Intuitive Surgical has a total of 7015 patents globally, out of which 4016 have been granted. Of these 7015 patents, more than 78% patents are active. United States Of America is where Intuitive Surgical has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Japan. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Intuitive Surgical.
Intuitive Surgical was founded in 1995 by Frederic Moll. Intuitive Surgical design, manufactures, and markets surgical systems. The Company offers endoscopes, endoscopic retractors and disectors, scissors, scalpels, forceps, needle holders, electrocautery, ultrasonic cutters, and accessories during surgical procedures. Intuitive Surgical operates worldwide. As of March 2022 Intuitive Surgical has a market cap of $98.73 Billion.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of Intuitive Surgical which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Intuitive Surgical patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Intuitive Surgical patent portfolio.
How many patents does the CEO of Intuitive Surgical have?
The CEO, Gary S Guthart has 12 patents.
How many patents does Intuitive Surgical have?
Intuitive Surgical has a total of 7015 patents globally. These patents belong to 1484 unique patent families. Out of 7015 patents, 5474 patents are active.
How Many Patents did Intuitive Surgical 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||Intuitive Surgical Applications Filed||Intuitive Surgical Patents Granted|
How many Intuitive Surgical patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Intuitive Surgical File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Intuitive Surgical Filed Patents
|United States Of America||2624|
Where are Research Centers of Intuitive Surgical Patents Located?
10 Best Intuitive Surgical Patents
US6783524B2 is the most popular patent in the Intuitive Surgical portfolio. It has received 3743 citations so far from companies like Tyco Healthcare Group Lp and Hansen Medical Inc.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Intuitive Surgical:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
Which Companies are using Intuitive Surgical 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 Qualcomm patent portfolio are Ethicon, Olympus Corporation and Covidien.
List of the top forward citing Companies –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Boston Scientific Scimed||68|
|Karl Storz Se||29|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Intuitive Surgical Patents
Top Intuitive Surgical Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patents||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of Intuitive Surgical US Patent Applications were Granted?
Intuitive Surgical (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 2220 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1411 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 90.04%.
Below are the key stats of Intuitive Surgical patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Intuitive Surgical?
|Law Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Haynes And Boone||500||93.99%|
|Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations||346||84.43%|
|Artegis Law Group||204||100.00%|
|Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner||149||94.62%|
|Alg Intellectual Property||81||93.94%|
|Intuitive Surgical Reavescoley||75||96.43%|
|Fish & Richardson||72||100.00%|
|Winthrop & Weinstine||68||90.32%|
|Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton||65||100.00%|
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