Ecolab Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Ecolab has a total of 15068 patents globally, out of which 9168 have been granted. Of these 15068 patents, more than 58% patents are active. The United States of America is where Ecolab has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Japan. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Ecolab.

Ecolab was founded in the year 1923 by Merritt J. Osborn. Ecolab is a global provider of water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions for customers in food, healthcare, hospitality, industrial and oil and gas markets. The Company’s services included food & safety, sanitation, optimization of water and energy use, and improvement of operational efficiency and sustainability. As of December 2022, the market cap of Ecolab is $ 40.68 Billion.

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

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

The founder Merritt J. Osborn has 0 patent and CEO Christophe Beck has 0 patent.

How many patents does Ecolab have?

Ecolab has a total of 15068 patents globally. These patents belong to 4014 unique patent families. Out of 15068 patents, 8808 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Ecolab File Every Year?

Ecolab 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 GrantEcolab Applications FiledEcolab Patents Granted
2022130687
2021309786
2020606813
2019566746
2018894679
20171034563
20161126399
2015758327
2014991328
2013788346
2012688377
2011530369

How many Ecolab patents are Alive/Dead?

Ecolab Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Ecolab File in Different Countries?

Ecolab worldwide Patents

Countries in which Ecolab Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America3382
Europe1460
Japan969
Canada953
Germany917
China853
Australia810
Brazil613
Mexico564
Spain409
India231
Korea (South)228
Austria224
New Zealand137
Russia132
Argentina121
Poland120
Indonesia112
United Kingdom111
Denmark110
Singapore90
Taiwan80
Norway79
Italy65
Chile64
Malaysia63
Saudi Arabia63
South Africa60
France49
Philippines41
Colombia40
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)32
Portugal27
Peru20
Israel18
Africa14
Hungary13
Viet Nam12
Finland10
Gulf Cooperation Council10
Turkey9
Morocco8
Macao8
Ecuador7
Ukraine7
Costa Rica7
Dominican Republic7
Kazakhstan6
Uruguay6
United Arab Emirates6
Africa5
Czech Republic5
Eurasia5
Egypt4
Croatia4
Panama4
Nicaragua4
Serbia3
Brunei3
Azerbaijan3
Lithuania2
Malta2
Albania2
Tunisia2
El Salvador2
Cyprus2
Slovenia2
Papua New Guinea2
Switzerland1
Guatemala1
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1
Romania1
Netherlands1

 

Where are the Research Centres of Ecolab Patents Located?

Research Centres of Ecolab Patents

10 Best Ecolab Patents

US7285255B2 is the most popular patent in the Ecolab portfolio. It has received 450 citations so far from companies like Sony, Samsung, and Lexmark.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7285255B2450
US6545047B2408
US6426701B1311
US6454003B1273
US6391102B1247
US6703040B2221
US6627657B1213
US6514556B2196
US6693069B2170
US6572789B1168

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 1007 Ecolab patents in 4524 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Ecolab patent portfolio are Procter & Gamble, Basf, and Nalco Company.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Ecolab –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Ecolab PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Procter & Gamble52200
Basf34111
Nalco Company2197
Kemira Oyj2050
Pnc Bank1858
Baker Hughes1746
Individual1626
Dow1528
Halliburton1430
Henkel1428

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Ecolab Patents

Top Ecolab Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7220358B213
US8783511B212
US7591099B212
US7980023B212
US6627657B111
US7569532B211
US6426701B111
US9189818B210
US8395515B210
US9486007B29
US8883012B29
US6696067B29
US8329630B28
US8999175B28
US7491366B28

What Percentage of Ecolab US Patent Applications were Granted?

Ecolab (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 3025 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 2266 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 83.03%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Ecolab?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Mckee Voorhees & Sease66391.22%
Ecolab Usa61178.40%
Barnes & Thornburg Ecolab20789.20%
Merchant & Gould Ecolab19591.53%
Nalco Company19280.73%
Merchant & Gould17277.91%
Leydig Voit & Mayer Ecolab Nalco14575.71%
Shumaker & Sieffert13583.19%
Ecolab Usa Inc Formerly With Iplm5296.15%
Fredrikson & Byron4584.21%

What are Ecolab key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Ecolab?

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

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

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Updated on December 21, 2022

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