Invacare Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Invacare has a total of 1602 patents globally, out of which 1083 have been granted. Of these 1602 patents, more than 39% patents are active. The United States of America is where Invacare 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 centre and also is the origin country of Invacare.

Merit Medical was founded in 1885. Invacare Corporation manufactures and distributes healthcare products to the non-acute care market on a worldwide basis. The Company distributes its products to home care, mass retail, and institutional customers. Invacare provides items such as respiratory products, home care beds, diabetic supplies, nursing home furniture, and manual and powered wheelchairs. As of October 2022, Invacare has a market cap of $30.104 Million.

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

How many patents does Invacare have?

Invacare has a total of 1602 patents globally. These patents belong to 490 unique patent families. Out of 1602 patents, 626 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Invacare File Every Year?

Invacare 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 GrantInvacare Applications FiledInvacare Patents Granted
201113087
2012130100
20139384
201456125
201531101
20161265
2017645
20181238
2019528
20201411
20213016
20224

How many Invacare patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Invacare Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Invacare File in Different Countries?

Invacare Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Invacare Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America351
Europe255
Germany183
Canada178
Australia150
New Zealand61
Denmark51
Austria42
China37
United Kingdom31
Spain25
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)23
Norway21
Portugal15
Japan10
Switzerland6
Sweden3
Poland2
France2
Mexico1
Singapore1
Colombia1
Korea (South)1

Where are Research Centers of Invacare Patents Located?

Research Centers of Invacare Patents

10 Best Invacare Patents

US6460641B1 is the most popular patent in the Invacare portfolio. It has received 187 citations so far from companies like Sony Corp, Pride Mobility Products, and Sunrise Medical.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6460641B1187
US6554086B1181
US7290546B2140
US7040429B2135
US6851711B2123
US20100036333A1118
US7152598B2112
US20100274205A1108
US6990980B2103
US7722700B296

Which Companies are using Invacare 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 Invacare patent portfolio are Philips, Pnc Bank National Association, and Resmed.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Philips15
Pnc Bank National Association10
Resmed Pty Ltd8
M&T Bank6
Sunrise Medical Llc5
Medline Industries5
Robert Bosch Gmbh4
Fisher And Paykel Healthcare Ltd4
Delaware Trust Company Agent4
Stryker Corporation4

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Invacare Patents

Top Invacare Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20100274205A116
US7621274B212
US7520518B27
US7689010B27
US7290546B27
US8256048B27
US20080078384A16
US20080066751A16
US8261742B25
US20060012148A15
US6615937B25
US7152598B25
US8028698B24
US6554086B14
US6997082B24

What Percentage of Invacare US Patent Applications were Granted?

Invacare (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 274 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 194 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 78.23%.

Below are the key stats of Invacare patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Invacare?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Calfee Halter & Griswold25879.83%
Merchant & Gould Pc20.00%
Hudak And Shunk Co20.00%
Thomas E Kocovsky2100.00%
Christopher B Fagan10.00%
Fay & Sharpe1100.00%
Hauptman Ham1100.00%
Laura F Shunk10.00%
Macmillan Sobanski & Todd1100.00%
Ned Pejic10.00%

What are Invacare key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Invacare?

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

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

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