Barco Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Barco has a total of 2038 patents globally, out of which 914 have been granted. Of these 2038 patents, more than 44% patents are active. The United States of America is where Barco has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe (EPO) and China. Parallelly, The United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also USA is the origin country of Barco.

Barco was founded in the year 1934. The Company designs and develops visualization solutions and offers monitors, video walls, projectors, light-emitting diode displays, image processing, and visual display systems. Barco serves healthcare, oil and gas, automotive, defense, aerospace, media, and digital cinema industries worldwide.

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

How many patents does Barco have?

Barco has a total of 2038 patents globally. These patents belong to 660 unique patent families. Out of 2038 patents, 915 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Barco File Every Year?

Barco 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 Barco Applications Filed Barco Patents Granted
2023 1
2022 36
2021 51 19
2020 52 17
2019 90 20
2018 139 54
2017 79 42
2016 120 49
2015 160 82
2014 114 56
2013 127 74
2012 153 97
2011 71 43


How many Barco patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents Barco Patents Portfolio  

How Many Patents did Barco File in Different Countries?

Barco Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Barco Filed Patents

Country Patents
United States Of America 442
Europe 325
China 252
Germany 121
United Kingdom 110
Austria 108
Japan 102
Taiwan 97
Korea (South) 66
Canada 29
India 25
Hong Kong (S.A.R.) 22
Australia 15
Norway 15
Spain 13
Singapore 12
Belgium 10
Italy 7
Denmark 7
Luxembourg 7
Israel 4
Brazil 4
Turkey 1
Russia 1
Slovakia 1
Poland 1


Where are Research Centers of Barco Patents Located?

Research Centers of Barco Patents

10 Best Barco Patents

US20050183120A1 is the most popular patent in the Barco portfolio. It has received 469 citations so far from companies like Samsung, Sony Corporation, and Microsoft. Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Barco:

Publication Number Citation Count
US20050183120A1 469
US7262753B2 229
US20070120763A1 221
US20050134525A1 204
US20040233125A1 185
US20070183493A1 181
WO2010023270A1 166
US20050134526A1 156
US20070038939A1 153
US20080055931A1 151


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

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Barco invention. They couldn’t because Barco had protected those before them. Examiners at the USPTO referred 228 Barco patents in 1605 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types). The top citing companies in the Barco patent portfolio are Samsung, Sony, and Epson. List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Barco –

Company Number of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Barco Patents Number of Rejections (102 & 103)
Samsung Electronics 54 117
Sony Corporation 27 61
Epson 16 36
Boe Technology 15 24
Canon 15 30
LG Electronics 14 25
Apple 11 18
Google 10 25
Manufacturing Resources International Inc 9 18
Microsoft 9 22


Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Barco Patents

Top Barco Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent Number Count of Rejected Applications
US20050183120A1 26
US20070038939A1 24
US7639849B2 23
US20070183493A1 23
US20070120763A1 19
US20080055931A1 14
US20080117231A1 14
US20050134525A1 12
US7157838B2 11
US8228348B2 10
US7262753B2 10
US7411611B2 9
US9482877B2 9
US20050134526A1 8
US8164598B2 8


What Percentage of Barco US Patent Applications were Granted?

Barco (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 261 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 177 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 77.2%. Below are the key stats of Barco patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Barco?

Law Firm Total Applications Success Rate
Bacon & Thomas Pllc 121 71.55%
Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar Llp 47 80.85%
Hamre Schumann Mueller & Larson 43 95.00%
Barnes & Thornburg Llp Ch 18 77.78%
Hartman Patents Pllc 8 50.00%
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Llp 6 100.00%
Christie Parker & Hale 2 100.00%
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Llp 2 0.00%
Mccarter & English Llp 2 100.00%
Trop Pruner & Hu 2 50.00%


What are Barco key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Barco?

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

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


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