Ferguson Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Ferguson has a total of 127 patents globally, out of which 114 have been granted. Of these 127 patents, more than 37% patents are active. The United States of America is where Ferguson has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and France. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and the United Kingdom is the origin country of Ferguson.

Ferguson was founded in the year 1887 by Frederick York Wolseley. The company distributes HVAC and industrial supplies. The Company offers products for heating and ventilation, fabrication, facilities supply and residential construction. As of February 2023, the market cap of Ferguson is $ 30.51 Billion.

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

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

The founder Frederick York Wolseley has 0 patent and CEO Kevin Murphy has 36 patents.

How many patents does Ferguson have?

Ferguson has a total of 127 patents globally. These patents belong to 112 unique patent families. Out of 127 patents, 48 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Ferguson File Every Year?

Ferguson 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 GrantFerguson Applications FiledFerguson Patents Granted

How many Ferguson patents are Alive/Dead?

Ferguson  Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Ferguson File in Different Countries?

Ferguson Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Ferguson Filed Patents

United States Of America89
United Kingdom6

Where are Research Centres of Ferguson Patents Located?

Research Centres of Ferguson Patents

10 Best Ferguson Patents

US6601604B1 is the most popular patent in the Ferguson portfolio. It has received 57 citations so far from companies like Allergan, Apollo Endosurgery and Agf Manufacturing.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 7 Ferguson patents in 29 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Ferguson patent portfolio are Pro Form Products, Agf Manufacturing and Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Ferguson –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Ferguson PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Pro Form Products22
Agf Manufacturing26
Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho11
Yatin Bath11
Globe Fire Sprinkler11
Au Optronics12
Nova Wildcat Amerock11
Bemis Manufacturing11
Ubs Ag14

What are Ferguson key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Ferguson?

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

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


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