Cochlear Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Cochlear has a total of 3238 patents globally, out of which 1664 have been granted. Of these 3238 patents, more than 44% patents are active. The United States of America is where Cochlear has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Australia and Europe. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and Australia is the origin country of Cochlear.

Cochlear was founded in the year 1982. The Company researches, develops and markets cochlear implant systems for hearing impaired individuals. The Company’s hearing implant systems include Nucleus and Baha and are sold both domestically and internationally. As of March 2023, the market cap of Cochlear is $756.93 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Cochlear have?

The founder Graeme Clark has 3 patents and CEO Dig Howitt has 0 patent.

How many patents does Cochlear have?

Cochlear has a total of 3238 patents globally. These patents belong to 1212 unique patent families. Out of 3238 patents, 1449 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Cochlear File Every Year?

Cochlear 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 GrantCochlear Applications FiledCochlear Patents Granted
202314
202252107
202173121
2020167135
2019178128
2018145132
201716694
2016217114
2015146102
2014111112
2013125112
201216268

How many Cochlear patents are Alive/Dead?

Cochlear Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Cochlear File in Different Countries?

Cochlear Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Cochlear Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1314
Australia384
Europe331
China199
Germany185
Japan63
Austria55
Canada33
India22
Denmark13
Korea (South)13
Sweden8
United Kingdom6
Spain3
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1
France1

Where are Research Centres for Cochlear Patents Located?

Research Centres for Cochlear Patents

10 Best Cochlear Patents

US9119957B2 is the most popular patent in the Cochlear portfolio. It has received 973 citations so far from companies like Ethicon, Cilag Gmbh and Otologics.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US9119957B2973
US6537200B2403
US6575894B2336
US6697674B2301
US6565503B2289
US7396265B2227
US6421569B1202
US8457547B2145
US6554762B2134
WO2006037156A1133

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 477 Cochlear patents in 2230 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Cochlear patent portfolio are Advanced Bionics, Med-El and Oticon.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Cochlear –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Cochlear PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Advanced Bionics134408
Med-El82248
Oticon3898
Boston Scientific1545
Medtronic1554
Sonova1328
Citibank1232
Samsung1128
Individual1019
Nurotone Medical915

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Cochlear Patents

Top Cochlear Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8396570B218
US8843852B213
US8265765B212
US8244365B212
US7657038B212
US8086319B210
US7860573B210
US8369959B29
US8550977B29
US7660633B29
US8702238B28
US8249724B27
US7232625B27
US7522738B27
US20130089229A17

What Percentage of Cochlear US Patent Applications were Granted?

Cochlear (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1107 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 830 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 84.18%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Cochlear?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Edell Shapiro & Finnan48891.85%
Pilloff Passino & Cosenza26091.97%
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton11369.32%
Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff5977.97%
K&L Gates4445.45%
Merchant & Gould Cochlear4169.23%
Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman3096.67%
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear15100.00%
Hauptman Ham1485.71%
Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle1233.33%

What are Cochlear key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Cochlear?

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

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

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