Itochu Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Itochu has a total of 3680 patents globally, out of which 1795 have been granted. Of these 3680 patents, more than 16% patents are active. Japan is where Itochu has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and China. Parallelly, Japan seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Itochu.

Itochu was founded in the year 1858. The company is a general trading firm which handles textiles, wood, machinery, metals, food, chemicals, construction materials, commodities, and energy related products such as oil and gas. The Company operates around the world. Itochu diversifies by operating in satellite communication and data communication businesses. As of December 2022, the market cap of Itochu is $ 44.66 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Itochu have?

The founder Chubei Itoh has 0 patent and CEO Masahiro Okafuji has 0 patent.

How many patents does Itochu have?

Itochu has a total of 3680 patents globally. These patents belong to 2807 unique patent families. Out of 3680 patents, 617 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Itochu File Every Year?

Itochu 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 GrantItochu Applications FiledItochu Patents Granted
2022735
20211944
20204828
20194434
20185263
20174648
20167152
20157853
201410597
201311980
201214784
201113482

How many Itochu patents are Alive/Dead?

Itochu Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Itochu File in Different Countries?

Itochu Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Itochu Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Japan2516
United States Of America189
China151
Europe118
Taiwan96
Korea (South)85
Germany53
Canada42
Australia36
Europe25
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)20
India18
United Kingdom16
Singapore14
Austria12
France10
Malaysia10
Spain9
Brazil8
Indonesia8
Mexico7
Norway5
Denmark4
Poland4
Israel3
Italy3
Philippines3
South Africa3
Uruguay2
Slovenia2
Russia2
New Zealand2
Portugal2
Lithuania1
Croatia1
Viet Nam1
Malta1
Brunei1
Hungary1
Finland1
Panama1
Albania1
Peru1
Turkey1
Serbia1

 

Where are the Research Centres of Itochu Patents Located?

Research Centres of Itochu Patents

10 Best Itochu Patents

JP2006171336A is the most popular patent in the Itochu portfolio. It has received 147 citations so far from companies like Takiron, Samsung, and Kuraray.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
JP2006171336A147
WO2005104141A1120
US20060173542A1101
JP2007112133A99
JP2003119367A80
JP2003210831A77
JP2006116769A76
JP2006035771A75
JP2007229989A70
JP2002160129A65

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO used 61 Itochu patents in 472 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Itochu patent portfolio are Hon Hai Precision Industry, Robert Bosch and 3M.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Itochu –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Itochu PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Hon Hai Precision Industry510
Robert Bosch511
3M517
Samsung819
Sharp44
Toyo Advanced Technologies49
Osaka University47
Leland Stanford Junior University38
Panasonic312
Flooring Industries Limited33

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Itochu Patents

Top Itochu Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7645058B218
US7956287B211
US8088635B29
US20110037091A18
US8928281B28
US20020192412A17
US6963451B27
US20060093802A17
US20050175818A17
US7332242B27
US7999277B26
US20060173542A16
US8435287B26
US20090122575A15
US10732229B25

What Percentage of Itochu US Patent Applications were Granted?

Itochu (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 34 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 21 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 63.64%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Itochu?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Apex Juris Pllc757.14%
William H Bollman6100.00%
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Llp366.67%
Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch Llp2100.00%
Frost Brown Todd Llc2100.00%
Gibson R Yungblut2100.00%
Studebaker & Brackett Pc20.00%
Alston & Bird Llp10.00%
Bachman & Lapointe Pc10.00%
C O Frost & Jacobs1100.00%

What are Itochu key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Itochu?

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

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

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Updated on December 12, 2022

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