Linde Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Linde has a total of 25317 patents globally, out of which 11522 have been granted. Of these 25317 patents, more than 73% patents are active. Germany is where Linde has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Europe, it has generated an annual revenue of $27.243 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, Germany seems to be the main focused R&D center and is the origin country of Linde.

Linde, headquartered in United Kingdom, is a global multinational chemical business that specialises in manufacturing and distribution of atmospheric gases. As of February 2022, Linde has a market cap of $157.86 Billion.

It is the world’s largest industrial gas company by market share and revenue. Healthcare, petroleum refining, manufacturing, food, beverage carbonation, fibre optics, steel production, aerospace, chemicals, electronics, and water treatment are among the industries it supports.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Linde have?

The founder, Carl von Linde has 17 patents. The CEO, Steve Angel has 0 patents.

How many patents does Linde have?

Linde has a total of 25317 patents globally. These patents belong to 12285 unique patent families. Out of 25317 patents, 18508 patents are active.

How many Linde patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Linde Patents Portfolio

Patent Families

Linde Patents

How Many Patents did Linde File Every Year?

Linde 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 GrantLinde Applications FiledLinde Patents Granted
201110231063
201211741095
201311671102
201413771262
201513001284
201612941488
201711881611
20189941541
20197621439
20205961241
20211891310
202294

How Many Patents did Linde File in Different Countries?

Linde Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Linde Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Germany3885
China2868
Europe2842
United States Of America2685
Japan1169
India1049
Canada928
Korea (South)878
Brazil708
Australia705
Spain561
Mexico526
United Kingdom488
Russia449
Taiwan431
Malaysia339
Singapore290
Thailand286
South Africa257
Austria226
France188
Poland154
Turkey153
Indonesia144
Norway118
Gulf Cooperation Council94
Denmark78
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)75
Argentina75
Philippines71
Sweden66
Israel51
Hungary50
Eurasian Patent Organization49
New Zealand44
Portugal44
Finland30
Viet Nam27
Czech Republic26
Ukraine24
Chile18
Italy18
Netherlands16
Slovakia13
Republic of Dominica12
Peru10
Romania10
Colombia9
Saudi Arabia6
Morocco5
Belgium5
Estonia4
Cyprus4
Tunisia3
Ireland3
Costa Rica3
Slovenia3
Algeria3
Belarus2
Serbia2
Kazakhstan2
Bulgaria2
Lithuania2
Republic of Moldova1
African Intellectual Property Organization1
Panama1
Guatemala1
El Salvador1
African Regional Industrial Property Organization1
Ecuador1
Iceland1
Switzerland1
Croatia1
Egypt1

Where are Research Centres of Linde Patents Located?

Research Centres of Linde Patents

10 Best Linde Patents

US11136238B2 is the most popular patent in the Linde portfolio. It has received 364 citations so far from companies like Philips Corp, Thompson Prod Inc, and General Electric Company.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of LINDE:

Publication NumberCount of Citing Patents
US11136238B2364
US11052353B2356
US10822234B2344
US10118823B2344
US9969645B2328
US9789445B2322
US9453644B2293
US9452401B2292
US9452388B2289
US7160566B2233

Which Companies are using Linde Patents to Advance their Research?

The top citing companies in the Linde patent portfolio are Air Liquide, Applied Materials and St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Air Liquide153
Applied Materials35
St Jude Medical Cardiology Division Inc31
Air Products And Chemicals Inc31
General Electric29
Siemens22
Samsung20
Covidien20
Honeywell UOP18
Raytheon Technologies Corporation17

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Linde Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Linde

Top Linde Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8777974B221
US7659915B218
US9039724B215
US8313505B214
US20060104896A114
US8398670B213
US6846380B213
US6932837B212
US20090171386A112
US7505056B211
US20050204310A111
US20090110674A111
US8747453B210
US20040187731A110
US7856829B29

What Percentage of Linde US Patent Applications were Granted?

Linde (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1858 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1038 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 58.12%.

Below are the key stats of Linde patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Linde?

Law FirmsTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Linde Aktiengesellschaft202787.01%
Messer Industries Usa, Inc.76100.00%
Newman, Michael D.6416.13%
Adler, Robert4827.08%
Bauer, Heinz4646.51%
Scientific Design Company, Inc.43100.00%
Forster, Franz41100.00%
Sd Lizenzverwertungsgesellschaft Mbh & Co. Kg39100.00%
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation3774.29%
Alekseev, Alexander3631.43%

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What are Linde’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Linde?

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

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

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