DCC Patents – Key Insights and Stats

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?

DCC 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 GrantDCC Applications FiledDCC Patents Granted
2022154154
202112
202013
20198
201822
20175
201653
2015248
201433
201342
20121625
2011268

How many DCC patents are Alive/Dead?

DCC Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did DCC File in Different Countries?

DCC Worldwide Patents

Countries in which DCC Filed Patents

CountryPatent
United Kingdom193
United States Of America38
Europe30
Taiwan10
France9
China9
Germany9
Canada6
Austria6
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)5
Poland4
Australia4
Brazil3
Portugal3
Russia3
Serbia2
Ireland2
Mexico2
Korea (South)2
Spain1
Czech Republic1
Denmark1
Norway1
Brunei1
South Africa1
India1
Japan1
Argentina1

Where are Research Centres of DCC Patents Located?

Research Centres of DCC Patents

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 NumberCitation Count
US6609686B2137
US20060039973A172
US6811793B245
US6578500B229
US7815897B127
US20110281008A117
WO2005072759A114
USD470336S113
USD478564S113
USD771899S112

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 –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing DCC PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Colgate-Palmolive29
Lifetime Products11
Toronto Dominion Bank11
Mastercard11
R J Reynolds Tobacco Company11
Cosmetic Warriors12
Bank Of America13
Eman Biodiscoveries11
Marathonnorco Aerospace13
Hot Album Tansansen Tablet12

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on DCC Patents

Top DCC Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6609686B23
US6811793B23
US20060039973A12
US7785640B22
US20170236116A11
US20110318465A11
US6578500B21
US20110281008A11
US20060039972A11
US20130206639A11
US7815897B11
US20170228725A11
US20170228733A11

What are DCC key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by DCC?

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

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

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