McKesson Patents – Key Insights and Stats

McKesson has a total of 954 patents globally, out of which 504 have been granted. Of these 954 patents, more than 30% patents are active. United States of America is where McKesson has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Japan and Europe, it has generated an annual revenue of $58.5 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of McKesson.

McKesson was founded in the year 1833 by Franz Ludwig Gehe, Charles Olcott, and John McKesson. Company is doing business in pharmaceuticals and providing health information technology, medical supplies, and care management tools. As of January 2022, McKesson has a market cap of $37.95 Billion.

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

How many patents does McKesson have?

McKesson has a total of 954 patents globally. These patents belong to 514 unique patent families. Out of 954 patents, 295 patents are active.

How many McKesson patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

McKesson Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

McKesson Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did McKesson File Every Year?

McKesson 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 GrantMcKesson Applications FiledMcKesson Patents Granted
20112624
20122312
20133528
20143830
20153815
20163117
20171916
20181313
20191419
2020820
2021314

How Many Patents did McKesson File in Different Countries?

McKesson Worldwide Filing in Top 10 Countries

Countries in which McKesson Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America257
Japan164
Europe86
Canada67
Australia66
Korea (South)33
Germany32
Brazil26
Spain23
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)23
Austria21
United Kingdom19
Taiwan12
Italy8
China6
Singapore6
France5
Argentina4
India4
Colombia3
Mexico3
Israel3
Indonesia2
Portugal2
Bolivia1
South Africa1
New Zealand1
Philippines1
Malaysia1
Denmark1

Where are Research Centers of McKesson Patents Located?

McKesson R&D Centers

10 Best McKesson Patents

US7111780B2 is the most popular patent in the McKesson portfolio. It has received 213 citations so far from companies like Omnicare, Walgreen and Cardinal Health 303.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7111780B2213
US7228198B2188
US6410036B1137
US20020087583A1130
US20040133705A197
US20030229519A194
WO2001082890A185
US6027738A82
US20110161109A179
US6017549A73

Which Companies are using McKesson Patents to Advance their Research?

If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.

The top citing companies in the McKesson patent portfolio are IBM, Cerner, and ELC Management.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM8
Cerner7
Elc Management7
Procter & Gamble6
Express Scripts Strategic Development6
Carefusion 3036
L’Oréal5
Covermymeds5
Parata Systems5
Medimpact Healthcare Systems4

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on McKesson Patents

McKesson Patent Portfolio

Top McKesson Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7510734B214
US20030229519A114
US8478604B213
US7790768B212
US7111780B212
US7228198B210
US20110257992A110
US6387405B19
US7908487B28
US8670998B27

What Percentage of McKesson US Patent Applications were Granted?

McKesson (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 612 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 390 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 66.21%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for McKesson?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Mckesson Corporation And Alston & Bird Llp19041.85%
Eversheds Sutherland Us Llp Mck5362.26%
Alston & Bird Llp4447.62%
Change Healthcare Llc And Alston & Bird Llp4348.84%
Medley Behrens & Lewis Llc3093.33%
Myers Bigel P A2892.00%
Change Healthcare Holdings Llc1994.74%
Ballard Spahr Llp For Mckesson1787.50%
Ballard Spahr Llp15100.00%
Clark Hill Plc785.71%

The seed of revolutionary healthcare innovation must germinate someplace, and the most fertile ground is an innovator’s local community, which McKennson is pursuing.

The goal is to foster the development of innovative ideas that will benefit the local healthcare ecosystem by broadening perspectives, challenging and redefining objectives, and catalysing the creation of new approaches. McKennson is striving to uncover opportunities for transformative innovation and to give participants a new framework for thinking about practical solutions that can improve the health of their enterprises and the community as a whole.

The second step in the change was to build an online site for over-the-counter (OTC) items including shampoos, lotions, and ointments, which allows McKesson’s clients to quickly and easily replace stock. When a shelf item is running short, pharmacists can now scan one of the products using a barcode scanner and choose from a list of ten possibilities to reorder the necessary amount.

These new digital capabilities complement McKesson’s transition to a cloud CRM system, which has given the company a single picture of the client and improved service at its call centres.

The future therefore requires a mindset transformation too. “It all comes down to organizational change and thinking about how the next generation of employees is going to use this new technology to take the business forward. And that’s the really exciting part”, said head of B2B for EMEA and UK CIO at global healthcare and pharmacy services giant McKesson.

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What are McKesson key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by McKesson?

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

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

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