Essilor Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Essilor has a total of 784 patents globally, out of which 497 have been granted. Of these 784 patents, more than 64% patents are active. China is where Essilor has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Germany and United States of America. Parallelly, China seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also France is the origin country of Essilor.

Essilor was founded in the year 1981. The Company manufactures and retails optical products. The Company offers photo-chromic, filtering, eye protecting and anti-reflective lenses and glasses.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Essilor have?

The CEO Paul du Saillant has 0 patent.

How many patents does Essilor have?

Essilor has a total of 784 patents globally. These patents belong to 364 unique patent families. Out of 784 patents, 506 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Essilor File Every Year?

Essilor Patent 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 GrantEssilor Applications FiledEssilor Patents Granted
20238
20222632
20213138
20203841
20191747
20186333
20174719
20162233
20155229
20146832
20134123
20124629

How many Essilor patents are Alive/Dead?

Essilor Patent Portfolio

 How Many Patents did Essilor File in Different Countries?

Essilor Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Essilor Filed Patents

CountryPatents
China219
Germany120
United States Of America108
Europe101
Austria26
Brazil24
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)21
Japan16
Canada16
India15
Spain12
Korea (South)10
Mexico7
Switzerland7
Italy7
France4
Singapore3
Portugal3
Poland3
New Zealand3
Australia2
Luxembourg2
Eurasia2
South Africa1
Israel1
United Kingdom1
Taiwan1
Indonesia1

Where are Research Centres of Essilor Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Essilor

 10 Best Essilor Patents

US7432912B2 is the most popular patent in the Essilor portfolio. It has received 81 citations so far from companies like Taylannas, Nokia and Tactus Technology.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7432912B281
US20050162512A171
US20090059038A159
US20070276657A141
DE102005010583A140
US6544102B238
WO2009135689A136
US20140176690A135
CN201222131Y34
US6749377B232

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 46 Essilor patents in 216 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Essilor patent portfolio are Schneider, Satisloh and Carl Zeiss Vision.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Essilor –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Essilor PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Schneider1325
Satisloh1030
Carl Zeiss Vision517
Hon Hai Precision Industry35
Freedom Scientific314
IBM23
Blackberry27
Canon23
Gas Sensing Solutions22
Fraunhofer Society22

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Essilor Patents

 Top Essilor Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8709588B28
US20050162512A17
US8913138B25
US9965974B25
US20090059038A15
US7278908B24
US8246424B23
US9321145B23
US20070276657A13
US11274361B23
US8616150B23
US6641466B23
US8905388B23
US6749377B23
US9289877B23

What are Essilor‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Essilor?

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

R&D Focus: How has Essilor‘s search focus changed over the years?

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