DCC has a total of 376 patents globally, out of which 63 have been granted. Of these 376 patents, more than 52% patents are active. The United Kingdom is where DCC has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by the United States of America and Europe. Parallelly, the United Kingdom seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also Europe is the origin country of DCC.
DCC was founded in the year 1976. DCC is a global sales, marketing, and support services organization. LPG, Retail & Oil, Healthcare, and Technology make up the Group’s four business segments. The goal of DCC’s strategy is to create a profitable company that regularly generates cash flow and returns on invested capital that are considerably above its cost of capital. As of February 2023, DCC has a market cap of $5.66 Billion.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of DCC which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find DCC patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over DCC patent portfolio.
How many patents does the founder and the CEO of DCC have?
The founder Jim Flavin have 0 patent and CEO Donal Murphy have 0 patents.
How many patents does DCC have?
DCC has a total of 376 patents globally. These patents belong to 271 unique patent families. Out of 376 patents, 119 patents are active.
How Many Patents did DCC File Every Year?
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||DCC Applications Filed||DCC Patents Granted|
How many DCC patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did DCC File in Different Countries?
Countries in which DCC Filed Patents
|United States Of America||38|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||5|
Where are Research Centres of DCC Patents Located?
10 Best DCC Patents
US6609686B2 is the most popular patent in the DCC portfolio. It has received 137 citations so far from companies like Samsung, Primos and Fox Factory.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of DCC:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to DCC patents?
The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to DCC invention. They couldn’t because DCC had protected those before them.
Examiners at the USPTO referred 13 DCC patents in 42 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).
The top citing companies in the DCC patent portfolio are Colgate-Palmolive, Lifetime Products and Toronto Dominion Bank.
List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing DCC –
|Company||Number of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing DCC Patents||Number of Rejections (102 & 103)|
|Toronto Dominion Bank||1||1|
|R J Reynolds Tobacco Company||1||1|
|Bank Of America||1||3|
|Hot Album Tansansen Tablet||1||2|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on DCC Patents
Top DCC Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|