Boston Scientific Scimed Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Boston Scientific Scimed has a total of 19779 patents globally, out of which 9921 have been granted. Of these 19779 patents, more than 49% patents are active. The United States of America is where Boston Scientific Scimed has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe 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 Boston Scientific Scimed. Boston Scientific Scimed was founded in 1972. The company’s line of business includes the manufacturing of medical, surgical, ophthalmic and veterinary instruments and apparatus. Do read about some of the most popular patents of Boston Scientific Scimed which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Boston Scientific Scimed patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Boston Scientific Scimed patent portfolio.

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Boston Scientific Scimed have?

The Founder John Abele has 3 patents has 180 and Pete M. Nicholas have 6 patents and the CEO Michael F. Mahoney have 38 patents.

How many patents does Boston Scientific Scimed have?

Boston Scientific Scimed has a total of 19779 patents globally. These patents belong to 6203 unique patent families. Out of 19779 patents, 9871 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Boston Scientific Scimed File Every Year?

Boston Scientific Scimed 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 Grant Boston Scientific Scimed Applications Filed Boston Scientific Scimed Patents Granted
2023 174 458
2022 647 708
2021 1017 730
2020 1460 836
2019 1124 775
2018 1099 689
2017 1067 742
2016 1213 720
2015 1116 550
2014 1306 621
2013 1028 586
2012 1051 536

How many Boston Scientific Scimed patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents Boston Scientific Scimed Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Boston Scientific Scimed File in Different Countries?

Boston Scientific Scimed Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Boston Scientific Scimed Filed Patents

Country Patents
United States Of America 8594
Europe 2302
China 1230
Japan 1227
Germany 1111
Austria 941
Australia 607
Canada 530
Korea (South) 211
Spain 105
India 20
United Kingdom 20
Italy 19
New Zealand 13
Brazil 5
Israel 5
Denmark 4
Netherlands 3
Russia 3
Hong Kong (S.A.R.) 3
Poland 2
Portugal 2
Mexico 1

Where are Research Centers of Boston Scientific Scimed Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Boston Scientific Scimed

10 Best Boston Scientific Scimed Patents

US20060252993A1 is the most popular patent in the Boston Scientific Scimed portfolio. It has received 1491 citations so far from companies like Avinger, Inc., Olympus Corporation and Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Boston Scientific Scimed:
Publication Number Citation Count
US20060252993A1 1491
US7334718B2 1472
US7934631B2 1469
US8006889B2 1402
US7708181B2 1388
US7546939B2 1383
US8043207B2 1361
US7896215B2 1333
US8286845B2 1325
US20080190989A1 1288

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Boston Scientific Scimed patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Boston Scientific Scimed invention. They couldn’t because Boston Scientific Scimed had protected those before them. Examiners at the USPTO referred 3354 Boston Scientific Scimed patents in 22765 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types). The top citing companies in the Boston Scientific Scimed patent portfolio are Covidien, Cook Medical Technologies and Biosense Webster. List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Boston Scientific Scimed –
Company Number of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Boston Scientific Scimed Patents Number of Rejections (102 & 103)
Covidien 340 875
Cook Medical Technologies 294 762
Biosense Webster 220 577
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems 187 490
Medtronic 155 415
St Jude Medical Cardiology Division 141 392
Olympus Corporation 141 231
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha 113 272
C R Bard 99 272
Philips 80 192

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Boston Scientific Scimed Patents

Top Boston Scientific Scimed Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent Number Count of Rejected Applications
US7922650B2 84
US7291146B2 50
US8496653B2 32
US7846107B2 26
US7381219B2 26
US8628465B2 25
US8103327B2 25
US8128617B2 25
US20080188928A1 25
US8353860B2 23
US7717843B2 23
US20060252993A1 23
US8485966B2 22
US7955255B2 22
US8535368B2 21

What Percentage of Boston Scientific Scimed US Patent Applications were Granted?

Boston Scientific Scimed (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 10430 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 7493 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 80.28%. Below are the key stats of Boston Scientific Scimed patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Boston Scientific Scimed?

Law Firm Total Applications Success Rate
Seager Tufte & Wickhem 2339 81.09%
Bookoff Mcandrews 1136 80.04%
Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus 963 81.18%
Brake Hughes Bellermann 709 95.44%
Fish & Richardson 319 49.12%
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath 309 79.52%
Hunton Andrews Kurth 226 61.78%
Fay Kaplun & Marcin 219 70.16%
Vista Ip Law Group 164 35.85%
Boston Scientific Corporation 136 83.09%

What are Boston Scientific Scimed key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Boston Scientific Scimed?

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

R&D Focus: How has Boston Scientific Scimed search focus changed over the years?


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