France34
Serbia28
Czech Republic28
Saudi Arabia24
Lithuania23
Slovakia20
Bulgaria18
Panama13
Montenegro12
Tunisia8
Gulf Cooperation Council8
San Marino6
Morocco5
African Regional Industrial Property Organization5
Netherlands4
El Salvador3
Kazakhstan3
Honduras2
Luxembourg2
Estonia2
Italy2
Georgia1
Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro1
Belarus1
Nicaragua1
Egypt1
Iceland1

Where are Research Centers of Abbott Patents Located?

Research Centers of Abbott Patents

10 Best Abbott Patents

US6560471B1 is the most popular patent in the Abbott portfolio. It has received 1647 citations so far from companies like Dexcom, kaleo Inc and Aseko Inc

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Abbott:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6560471B11647
US6591125B11544
US6197042B11477
US7008435B21270
US6616686B21251
US7108709B21205
US7081114B21149
US6746582B21049
US6932894B21016
WO2005115251A1992

Which Companies are using Abbott Patents to Advance their Research?

If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.

The top citing companies in the Abbott patent portfolio are Medtronic, Boston Scientific and St Jude Medical.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Medtronic946
Boston Scientific673
St Jude Medical663
Cardiac Pacemakers Inc325
Pacesetter Inc318
Biosense Webster Israel Ltd226
Covidien200
Dexcom184
Cook Medical Technologies Llc172
Philips159

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Abbott Patents

Top Abbott Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8597349B269
US7612181C169
US7856264B266
US8449599B263
US7250052B260
US8303505B255
US7483747B246
US8514086B238
US7381184B233
US7734340B233
US20070060954A133
US8679061B232
US7361473B232
US9180004B231
US9186081B228

What Percentage of Abbott US Patent Applications were Granted?

Abbott (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 9567 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 6500 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 72.99%.

Below are the key stats of Abbott’s patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Abbott?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Abbott Patent Department189160.12%
Abbvie Inc71093.61%
Abbott Diabetes Care Inc48674.02%
Squire Pb47972.59%
Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision Inc46887.61%
Workman Nydegger45671.46%
Baker Botts44489.85%
One Llp30376.00%
Edward H Gorman Jr28155.47%
Steven F Weinstock22227.73%

Abbott’s life-changing technology enables people to live completely and provides information, medicines, and innovations to assist you in managing your health.

Abbott’s STARLIMS is one such example, its informatics platform is a mission-critical laboratory information management solution (LIMS) programme that was built from the bottom up to facilitate this digital transformation while addressing “technical debt” difficulties. Out-of-date systems being removed from use when laboratory instruments, platforms, and software are upgraded and replaced, but many will still need to be maintained at a large cost in order to access data saved in proprietary formats.

It gives manufacturing, R&D, and testing labs the capacity to effortlessly navigate the quickly changing technical and data landscape, allowing them to preserve their investments and gain maximum insight from almost every piece of data across the company.

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What are Abbott’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Abbott?

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

R&D FocusHow Abbott search focus changed over the years?

Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by Abbott?

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Updated on February 7, 2022

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