Intuitive Surgical Patents – Key Insights and Stats

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?

Intuitive Surgical 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 GrantIntuitive Surgical Applications FiledIntuitive Surgical Patents Granted
201130184
2012332121
2013471180
2014494186
2015788232
2016377273
2017688362
2018518436
2019630529
2020358638
2021257563
20224123

How many Intuitive Surgical patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Intuitive Surgical Patents Portfolio

Patent Families

Intuitive Surgical Patents

How Many Patents did Intuitive Surgical File in Different Countries?

Intuitive Surgical Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Intuitive Surgical Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America2624
Europe874
Japan791
China788
Korea (South)550
Germany424
Canada36
Australia29
Austria28
Brazil16
France12
Spain9
Israel9
Singapore4
United Kingdom3
Russia3
Norway1

Where are Research Centers of Intuitive Surgical Patents Located?

Research Centers of Intuitive Surgical Patents

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 NumberCitation Count
US6783524B23743
US6364888B12501
US7524320B22302
US7691098B22164
US7806891B22157
US20070135803A12118
US6436107B11910
US6817974B21893
US6491701B21769
US7824401B21627

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 –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Ethicon216
Olympus Corporation146
Covidien144
Philips96
Auris Health69
Boston Scientific Scimed68
Samsung35
Sony34
Verb Surgical34
Karl Storz Se29

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Intuitive Surgical Patents

Top Intuitive Surgical Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

PatentsCount of Rejected Applications
US7930065B253
US20070135803A146
US6817974B233
US8073528B230
US8398541B230
US7860555B229
US8004229B225
US8556807B221
US9962066B221
US9002518B219

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 FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Haynes And Boone50093.99%
Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations34684.43%
Jones Robb22697.18%
Artegis Law Group204100.00%
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner14994.62%
Alg Intellectual Property8193.94%
Intuitive Surgical Reavescoley7596.43%
Fish & Richardson72100.00%
Winthrop & Weinstine6890.32%
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton65100.00%

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What are Intuitive Surgical‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Intuitive Surgical?

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

R&D Focus: How Intuitive Surgical‘s search focus changed over the years?

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