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?
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||Invacare Applications Filed||Invacare Patents Granted|
How many Invacare patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Invacare File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Invacare Filed Patents
|United States Of America||351|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||23|
Where are Research Centers of Invacare Patents Located?
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 Number||Citation Count|
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 –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Pnc Bank National Association||10|
|Resmed Pty Ltd||8|
|Sunrise Medical Llc||5|
|Robert Bosch Gmbh||4|
|Fisher And Paykel Healthcare Ltd||4|
|Delaware Trust Company Agent||4|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Invacare Patents
Top Invacare Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
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 Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Calfee Halter & Griswold||258||79.83%|
|Merchant & Gould Pc||2||0.00%|
|Hudak And Shunk Co||2||0.00%|
|Thomas E Kocovsky||2||100.00%|
|Christopher B Fagan||1||0.00%|
|Fay & Sharpe||1||100.00%|
|Laura F Shunk||1||0.00%|
|Macmillan Sobanski & Todd||1||100.00%|