Fortive Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Fortive has a total of 5616 patents globally, out of which 3486 have been granted. Of these 5616 patents, more than 47% patents are active. The United States of America is where Fortive has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Germany. Parallelly, The United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also USA is the origin country of Fortive.

Fortive was founded in 2016. The Company operates as a diversified industrial growth company also focuses on professional instrumentation, automation, sensing, and transportation technologies. Fortive serves customers worldwide.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Fortive have?

The Founder and CEO Jim Lico have 0 patents.

How many patents does Fortive have?

Fortive has a total of 5616 patents globally. These patents belong to 2148 unique patent families. Out of 5616 patents, 2649 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Fortive File Every Year?

Fortive 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 GrantFortive Applications FiledFortive Patents Granted
20235
202245133
2021115220
2020147247
2019247242
2018253255
2017310196
2016281220
2015275173
2014420174
2013371188
2012244171
2011261170

How many Fortive patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Fortive Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Fortive File in Different Countries?

Fortive Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Fortive Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1800
Europe944
Germany640
China378
Japan354
United Kingdom180
Canada145
Australia135
Taiwan114
Austria83
India76
Brazil61
Korea (South)58
Spain34
Mexico34
France28
Italy23
Russia21
Malaysia18
New Zealand17
Singapore12
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)10
Denmark9
Philippines6
Norway5
Eurasia5
South Africa3
Sweden2
Portugal2
Israel2
Finland2
Argentina2
Poland2
Gulf Cooperation Council1
Chile1
Morocco1
Colombia1
Switzerland1
Turkey1

Where are the Research Centers of Fortive Patents Located?

Research Centers of Fortive Patents

10 Best Fortive Patents

US6574603B1 is the most popular patent in the Fortive portfolio. It has received 372 citations so far from companies like Adidas, Toyota and Ford.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6574603B1372
US6422464B1327
US6535726B1302
US20030158897A1243
US6501435B1236
US6970924B1230
US20110238511A1207
US6354011B1206
US6462663B1204
US6789733B2200

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 610 Fortive patents in 2898 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Fortive patent portfolio are Teledyne FLIR, Wayne Fueling Systems, and IBM.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Fortive –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Fortive PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Teledyne FLIR3374
Wayne Fueling Systems2980
IBM2251
General Electric1751
Samsung Electronics1736
Honeywell1424
Sony Corporation1534
Manufacturing Resources International Inc1124
Franklin Fueling Systems Llc1027
Panasonic1015

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Fortive Patents

Top Fortive Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7877235B219
US20130246171A119
US8342407B217
US7535002B217
US6493440B215
US7440871B211
US20040182921A111
US8822924B210
US8032414B210
US8531562B210
US7538326B210
US7924312B210
US20090084840A110
US8599264B29
US7948376B29

What are Fortive key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Fortive?

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

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

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Updated on January 23, 2023

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