Johnson Controls Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Johnson Controls has a total of 14642 patents globally, out of which 8112 have been granted. Of these 14642 patents, more than 34% patents are active. The United States of America is where Johnson Controls has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Germany. Parallelly, Germany seems to be the main focused R&D centre and Ireland is the origin country of Johnson Controls.

Johnson Controls was founded in the year 1885 by Warren S. Johnson. The company produces electronics and HVAC equipment. The Company offers HVAC equipment, building automation, security, fire detection, batteries and other related products, as well as building control systems, energy management and integrated facility management services and also serves customers worldwide. As of December 2022, the market cap of Johnson Controls is $ 43.43 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Johnson Controls have?

The founder Warren S. Johnson has 12 patents and CEO George Oliver has 36 patents.

How many patents does Johnson Controls have?

Johnson Controls has a total of 14642 patents globally. These patents belong to 4688 unique patent families. Out of 14642 patents, 5124 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Johnson Controls File Every Year?

Johnson Controls 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 GrantJohnson Controls Applications FiledJohnson Controls Patents Granted
2022126220
2021313420
2020420359
2019289387
2018361345
2017456402
2016409446
2015639405
2014586412
2013606409
2012639393
2011630430

How many Johnson Controls patents are Alive/Dead?

Johnson Controls Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Johnson Controls File in Different Countries?

Johnson Controls Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Johnson Controls Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America2215
Europe1925
Germany1819
China913
Japan909
Australia730
Canada653
Spain397
India381
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)349
Korea (South)326
Brazil282
United Kingdom232
France229
Austria218
Mexico191
Poland155
Israel91
Taiwan77
Singapore71
Russia67
Denmark67
Argentina59
New Zealand56
South Africa52
Chile45
Malaysia43
Norway32
Portugal31
Saudi Arabia23
Italy20
Peru20
Indonesia18
Colombia17
Viet Nam16
Czech Republic11
Turkey11
Philippines11
United Arab Emirates10
Hungary7
Slovakia4
Egypt4
Finland4
Eurasia4
Slovenia3
Sweden3
Croatia2
Ukraine2
Costa Rica2
Gulf Cooperation Council2
Mongolia2
Netherlands2
Iceland1
Montenegro1
Bulgaria1
Bolivia1

 

Where are the Research Centres of Johnson Controls Patents Located?

Research Centres of Johnson Controls Patents

10 Best Johnson Controls Patents

US20060049229A1 is the most popular patent in the Johnson Controls portfolio. It has received 1636 citations so far from companies like Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Tyco Healthcare Group, and Power Medical Interventions.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Johnson Controls:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20060049229A11636
US6450391B11375
US6354493B1595
US6507279B2569
US7084769B2451
US6652538B2388
US6673083B1378
US6504479B1376
US6451025B1301
US6695854B1295

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 843 Johnson Controls patents in 4458 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Johnson Controls patent portfolio are Sensormatic, Tyco Fire, and Walmart.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Johnson Controls –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Johnson Controls PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Sensormatic71188
Tyco Fire66154
Walmart3485
IBM3478
Covidien2150
Symbol1838
Robert Bosch1543
Ford1523
Samsung1477
Gm Global Technology1431

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Johnson Controls Patents

Top Johnson Controls Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8321302B252
US7084769B233
US6867799B220
US20100047682A119
US6791603B217
US8109104B216
US7956890B216
US20090111015A116
US20070282665A116
US9053506B212
US9184987B212
US8235732B212
US20060288713A112
US8833652B211
US7099748B211

What Percentage of Johnson Controls US Patent Applications were Granted?

Johnson Controls (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 2964 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 2033 has been granted leading to a grant rate of 80.17%.

Below are the key stats of Johnson Controls patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Johnson Controls?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Foley & Lardner145079.12%
Johnson Controls Fletcher73880.69%
Boardman & Clark24492.02%
Mcnees Wallace & Nurick10165.00%
Butzel Long5076.00%
Gentex Corporation Foley & Lardner4493.18%
The Dobrusin Law Firm3982.05%
Dickinson Wright Troy3369.70%
Mcglew & Tuttle3271.88%
Michael Best & Friedrich24100.00%

What are Johnson Controls key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Johnson Controls?

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

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

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Updated on December 22, 2022

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