Aetna Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Aetna has a total of 155 patents globally, out of which 87 have been granted. Of these 155 patents, more than 67% patents are active. The United States of America is where Aetna has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Canada and Europe (EPO). Parallelly, The United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also USA is the origin country of Aetna.

Aetna is subpart of CVS Health was founded in the year 1853. The Company provides health care services and offers medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life, disability, and health care management services.

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

How many patents does the Founder of Aetna have?

The Founder Eliphalet Adams Bulkeley has 0 patents.

How many patents does Aetna have?

Aetna has a total of 155 patents globally. These patents belong to 100 unique patent families. Out of 155 patents, 105 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Aetna File Every Year?

Aetna Patents 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 Grant Aetna Applications Filed Aetna Patents Granted
2023 6
2022 2 14
2021 10 15
2020 17 9
2019 17 13
2018 7 8
2017 15 4
2016 31 1
2015 9
2014 7 3
2013 8 4
2012 3 3
2011 1 3


How many Aetna patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents Aetna Patents Portfolio  

How Many Patents did Aetna File in Different Countries?

Aetna Worldwide Patents  

Countries in which Aetna Filed Patents

Country Patents
United States Of America 139
Canada 3
Europe 3
Australia 1


Where are Research Centers of Aetna Patents Located?

The research center of all the Aetna patents is the United States of America.

10 Best Aetna Patents

USD795891S1 is the most popular patent in the Aetna portfolio. It has received 101 citations so far from companies like Manitowoc Crane Companies, Amazon and BitSight Technologies.   Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Aetna:

Publication Number Citation Count
USD795891S1 101
USD790577S1 72
US8555263B2 68
USD819068S1 63
US20090210256A1 54
US20080010086A1 48
US20110071854A1 46
USD812634S1 44
USD772250S1 43
USD786890S1 38


How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Aetna patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Aetna invention. They couldn’t because Aetna had protected those before them. Examiners at the USPTO referred 54 Aetna patents in 280 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types). The top citing companies in the Aetna patent portfolio are IBM, Microsoft and Healthview Services Inc. List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Aetna –

Company Number of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Aetna Patents Number of Rejections (102 & 103)
IBM 12 22
Microsoft 5 11
Healthview Services Inc 4 20
Dell Products Lp 3 6
Cerner Innovation Inc 3 3
Emc Ip Holding Company Llc 3 6
Merative Us Lp 2 2
Accenture Global Solutions Limited 2 4
United Health Group Incorporated 2 7
Mastercard 2 3


Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Aetna Patents

Top Aetna Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent Number Count of Rejected Applications
US20080010086A1 10
US8510124B2 7
US20070214002A1 6
US8700424B2 5
US8190451B2 5
US8555263B2 5
US20090171903A1 5
US7828205B2 4
US20070168234A1 4
US7693728B2 4
US10708292B2 3
US20150095046A1 3
US8666765B2 3
US20070244714A1 3
US20090210256A1 3


What Percentage of Aetna US Patent Applications were Granted?

Aetna (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 113 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 64 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 70.3%. Below are the key stats of Aetna patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Aetna?

Law Firm Total Applications Success Rate
Leydig Voit & Mayer Ltd 105 71.08%
Patent Law Works Llp 5 100.00%
Mccormick Paulding & Huber Pllc 2 0.00%
K&L Gates Llp 1 100.00%


What are Aetna key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Aetna?

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

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


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