Medtronic Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Medtronic has a total of 85999 patents globally, out of which 43648 have been granted. Of these 85999 patents, more than 58% patents are active. United States of America is where Medtronic has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Japan and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Medtronic is USA. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Medtronic.

Medtronic was founded in 1949 by Earl Bakken, Erik Engelson, Kimberly Vogel, Palmer Hermundslie. The company doing business in Medical Devices Industry. The Company offers wide range of products in Biotechnology, Health Care, Medical, Medical Device and Therapeutics etc. As of November 2021, Medtronic has a market cap of $143.72 Billion.

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

How many patents does Medtronic have?

Medtronic has a total of 85999 patents globally. These patents belong to 19945 unique patent families. Out of 85999 patents, 49911 patents are active.

How many Medtronic patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Medtronic Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

Medtronic Patent

How Many Patents did Medtronic File Every Year?

Medtronic 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 GrantMedtronic Applications FiledMedtronic Patents Granted
201151762717
201245063035
201349263467
201447413615
201538323611
201637583487
201735113253
201835913010
201934353154
202027383000
20219922336

How Many Patents did Medtronic File in Different Countries?

Medtronic Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Medtronic Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America31198
Europe12297
Japan6181
Australia5743
China5448
Canada5100
Germany1797
Spain1547
Austria1022
Korea (South)894
India726
Mexico537
Israel466
Brazil396
France253
Denmark199
Russian Federation160
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)159
Taiwan136
Singapore128
United Kingdom116
New Zealand103
South Africa58
Turkey53
Poland52
Portugal51
Italy49
Norway44
Argentina37
Ireland33
Chile17
Colombia13
Malaysia11
Thailand10
Switzerland9
Eurasian Patent Organization9
Slovenia9
Hungary9
Cyprus8
Peru6
Croatia6
Costa Rica6
Netherlands6
Philippines5
Ukraine4
Serbia4
Iceland3
Morocco3
African Regional Industrial Property Organization2
Lithuania2
Ecuador2
Panama2
Montenegro2
Slovakia1
Belgium1
Bulgaria1
Indonesia1
Uruguay1
Czech Republic1
Egypt1
Tunisia1

Where are Research Centers of Medtronic Patents Located?

Research Centers of Medtronic Patents

10 Best Medtronic Patents

US6558320B1 is the most popular patent in the Medtronic portfolio. It has received 2146 citations so far from companies like Abbott Laboratories, Dexcom, kaleo Inc, Bigfoot Biomedical and ICU Medical.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6558320B12146
US7159750B21936
US6500176B11917
US20090090763A11915
US7506791B21833
US7168604B21775
US7160299B21742
US6926716B21735
US20050131390A11725
US6656177B21714

Which Companies are using Medtronic 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 Medtronic patent portfolio are Ethicon, Boston Scientific and Warsaw Orthopedic Inc.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Ethicon5130
Boston Scientific3301
Warsaw Orthopedic Inc2364
Cardiac Pacemakers Inc1783
Philips1156
Globus Medical Inc1142
Pacesetter Inc912
Depuy Synthes Products Inc909
Cook Medical Technologies Llc736
Olympus Corporation714

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Medtronic Patents

Top Medtronic Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7697972B291
US6895263B263
US8062330B255
US6558320B152
US20090090763A145
US20080300572A144
US7542791B241
US8255029B240
US7914569B240
US6827743B239
US8295902B238
US20080119705A137
US9028259B236
US8657814B236
US7399277B236

What Percentage of Medtronic US Patent Applications were Granted?

Medtronic (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 13157 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 9285 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 78.34%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Medtronic?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Medtronic Inc406282.28%
Medtronic Vascular Inc212170.74%
Shumaker & Sieffert78882.30%
Harness Dickey34797.35%
Christopher & Weisberg32587.10%
Medtronic Minimed Inc29879.32%
Foley & Lardner21988.68%
Lk Global21780.68%
Spinal Haynes Boone18734.22%
Hahn & Associates18091.67%

The power of technology not only helps align value for providers and stakeholders, it also drives innovation.

Healthcare is confronted with numerous difficulties. Providers and payers are battling to improve patient outcomes and minimise total costs, from shifting payment structures to access issues. While no single solution exists, Medtronic recognises that humans who provide care are at the heart of this transformation—and that technology may help them get there.

Medtronic’s mission is: “to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life for people around the world.”

Medtronic is dedicated to using the full potential of its technology, resources, and people to collaborate with new partners in novel ways to usher in a new era of healthcare.

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What are Medtronic’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Medtronic?

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

R&D FocusHow Medtronic search focus changed over the years?

Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by Medtronic?

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