Johnson & Johnson Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Johnson & Johnson has a total of 108258 patents globally, out of which 59801 have been granted. Of these 108258 patents, more than 68% patents are active. United States of America is where Johnson & Johnson has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Japan. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Johnson & Johnson.

Johnson & Johnson was founded in the year 1886. The Company manufactures medical supplies. The Company provides consumer health and pharmaceutical products, and medical devices.

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

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

The founders James Wood Johnson has 0 patent, Robert Wood Johnson has 0 patent and Edward Mead Johnson has 3 patent and CEO Joaquin Duato has 0 patent.

How many patents does Johnson & Johnson have?

Johnson & Johnson has a total of 108258 patents globally. These patents belong to 19205 unique patent families. Out of 108258 patents, 74003 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Johnson & Johnson File Every Year?

Johnson & Johnson Patent 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 & Johnson Applications FiledJohnson & Johnson Patents Granted
20239634680
202242925543
202161286462
202080406121
201981756055
201896405978
201788745587
201674384944
201578134829
201490564857
201379534745

How many Johnson & Johnson patents are Alive/Dead?

Johnson & Johnson Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Johnson & Johnson File in Different Countries?

Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Johnson & Johnson Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America19582
Europe10494
Japan8453
China6481
Australia5728
Germany5125
Canada4936
Brazil4769
Austria4766
India4462
Israel2739
Korea (South)2428
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)2077
Mexico1987
Spain1684
Russia1605
United Kingdom1407
Taiwan1325
Singapore1135
South Africa743
Italy685
Poland680
Denmark600
New Zealand582
Eurasia548
Philippines466
Indonesia411
Malaysia399
Argentina387
Chile363
Cyprus335
Viet Nam324
Norway323
Portugal311
Hungary295
Croatia263
Slovenia257
Malta226
Colombia190
Slovakia179
Lithuania177
Estonia170
Albania170
Serbia166
Jordan152
Peru140
Africa138
Costa Rica110
Ukraine109
Uruguay92
Montenegro91
Saudi Arabia79
Ecuador77
Nicaragua76
Gulf Cooperation Council73
Africa65
Morocco62
Tunisia57
Pakistan50
Macao46
Panama40
Turkey39
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia31
Republic of Moldova26
Kenya25
Dominican Republic21
Guatemala18
San Marino18
Honduras13
Switzerland12
Czech Republic11
Lebanon10
Luxembourg10
United Arab Emirates9
El Salvador9
Georgia8
Uzbekistan6
Netherlands6
Belgium6
Bulgaria6
Egypt4
Thailand4
Finland3
Cuba3
Iceland3
Brunei3
France2
Trinidad and Tobago2
Mongolia2
Bosnia and Herzegovina1
Kyrgyzstan1

Where are Research Centres of Johnson & Johnson Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Johnson & Johnson

10 Best Johnson & Johnson Patents

US20140263552A1 is the most popular patent in the Johnson & Johnson portfolio. It has received 4286 citations so far from companies like Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., Covidien Lp and Cilag Gmbh International.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20140263552A14286
US8393514B23902
US9072535B23722
US20140263541A13619
US8608045B23549
US8561870B23199
US8733613B22970
US9345481B22943
US20140246475A12792
US9101358B22696

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 4129 Johnson & Johnson patents in 20097 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Johnson & Johnson patent portfolio are Covidien, Biosense Webster and Depuy Synthes Products.

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

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Johnson & Johnson PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Covidien7451759
Biosense Webster3521088
Depuy Synthes Products261683
Boston Scientific Scimed160376
Intuitive Surgical Operations159341
Globus Medical157454
Olympus Corporation132246
Warsaw Orthopedic102246
Auris Health100258
Acclarent87254

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

 Top Johnson & Johnson Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9186046B273
US20140081659A156
US9301769B238
US8394084B238
US8377044B233
US8828053B225
US8574268B224
US8857983B221
US10376314B221
US9044261B220
US9192419B219
US8641766B219
US8845625B219
US8485970B219
US9554817B218

What Percentage of Johnson & Johnson US Patent Applications were Granted?

Johnson & Johnson (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1761 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1362 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 83.15%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Johnson & Johnson?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Jake D Feldman49398.77%
David A Lane Jr47354.98%
Audley A Ciamporcero Jr16493.13%
Leonard P Prusak7494.59%
Robert L Minier7392.96%
Fay Sharpe Llp2885.71%
Ip Practice Group2892.86%
Foley & Lardner Llp2584.00%
Johnson & Johnson23100.00%
Wood Phillips Katz Clark & Mortimer2090.00%

What are Johnson & Johnson key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Johnson & Johnson?

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

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

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