Align Technology Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Align Technology has a total of 2755 patents globally, out of which 1565 have been granted. Of these 2755 patents, more than 70% patents are active. United States of America is where Align Technology has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and China. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of Align Technology.

Align Technology was founded in 1997 by Zia Chishti and Kelsey Wirth. Align Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets the invisalign system, a method for treating the misalignment of teeth. The Company offers a system that corrects the misalignment using a series of clear and removable appliances that move teeth to a desired final position. Align Technology serves customers worldwide. As of May 2022, Align Technology has a market cap of $21.29 Billion.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Align Technology have?

The Founder Zia Chishti have 423 and Kelsey Wirth has 67 patents and the CEO Joseph M. Hogan have 0 patent.

How many patents does Align Technology have?

Align Technology has a total of 2755 patents globally. These patents belong to 559 unique patent families. Out of 2755 patents, 1942 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Align Technology File Every Year?

Align Technology 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 GrantAlign Technology Applications FiledAlign Technology Patents Granted
20116970
20126756
20139757
20147858
201524854
201619494
2017156122
2018181102
2019248151
2020233198
2021160244
20221477

How many Align Technology patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Align Technology Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Align Technology File in Different Countries?

Align Technology Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Align Technology Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1269
Europe295
China203
Japan170
Germany139
Australia85
Spain75
Korea (South)62
Canada56
Austria34
United Kingdom23
Denmark17
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)14
Israel13
Poland11
Taiwan8
Mexico6
Philippines6
Brazil5
Saudi Arabia5
Argentina3
India3
Croatia1
Singapore1
Colombia1
New Zealand1
Portugal1

Where are Research Centers of Align Technology Patents Located?

Research Centers of Align Technology Patents

10 Best Align Technology Patents

US6572372B1 is the most popular patent in the Align Technology portfolio. It has received 515 citations so far from companies like 3M, uLab Systems, Inc and Bay Materials, Llc.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Align Technology:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6572372B1515
US6524101B1476
US6705863B2465
US6398548B1442
US6554611B2434
US6542249B1412
US6450807B1393
US6629840B2379
US6722880B2352
US20050055118A1297

Which Companies are using Align Technology 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 Align Technology patent portfolio are 3M, 3Shape and Sdc Us Smilepay Spv.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
3M34
3Shape27
Sdc Us Smilepay Spv15
Ormco Corporation13
Carestream Dental Technology Topco Limited12
IBM11
Dentsply Sirona11
Dental Monitoring10
Ivoclar Vivadent10
Orametrix Inc9

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Align Technology Patents

Top Align Technology Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8771149B227
US20060275736A116
US6572372B114
US7698068B212
US7481647B212
US6542249B111
US8024198B211
US20060275731A110
US6454565B210
US7333874B210
US8235713B210
US8496474B210
US7319529B210
US7474307B29
US7905725B29

What Percentage of Align Technology US Patent Applications were Granted?

Align Technology (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 851 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 544 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 89.6%.

Below are the key stats of Align Technology patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Align Technology?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Align Shay Glenn Llp24199.32%
Align Technology Inc21494.97%
Lowenstein Sandler Llp14198.85%
Townsend And Townsend And Crew Llp5691.07%
Nath Goldberg & Meyer4393.02%
Wagner Blecher Llp2944.83%
Fisherbroyles Llp28100.00%
Klein O Neill & Singh Llp21100.00%
Paul Hastings Llp180.00%
Polsinelli Align Technology Inc12100.00%

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What are Align Technology key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Align Technology?

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

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

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Updated on May 25, 2022

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