Mercury System Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Mercury Systems has a total of 403 patents globally, out of which 197 have been granted. Of these 403 patents, more than 23% patents are active. United States of America is where Mercury System 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 Mercury System.

Mercury System was founded in the year 1981 by Jay Bertelli. Company provides commercially-developed sensor processing subsystems. The Company supports a wide variety of critical defence and intelligence programs. Company serves clients worldwide. As of January 2022, the market cap of Mercury System is $ 2.74 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Mercury System have?

The founder Jay Bertelli has 0 patent and CEO Mark Aslett has 0 patent.

How many patents does Mercury System have?

Mercury System has a total of 403 patents globally. These patents belong to 151 unique patent families. Out of 403 patents, 96 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Mercury System File Every Year?

Mercury System 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 GrantMercury System Applications FiledMercury System Patents Granted
20222
202117
202037
201959
201844
2017129
2016228
201527
201473
2013256
2012164
201156

How many Mercury System patents are Alive/Dead?

Mercury System Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Mercury System File in Different Countries?

Mercury System Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Mercury System Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America124
Europe58
Japan34
Australia30
Canada24
Taiwan19
Korea (South)18
China15
Germany12
Israel3
Norway2
Singapore2
Spain2
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)2
Mexico1
Portugal1
Denmark1
United Kingdom1
Austria1

Where are Research Centres of Mercury System Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Mercury System

10 Best Mercury System Patents

US20050270298A1 is the most popular patent in the Mercury System portfolio. It has received 137 citations so far from companies like Ati Technologies, Via Technologies and IBM.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Mercury System:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20050270298A1137
US7336299B2108
JP2002523802A80
US20100176922A177
US6559740B174
US20020176624A170
US6690575B159
US6879486B155
WO2005071601A154
WO2009029636A153

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Mercury System patents?

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 55 Mercury System patents in 292 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Mercury System patent portfolio are Qualcomm, Microsoft and IBM.

List of the Companies who’s Patents were rejected citing Mercury System –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Mercury System PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Qualcomm622
Microsoft59
IBM47
Sony417
General Electric311
Hewlett Packard310
Broadcom23
Ge Aviation Systems24
Google23
Citibank27

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Mercury System Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Mercury System

Top Mercury System Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7336299B220
US7302237B214
US7558420B210
US7643672B29
US20050270298A17
US7317814B26
US7106742B16
US8598890B24
US9152182B14
US7376175B23
US7488076B23
US8798148B23
US20100176922A13
US7660432B22
US7439636B22

What Percentage of Mercury System US Patent Applications were Granted?

Mercury System (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 63 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 56 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 88.89%.

Below are the key stats of Mercury System patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Mercury System?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Nutter Mcclennen & Fish20100.00%
Kdb Firm1681.25%
Inactive Squire862.50%
Welsh Flaxman & Gitler8100.00%
Microchip Technology4100.00%
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough2100.00%
Bose Mckinney & Evans1100.00%
Honeywell1100.00%
Miller Nash10.00%
Squire Sanders & Dempsey1100.00%

What are Mercury System key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Mercury System?

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

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

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Updated on January 9, 2023

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