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?
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||Itochu Applications Filed||Itochu Patents Granted|
How many Itochu patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Itochu File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Itochu Filed Patents
|United States Of America||189|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||20|
Where are the Research Centres of Itochu Patents Located?
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 Number||Citation Count|
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 –
|Company||Number of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Itochu Patents||Number of Rejections (102 & 103)|
|Hon Hai Precision Industry||5||10|
|Toyo Advanced Technologies||4||9|
|Leland Stanford Junior University||3||8|
|Flooring Industries Limited||3||3|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Itochu Patents
Top Itochu Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
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 Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Apex Juris Pllc||7||57.14%|
|William H Bollman||6||100.00%|
|Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Llp||3||66.67%|
|Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch Llp||2||100.00%|
|Frost Brown Todd Llc||2||100.00%|
|Gibson R Yungblut||2||100.00%|
|Studebaker & Brackett Pc||2||0.00%|
|Alston & Bird Llp||1||0.00%|
|Bachman & Lapointe Pc||1||0.00%|
|C O Frost & Jacobs||1||100.00%|