Biomet Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Biomet has a total of 3397 patents globally, out of which 2347 have been granted. Of these 3397 patents, more than 59% patents are active. The United States of America is where Biomet has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Germany. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also United Kingdom is the origin country of Biomet.

Biomet was founded in 1997 by Dane A. Miller. Company designs, manufactures, and distributes medical devices. The Company markets reconstructive and fixation devices, electrical bone growth stimulators, orthopaedic support devices, operating room supplies, general surgical instruments, and other related products.

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

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

The founder, Dane A. Miller, has 0 patents and CEO, Bryan C. Hanson, has 0 patents.

How many patents does Biomet have?

Biomet has a total of 3397 patents globally. These patents belong to 1105 unique patent families. Out of 3397 patents, 2013 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Biomet File Every Year?

Biomet 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 GrantBiomet Applications FiledBiomet Patents Granted
201120989
2012269147
2013276156
2014300164
2015230184
2016266244
2017145208
2018167190
201978191
202048196
202134139
20221158

How many Biomet patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Biomet Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Biomet File in Different Countries?

Biomet Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Biomet Filed Patents

CountryPatent
United States Of America1689
Europe445
Germany285
Australia135
Japan120
China101
Canada78
United Kingdom62
Spain46
Austria39
Korea (South)11
India11
Denmark9
Portugal7
South Africa6
France5
New Zealand4
Israel4
Poland2
Bulgaria2
Mexico2
Brazil2
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1
Belgium1
Netherlands1

Where are Research Centres of Biomet Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Biomet

10 Best Biomet Patents

US6387113B1 is the most popular patent in the Biomet portfolio. It has received 1647 citations so far from companies like Inion, Restore Medical, Arthrotek.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6387113B11647
US7052499B21209
US6510334B1469
US20080257363A1404
US6569186B1395
US6402757B1395
US6364910B1381
US7959650B2353
US7601165B2351
US20060190042A1341

Which Companies are using Biomet 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 Biomet patent portfolio are Wright Medical Technology, Depuy Synthes Products and Arthrex.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Wright Medical Technology122
Depuy Synthes Products100
Arthrex95
Smith & Nephew77
Zimmer71
Howmedica Osteonics53
Zb Manufacturing34
Tornier33
Solana Surgical23
Trooper Holdings23
White Box Orthopedics23

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Biomet Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Biomet

Top Biomet Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7749250B232
US7828820B223
US7052499B221
US7959650B220
US8986345B219
US8562647B219
US8034090B218
US8298262B218
US9017381B217
US7461574B217
US8979847B216
US8361113B216
US7643862B216
US8118836B215
US7905903B215

What Percentage of Biomet US Patent Applications were Granted?

Biomet (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 755 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 592 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 80%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Biomet?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner Biomet61183.38%
Nixon Peabody5091.30%
Harness Dickey Troy1873.33%
Taft Stettinius & Hollister1258.33%
Bose Mckinney & Evans1110.00%
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear8100.00%
William F Bahret580.00%
Bahret & Associates3100.00%
Intellectual Property Group30.00%
Robert F Zielinski Llc3100.00%

What are Biomet‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Biomet?

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

R&D Focus: How has Biomet‘s search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on September 29, 2022

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