FLIR Systems Patents – Key Insights and Stats

FLIR Systems has a total of 1918 patents globally, out of which 1103 have been granted. Of these 1918 patents, more than 45% patents are active. The United States of America is where FLIR Systems has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Europe. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of FLIR Systems.

FLIR Systems is a subpart of Teledyne Technologies was founded in 1978 by Mark Terrell. FLIR Systems designs, manufactures, and markets thermal imaging and broadcast camera systems for a variety of applications in the commercial and government markets. The Company makes products for condition monitoring, research and development, airborne observation and broadcast, search and rescue, and surveillance and reconnaissance.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of FLIR Systems have?

The Founder Mark Terrell has 0 patents and CEO James Cannon has 0 patents.

How many patents does FLIR Systems have?

FLIR Systems has a total of 1918 patents globally. These patents belong to 830 unique patent families. Out of 1918 patents, 865 patents are active.

How Many Patents did FLIR Systems File Every Year?

FLIR Systems 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 GrantFLIR Systems Applications FiledFLIR Systems Patents Granted
201110553
201213276
201317160
20149169
201510286
20168880
20179361
201810791
20198267
20205379
20216966
2022318

How many FLIR Systems patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

FLIR Systems Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did FLIR Systems File in Different Countries?

FLIR Systems Worldwide Patents

Countries in which FLIR Systems Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America684
China247
Europe186
United Kingdom87
Germany85
Canada66
Israel44
Japan34
Australia29
Korea (South)22
Taiwan11
Norway10
Austria7
Belgium6
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)5
Russia4
Brazil3
Denmark2
South Africa2
Italy2
Sweden2
New Zealand1
Singapore1

Where are Research Centers of FLIR Systems Patents Located?

Research Centers of FLIR Systems Patents

10 Best FLIR Systems Patents

US6887710B2 is the most popular patent in the FLIR Systems portfolio. It has received 696 citations so far from companies like Ethicon Llc, Cilag Gmbh International, and Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of FLIR Systems:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6887710B2696
US6615885B1309
US6431296B1285
US7008559B2241
US6668951B2241
US7606484B1211
US6860206B1202
US6469664B1197
US6662889B2180
US7117067B2178

Which Companies are using FLIR Systems Patents to Advance their Research?

If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.

The top citing companies in the FLIR Systems patent portfolio are Boeing, DJI, and Elwha Llc.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Boeing17
DJI16
Elwha Llc16
Samsung Electronics13
Omnivision Technologies11
Ams Sensors Singapore11
Sony Corporation10
Lockheed Martin9
Intel9
IBM8

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on FLIR Systems Patents

Top FLIR Systems Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8521339B243
US9841761B232
US8180507B223
US8244469B221
US20070218049A121
US8322648B219
US8255092B217
US10839336B215
US8375838B215
US8843244B215
US8326469B214
US9283674B213
US7008559B213
US8108092B213
US8049806B212

What Percentage of FLIR Systems US Patent Applications were Granted?

FLIR Systems (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 444 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 386 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 90.19%.

Below are the key stats of FLIR Systems patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for FLIR Systems?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Teledyne Technologies Inc35393.31%
Kolisch Hartwell2672.00%
Mcafee & Taft1558.33%
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks11100.00%
Haynes And Boone Llp475.00%
James R Abney4100.00%
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox4100.00%
Chris Lewis Esq366.67%
James P Broder3100.00%
Dickinson Wright2100.00%

What are FLIR Systems key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by FLIR Systems?

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

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

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