Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Kobayashi Pharmaceutical has a total of 5870 patents globally, out of which 3891 have been granted. Of these 5870 patents, more than 58% patents are active. Japan is where Kobayashi Pharmaceutical has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Taiwan. Parallelly, Japan seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Kobayashi Pharmaceutical.

Kobayashi Pharmaceutical was founded in the year 1919. The Company manufactures and wholesales pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. The Company also develops and manufactures fragrances, deodorant, sanitary products and ointment for stiff shoulders, as well as exports to Southeast Asia and the US. As of March 2023, the market cap of Kobayashi Pharmaceutical is $4.81 Billion.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Kobayashi Pharmaceutical have?

The CEO Akihiro Kobayashi has 15 patents.

How many patents does Kobayashi Pharmaceutical have?

Kobayashi Pharmaceutical has a total of 5870 patents globally. These patents belong to 4371 unique patent families. Out of 5870 patents, 3411 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Kobayashi Pharmaceutical File Every Year?

Kobayashi Pharmaceutical 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 GrantKobayashi Pharmaceutical Applications FiledKobayashi Pharmaceutical Patents Granted
202332
202293329
2021280359
2020426261
2019518222
2018500177
2017322144
2016352216
2015329215
2014216219
2013206219
2012207203

How many Kobayashi Pharmaceutical patents are Alive/Dead?

Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Kobayashi Pharmaceutical File in Different Countries?

Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Worldwide Patent Filling

Countries in which Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Japan4138
China296
Taiwan221
United States Of America123
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)98
Europe59
Korea (South)44
United Kingdom40
Australia39
Singapore34
Indonesia24
Malaysia22
Viet Nam20
Thailand17
Germany17
Philippines15
Canada13
Macao10
New Zealand3
United Arab Emirates2
Saudi Arabia1

Where are Research Centres of Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Patents Located?

R&D Cebters of Kobayashi Pharmaceutical

10 Best Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Patents

US20040157954A1 is the most popular patent in the Kobayashi Pharmaceutical portfolio. It has received 49 citations so far from companies like Depuy Spine, Mitsui Chemicals and Heraeus Medical.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Kobayashi Pharmaceutical:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20040157954A149
WO2007100104A147
JP2005104924A42
JP2004230127A41
JP2003113059A37
USD630759S136
USD627078S127
USD655821S127
USD627896S127
USD627076S126

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 14 Kobayashi Pharmaceutical patents in 29 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Kobayashi Pharmaceutical patent portfolio are Kao Corporation, The Hong Kong Research Institute Of Textiles and Individual.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Kobayashi Pharmaceutical –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Kobayashi Pharmaceutical PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Kao Corporation23
The Hong Kong Research Institute Of Textiles23
Individual22
Cool Flash11
Caster12
Rechargeable Battery Corporation12
Ebb Therapeutics12
West Rock Shared Services12
Heraeus Medical11
Paratus Diagnostics11

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Patents

Top Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6524612B24
US9056968B22
US9920954B22
US20090125086A12
US9334080B21
US6919081B11
US6585974B11
US10695215B21
US20040157954A11
US9945584B21
US20060286616A11
US10980665B21
US10195074B21
US20090142321A11

What Percentage of Kobayashi Pharmaceutical US Patent Applications were Granted?

Kobayashi Pharmaceutical (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 86 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 44 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 74.58%.

Below are the key stats of Kobayashi Pharmaceutical patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Kobayashi Pharmaceutical?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Kratz Quintos & Hanson2683.33%
Locke Lord1558.33%
Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch12100.00%
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear980.00%
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks4100.00%
Koda & Androlia333.33%
Greenblum & Bernstein20.00%
Hamre Schumann Mueller & Larson2100.00%
Mh2 Technology Law Group20%
Morgan Lewis & Bockius20%

What are Kobayashi Pharmaceutical key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Kobayashi Pharmaceutical?

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

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

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