CRH Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

CRH has a total of 2160 patents globally, out of which 1582 have been granted. Of these 2160 patents, more than 44% patents are active. United States of America is where CRH has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Canada. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also Ireland is the origin country of CRH.

CRH was founded in the year 1970. The Company provides building materials. The Company manufactures and supplies wide range of building materials and products for construction and maintenance of infrastructure, housing and commercial projects.

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

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

The founder Donald Roach has 0 patent and Tom Roach has 0 patent and CEO Albert Manifold has 0 patent.

How many patents does CRH have?

CRH has a total of 2160 patents globally. These patents belong to 855 unique patent families. Out of 2160 patents, 969 patents are active.

How Many Patents did CRH File Every Year?

CRH Patent Portfolio

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 GrantCRH Applications FiledCRH Patents Granted
2023632
20221931
20216288
20205773
20194573
201810083
201711984
201610166
20157765
201412169
201381101
20129593

How many CRH patents are Alive/Dead?

CRH Patent Portfolio

 How Many Patents did CRH File in Different Countries?

CRH Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which CRH Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America710
Europe236
Canada166
Germany133
Australia102
United Kingdom102
Austria96
Korea (South)54
Poland48
Netherlands38
Mexico34
Spain34
Denmark32
France30
Brunei27
New Zealand27
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)21
China21
Japan18
Norway16
Portugal15
Belgium12
India11
Indonesia10
Finland9
Ireland9
Czech Republic7
Italy6
Singapore6
Brazil5
Slovakia5
Hungary5
Philippines5
Malaysia4
Slovenia3
South Africa3
Lithuania2
Argentina2
Russia2
Israel2
Estonia1
Sweden1
United Arab Emirates1
Turkey1
Switzerland1

Where are Research Centres of CRH Patents Located?

R&D Centers of CRH

10 Best CRH Patents

USD594737S1 is the most popular patent in the CRH portfolio. It has received 231 citations so far from companies like Vivant Medical, Covidien and Classic Brands.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
USD594737S1231
USD511578S1175
USD482133S1166
USD529628S1154
US6898908B2152
USD538946S1150
USD530831S1143
USD518578S1142
USD479003S1139
USD513805S1138

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 144 CRH patents in 751 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the CRH patent portfolio are Keystone Retaining Wall Systems, Anchor Wall Systems and Les Materiaux De Construction Oldcastle.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing CRH –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing CRH PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Keystone Retaining Wall Systems1233
Anchor Wall Systems1030
Les Materiaux De Construction Oldcastle713
Oldcastle Infrastructure710
Pavestone615
Oldcastle Precast67
Barrette Outdoor Living59
Flooring Industries Limited47
Hohmann & Barnard47
Hubbell Incorporated411

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on CRH Patents

 Top CRH Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7473722B212
US7410328B29
US6898908B28
US6701683B26
US7163352B26
US8034234B25
US7704434B25
US7294256B25
US6921231B25
US7208112B25
US6899240B25
US7568320B24
US7140867B24
US8051568B24
US20050109693A14

What Percentage of CRH US Patent Applications were Granted?

CRH (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 17 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 14 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 82.35%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for CRH?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Nixon & Vanderhye7100.00%
Bell Nunnally & Martin2100.00%
Howard & Howard Attorneys2100.00%
Winstead2100.00%
Bliss Mcglynn1100.00%
Honeywell Shimokaji10.00%
King Ip Law1100.00%
Thomas F Smegal Jr1100.00%

What are CRH key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by CRH?

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

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

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