Brooks Instrument Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Brooks Instrument has a total of 140 patents globally, out of which 118 have been granted. Of these 140 patents, more than 32% patents are active. United States of America is where Brooks Instrument has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Japan and Korea (South). Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Brooks Instrument.

Brooks Instrument is the subpart of Illinois Tool Works was founded in the year 1946. Brooks Instrument supplies and manufactures flow measurement and control devices. The company sells pressure management, level management, carioles flow metres, and flow controllers in addition to cylinder scales.

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

How many patents does the founder of Brooks Instrument have?

The founder Stephen A. Brooks have 0 patents.

How many patents does Brooks Instrument have?

Brooks Instrument has a total of 140 patents globally. These patents belong to 64 unique patent families. Out of 140 patents, 45 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Brooks Instrument File Every Year?

Brooks Instrument 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 GrantBrooks Instrument Applications FiledBrooks Instrument Patents Granted
20171
20162
20144
20137
2012811
201147
2010514
200998
20082016

How many Brooks Instrument patents are Alive/Dead?

Brooks Instrument Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Brooks Instrument File in Different Countries?

Brooks Instrument Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Brooks Instrument Filed Patents

CountryPatent
United States Of America84
Japan13
Korea (South)9
China8
Europe5
Germany5
Brunei2
Singapore2
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)2
Taiwan1
Austria1
Canada1

Where are Research Centres of Brooks Instrument Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Brooks Instrument

10 Best Brooks Instrument Patents

US6752166B2 is the most popular patent in the Brooks Instrument portfolio. It has received 129 citations so far from companies like Agilent Technologies, Horiba Stec and Ichor Systems.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Brooks Instrument:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6752166B2129
US6343617B1123
US6389364B1102
US7073392B287
US6962164B283
US6681787B282
US6445980B177
US6449571B150
US7360448B246
US6640822B245

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

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Brooks Instrument invention. They couldn’t because Brooks Instrument had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 51 Brooks Instrument patents in 295 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Brooks Instrument patent portfolio are Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron and Horiba Stec.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Brooks Instrument –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Brooks Instrument PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Applied Materials817
Tokyo Electron58
Horiba Stec511
Barclays Bank410
Texas Instruments415
Hitachi Metals45
Micro Motion310
Shin-Etsu Chemical312
Asahi Organic Chemicals34
Fujikin34

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Brooks Instrument Patents

Top Brooks Instrument Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7117104B213
US7073392B210
US7360448B27
US7380564B26
US7409871B25
US7424895B25
US7360551B25
US6962164B25
US6752166B24
US7680399B24
US7243035B24
US6445980B13
US6845659B23
US6714878B23
US6343617B13

What are Brooks Instrument key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Brooks Instrument?

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

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

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