AtriCure Patents – Key Insights and Stats

AtriCure has a total of 656 patents globally, out of which 345 have been granted. Of these 656 patents, more than 62% patents are active. The United States of America is where AtriCure has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Japan. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of AtriCure.

AtriCure was founded in 2000 by Michael Hooven. AtriCure develops, manufactures, and sells surgical devices to create precise lesions in soft tissues. The Company offers bipolar ablation systems uses by cardiothoracic surgeons as a standard treatment alternative to create lesions in heart tissue to block the abnormal electrical impulses that cause atrial fibrillation. AtriCure serves customers worldwide. As of July 2022, AtriCure has a market cap of $1.97 Billion.

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

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

The Founder Michael Hooven has 208 patents and the CEO Michael H Carrel has 0 patents.

How many patents does AtriCure have?

AtriCure has a total of 656 patents globally. These patents belong to 157 unique patent families. Out of 656 patents, 409 patents are active.

How Many Patents did AtriCure File Every Year?

AtriCure 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 GrantAtriCure Applications FiledAtriCure Patents Granted
20113714
20123512
20133327
20144622
20153324
20165426
20172520
20182336
20194331
20202827
20211430
2022315

How many AtriCure patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

AtriCure Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did AtriCure File in Different Countries?

AtriCure Worldwide Patents

Countries in which AtriCure Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America310
Europe72
Japan45
Germany31
Australia27
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)25
China24
Canada19
Spain8
Brazil7
India5
Austria5
Israel3
Denmark2
Portugal2
Poland2
Slovenia1

Where are Research Centers of AtriCure Patents Located?

Research Centers of AtriCure Patents

10 Best AtriCure Patents

US20050187545A1 is the most popular patent in the AtriCure portfolio. It has received 1104 citations so far from companies like Molex Incorporated, Topconn Electronic and Te Connectivity Corporation.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20050187545A11104
US8267951B2907
US6905498B2856
US7542807B2806
US7591818B2739
US6517536B2599
US8715302B2580
US6350264B1455
US20050149069A1405
US6464701B1386

What Percentage of AtriCure US Patent Applications were Granted?

AtriCure (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 316 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 208 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 80.3%.

Below are the key stats of AtriCure patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for AtriCure?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Dorton & Willis Llp12697.32%
Levine Bagade Han Llp7483.02%
Cook Alex Ltd2436.84%
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Llp2473.91%
Gregory Smith & Associates920.00%
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur Llp955.56%
Cooley Llp50%
Cook Alex Mcfarron Manzo475.00%
Henricks Slavin Llp450.00%
Taft Stettinius & Hollister Llp425.00%

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What are AtriCure key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by AtriCure?

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

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

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