James Hardie Patents – Key Insights and Stats

James Hardie has a total of 808 patents globally, out of which 342 have been granted. Of these 808 patents, more than 7% patents are active. Germany is where James Hardie has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Canada. Parallelly, Australia seems to be the main focused R&D centre and Ireland is the origin country of James Hardie.

James Hardie was founded in the year 1888. The Company manufactures building products for new home construction and remodelling. The Company’s products include fibre cement siding, backer board, and pipe. As of February 2023, the market cap of James Hardie is $9.4 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of James Hardie have?

The founder James white has 69 patents and CEO Aaron Erter has 1 patent.

How many patents does James Hardie have?

James Hardie has a total of 808 patents globally. These patents belong to 235 unique patent families. Out of 808 patents, 59 patents are active.

How Many Patents did James Hardie File Every Year?

James Hardie Patent Filling 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 GrantJames Hardie Applications FiledJames Hardie Patents Granted
20222
202123
201965
20182
201744
201592
201446
20137
20123
201136

How many James Hardie patents are Alive/Dead?

James Hardie Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did James Hardie File in Different Countries?

James Hardie Worldwide Patent Filling

Countries in which James Hardie Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Germany58
Europe52
Canada46
Mexico38
Malaysia38
Korea (South)38
United States Of America37
Philippines37
Chile36
Taiwan33
Australia33
Poland32
Argentina32
Brazil26
Austria24
Czech Republic24
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)24
Japan24
Singapore19
China19
Spain13
Norway11
Denmark8
Hungary6
Costa Rica6
New Zealand6
Panama3
Russia3
Turkey2
Portugal2
South Africa2
Netherlands1
United Kingdom1
Italy1

Where are Research Centres of James Hardie Patents Located?

R&D Centres of James Hardie

10 Best James Hardie Patents

WO2002070425A1 is the most popular patent in the James Hardie portfolio. It has received 151 citations so far from companies like Basf, Saint Gobain Mat Constr Sas and Construction Research & Technology.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of James Hardie:

Publication NumberCitation Count
WO2002070425A1151
US20030089061A1111
US7197644B285
WO2004018090A167
US20030046891A162
US20050284339A161
WO2002031287A152
US7021018B249
US20030000424A146
WO2005071179A145

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 19 James Hardie patents in 83 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the James Hardie patent portfolio are Bmi Group, Construction Research & Technology and United States Gypsum Company.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing James Hardie –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing James Hardie PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Bmi Group26
Construction Research & Technology24
United States Gypsum Company22
United Services Automobile Association12
Monier Technical Centre15
Inventive Resources14
Composite Foam Material Technology11
Samsung11
Comptoir Du Batiment11
International Paper Company13

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on James Hardie Patents

Top James Hardie Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20050284339A17
US20040052520A15
US20030089061A13
US20050134045A13
US7197644B23
US20030146539A12
US6860181B22
US20070131145A12
US20020169271A12
US7021018B21
US20030046891A11
US20020179219A11
US20040202810A11
US6904235B21
US20080202389A11

What Percentage of James Hardie US Patent Applications were Granted?

James Hardie (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 29 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 28 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 96.55%.

Below are the key stats of James Hardie patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for James Hardie?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Richard L Myers1291.67%
Gordon L Peterson11100.00%
Richard L Meyers1100.00%
Stout Uxa & Buyan1100.00%

What are James Hardie key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by James Hardie?

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

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

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