Cerner Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Cerner has a total of 1224 patents globally, out of which 745 have been granted. Of these 1224 patents, more than 72% patents are active. United States of America is where Cerner has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Germany and Australia. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of Cerner.

Cerner was founded in 1979 by Neal Patterson. Cerner is a worldwide supplier of healthcare solutions and services. The Company’s solutions are designed to optimize clinical and financial outcomes for healthcare organizations ranging from single-doctor practices, to health systems, to entire countries, for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, and for the healthcare commerce system. As of May 2022, Cerner has a market cap of $27.57 Billion.

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

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

The Founder Neal Patterson has 0 patents and the CEO David T. Feinberg have 0 patents.

How many patents does Cerner have?

Cerner has a total of 1224 patents globally. These patents belong to 739 unique patent families. Out of 1224 patents, 893 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Cerner File Every Year?

Cerner 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 GrantCerner Applications FiledCerner Patents Granted
20116050
20125948
20136445
201411348
20156929
20168120
20177043
20185842
20199188
20205486
20213278
2022643

How many Cerner patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Cerner Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Cerner File in Different Countries?

Cerner Geographical Patents

Countries in which Cerner Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1199
Germany6
Australia5
Canada4
Europe3
India2
China1
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1
Austria1

Where are Research Centers of Cerner Patents Located?

Research Centers of Cerner Patents

10 Best Cerner Patents

US6801227B2 is the most popular patent in the Cerner portfolio. It has received 224 citations so far from companies like Microsoft, Covidien Lp and Icu Medical, Inc.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6801227B2224
US6542902B2207
US20120065987A1204
US20050137912A1178
US6714913B2172
US20020002473A1171
US6956572B2170
US6912549B2155
US20050015279A1154
US20110295621A1145

Which Companies are using Cerner 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 Cerner patent portfolio are IBM, Philips and Microsoft.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM130
Philips70
Microsoft37
General Electric36
Elwha Llc19
Carefusion 303 Inc17
3M Innovative Properties Company15
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh13
Ricoh13
Chase Bank12

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Cerner Patents

Top Cerner Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20150193583A139
US7519591B231
US8949082B223
US20050137912A123
US20120065987A122
US7725330B220
US7953608B220
US8554480B217
US6912549B215
US20110145012A115
US20110295621A115
US7430608B213
US8727981B213
US20140095201A113
US7895527B212

What Percentage of Cerner US Patent Applications were Granted?

Cerner (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1154 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 706 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 71.6%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Cerner?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Shook Hardy & Bacon Llp57559.51%
Cerner Corporation50788.67%
Daniel S Polley Pa4797.50%
Siemens Corporation350.00%
Jones Robb Pllc20.00%
Chang An Chou10.00%
Microsoft Corporation1100.00%
Sinorica Llc Dba Thoughts To Paper1100.00%
Thinkfire10.00%

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What are Cerner’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Cerner?

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

R&D Focus: How has Cerner’s search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on May 21, 2022

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