Getinge Patents – Insights and Stats (Updated 2024)

Getinge has a total of 4112 patents globally, out of which 2579 have been granted. Of these 4112 patents, more than 34% patents are active. The United States is where Getinge has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Europe (EPO). Parallelly, China seems to be the main focused R&D center of Getinge and Sweden is the origin country of the firm.

Getinge was founded in the year 1904 by Olander Larsson. The is a medical technology company engaged in the designing, development and marketing of equipment and instruments in the areas related to surgery, infection control, intensive care, care ergonomics and wound care.

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

How many patents does Getinge have?

Getinge has a total of 4112 patents globally. These patents belong to 1340 unique patent families. Out of 4112 patents, 1419 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Getinge File Every Year?

Getinge 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 GrantGetinge Applications FiledGetinge Patents Granted
20243
20231877
20224490
20215599
202097153
2019110174
2018167142
2017121133
2016190151
2015194168
2014230164
2013311135
201222388
2011181110

How many Getinge patents are Alive/Dead?

Getinge Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Getinge File in Different Countries?

Getinge Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Getinge Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America986
China616
Europe515
Germany362
Japan293
Austria228
United Kingdom137
Australia113
France79
Canada65
Spain60
India49
Brazil46
Denmark30
Taiwan25
Sweden23
Korea (South)23
Italy20
Singapore10
South Africa9
Malaysia8
Poland6
Netherlands5
Slovenia5
Switzerland4
Saudi Arabia4
Turkey4
Russia4
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)4
Israel2
Norway2
Hungary2
Slovakia2
Ireland1
Argentina1
Portugal1
Croatia1

Where are Research Centres of Getinge Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Getinge

What Technologies are covered by Getinge Patents?

Getinge Patent Technology Area

Getinge, a global medical technology company with specilization in healthcare solutions, has actively explored a wide range of technology categories within the industry. From innovations in infection control, surgical workflows and patient care, Getinge has delved into various technological domains. Let’s examine the diverse technology areas that Getinge has embraced:

Getinge has filed the maximum patents in the Medical Devices domain. This category includes patents related to variuos medical equipments and tools such as medical trolley, medical pendant, catherers and stretchers.

Surgical Instruments includes patents related to tools and processes required during performing surgery such as organ manipulator, needle, surgical clips and surgical scissors.

This is followed by Mechanical Tools and Equipment which include patents relevant to screws, calipers, medical crane, connectors, latches, hinges and joints which are used in assembling various medical and surgical tools and equipments.

Apart from these, Getinge has filed patents related to Polymer Engineering such as CA2131902C which explains preparation of porous articles with diverse pore distribution through extrusion from a billet with varying lubricant distribution. This is achieved by extruding a single-polymer polytetrafluoroethylene, followed by stretching and sintering to produce a porous PTFE structure with interconnected fibers and nodes.

Metal Fabrication domain includes patents describing methodology for preparation of metal foam such as DE202004018594U1 which explains lightweight construction comprising of aluminum sandwich panels which are joined together via a connecting element.

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

Getinge Technology protected in different countries

R&D Focus: How Getinge’s Research Focus Changed Over the Years?

Getinge Technology through the years

10 Best Getinge Patents

US6663641B1 is the most popular patent in the Getinge portfolio. It has received 1584 citations so far from companies like Covidien Lp, Global Pathogen Solutions, and Ethicon Endo-Surgery.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6663641B11584
US6346077B11503
US7918848B21498
US7992757B21325
US20020087151A1612
US20040102804A1597
US9375218B2574
US7022100B1564
US9402679B2544
US6471696B1511

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 437 Getinge patents in 2233 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Getinge patent portfolio are Covidien, Koninklijke Philips Nv and Drägerwerk.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Getinge –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Getinge PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Covidien74184
Koninklijke Philips Nv2249
Drägerwerk2053
Olympus Corporation1842
Atricure1752
Lutonix1627
Abiomed Inc1644
Cilag Gmbh1531
General Electric Company1540
Cook Medical Technologies Llc1227

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Getinge Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Getinge

Top Getinge Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8197472B237
US7918848B220
US20060067977A119
US8932208B217
US20020087151A112
US20040102804A112
US20070203480A112
US7025718B211
US20060271032A111
US7526342B210
US20030163128A110
US6471696B19
US6926662B19
US8256419B28
US6758808B28

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