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?
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||Essilor Applications Filed||Essilor Patents Granted|
How many Essilor patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Essilor File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Essilor Filed Patents
|United States Of America||108|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||21|
Where are Research Centres of Essilor Patents Located?
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 Number||Citation Count|
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 –
|Company||Number of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Essilor Patents||Number of Rejections (102 & 103)|
|Carl Zeiss Vision||5||17|
|Hon Hai Precision Industry||3||5|
|Gas Sensing Solutions||2||2|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Essilor Patents
Top Essilor Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What are Essilor‘s key innovation segments?
What Technologies are Covered by Essilor?
The chart below distributes patents filed by Essilor