Ball Corporation Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Ball Corporation has a total of 3429 patents globally, out of which 2109 have been granted. Of these 3429 patents, more than 41% patents are active. United States of America is where Ball Corporation has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Australia. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of Ball Corporation.

Ball Corporation was founded in 1880 by Edmund Ball and Frank Clayton Ball. Ball Corporation provides metal packaging for beverages, foods, and household products. The Company also supplies aerospace and other technologies and services to commercial and governmental customers. Ball serves customers worldwide. As of May 2022, Ball Corporation has a market cap of $22.42 Billion.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Ball Corporation have?

The Founder Edmund Ball has 8 and Frank Clayton Ball has 1 patent and the CEO John A Hayes has 118 patents.

How many patents does Ball Corporation have?

Ball Corporation has a total of 3429 patents globally. These patents belong to 1055 unique patent families. Out of 3429 patents, 1432 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Ball Corporation File Every Year?

Ball Corporation 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 GrantBall Corporation Applications FiledBall Corporation Patents Granted
201181109
2012115112
2013129113
201417070
201519364
201611871
2017102115
201811776
201910892
202088115
202176149
2022439

How many Ball Corporation patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Ball Corporation Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Ball Corporation File in Different Countries?

Ball Corporation Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Ball Corporation Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America602
Europe386
Australia221
Canada216
Brazil205
Mexico196
Germany187
Austria138
China131
Spain119
Japan115
Russia72
United Kingdom61
Korea (South)55
France53
Poland45
India43
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)39
Denmark25
Viet Nam25
New Zealand22
Netherlands21
Portugal20
Chile15
Israel11
Argentina11
Taiwan11
Italy9
South Africa9
Sweden5
Turkey5
Serbia5
Hungary5
Ireland4
Malaysia4
Indonesia4
Czech Republic4
Saudi Arabia4
Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro3
Philippines3
Peru2
Slovenia2
Egypt2
Panama2
Switzerland2
Cyprus2
Colombia1
Finland1
Singapore1
Costa Rica1

Where are the Research Centers of Ball Corporation Patents Located?

Research Centers of Ball Corporation Patents

10 Best Ball Corporation Patents

US8736502B1 is the most popular patent in the Ball Corporation portfolio. It has received 519 citations so far from companies like At&T, Rogers Corporation and Bae Systems Plc.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Ball Corporation:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US8736502B1519
US20030065409A1278
US6768456B1268
US6626314B1218
US6536629B2185
US6585125B1179
USD554000S1161
USD465158S1151
USD480650S1147
USD622145S1139

Which Companies are using Ball Corporation 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 Ball Corporation patent portfolio are Deutsche Bank, Raytheon and Stolle Machinery Company Llc.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Deutsche Bank Ag10
Raytheon10
Stolle Machinery Company Llc8
Crown Packaging Technology Inc8
Krones5
Stolle Machinery Co Llc4
Samsung Electronics4
Lg Electronics4
Avago Technologies4
IBM4

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Ball Corporation Patents

Top Ball Corporation Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9041915B224
US20030065409A123
US8736818B221
US7961301B215
US6626314B110
US6783882B210
US7265719B19
US7796174B18
US6452568B18
US7488307B27
US7651004B27
US6795020B26
US6620352B16
US6769561B26
US8844747B26

What Percentage of Ball Corporation US Patent Applications were Granted?

Ball Corporation (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 229 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 159 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 76.08%.

Below are the key stats of Ball Corporation patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Ball Corporation?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Sheridan Ross Pc14270.41%
Crowell Indianapolis2676.92%
Matthew E Leno1681.25%
Brown Rudnick Llp1573.33%
Greer Burns & Crain Ltd4100.00%
John G Bisbikis4100.00%
Mcdermott Will & Emery Llp450.00%
A James Richardson2100.00%
Ball Corporation2100.00%
Mcdermott Will & Emery2100.00%

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What are Ball Corporation key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Ball Corporation?

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

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

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Updated on May 25, 2022

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