Airgas Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Airgas has a total of 54 patents globally, out of which 26 have been granted. Of these 54 patents, more than 53% patents are active. The United States of America is where Airgas has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe. Parallelly, The United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also USA is the origin country of Airgas. Airgas was founded in 1982. The Company operates as an air liquide company. The Company distributes industrial, medical and specialty gases, welding supplies, safety products, tools and hardware and gas equipment. Do read about some of the most popular patents of Airgas which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Airgas patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Airgas patent portfolio.

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Airgas have?

The Founder and the CEO Peter McCausland has 0 patent.

How many patents does Airgas have?

Airgas has a total of 54 patents globally. These patents belong to 36 unique patent families. Out of 54 patents, 29 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Airgas File Every Year?

Airgas Patent 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 Airgas Applications Filed Airgas Patents Granted
2023 1
2022 3 1
2021 3 7
2020 2 1
2019 10 5
2018 9 2
2017 9 1
2016 4
2015 2
2013 1

How many Airgas patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents Airgas Patent Portfolio

 How Many Patents did Airgas File in Different Countries?

Airgas Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Airgas Filed Patents

Country Patents
United States Of America 40
Europe 2

Where are Research Centers of Airgas Patents Located?

The Research Centre for all the Airgas patents is the United States of America.

10 Best Airgas Patents

US8020585B2 is the most popular patent in the Airgas portfolio. It has received 47 citations so far from companies like Omron Corporation, Honeywell and Rain Bird Corporation. Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Airgas:
Publication Number Citation Count
US8020585B2 47
US7621302B2 21
US20090084739A1 19
USD921031S1 16
US7598494B2 6
US7203427B2 4
US20160341620A1 4
US9672522B2 3
US8555733B2 3
US7239768B2 3

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

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Airgas invention. They couldn’t because Airgas had protected those before them. Examiners at the USPTO referred 7 Airgas patents in 58 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types). The top citing companies in the Airgas patent portfolio are Honeywell, Precision Temp and Oclaro Fiber Optics. List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Airgas –
Company Number of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Airgas Patents Number of Rejections (102 & 103)
Honeywell 7 24
Precision Temp 1 2
Oclaro Fiber Optics 1 2
Boeing 1 2
South 8 Technologies 1 1
Aes Engineering 1 2
Lumentum Operations 1 2
Breathewise 1 3
Messer Industries Usa 1 4
De Beers 1 1

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Airgas Patents

Top Airgas Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent Number Count of Rejected Applications
US8020585B2 11
US7621302B2 5
US7598494B2 2
US9672522B2 2
US8555733B2 1
US20090084739A1 1
US6777252B2 1

What Percentage of Airgas US Patent Applications were Granted?

Airgas (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 32 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 19 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 73.08%. Below are the key stats of Airgas patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Airgas?

Law Firm Total Applications Success Rate
American Air Liquide 24 72.22%
Ratnerprestia 7 71.43%
Ted D Lee 1 100.00%

What are Airgas key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Airgas?

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

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


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