Merit Medical Systems has a total of 2252 patents globally, out of which 633 have been granted. Of these 2252 patents, more than 91% patents are active. The United States of America is where Merit Medical Systems has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Germany. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Merit Medical Systems.
Merit Medical was founded in 1987 by Fred Lampropoulos. Merit Medical Systems, Inc. manufactures and markets products used in diagnostic and interventional cardiology and radiology procedures. The Company’s primary products include inflation devices, guide wires, thrombolytic catheters and fluid dispensing systems, and angiography accessories, among others. Merit’s products are sold worldwide. As of August 2022, Merit Medical Systems has a market cap of $ 3.27 Billion.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of Merit Medical Systems which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Merit Medical Systems patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Merit Medical Systems patent portfolio.
How many patents do the Founder and CEO of Merit Medical Systems have?
The Founder and CEO Fred Lampropoulos have 497 patents.
How many patents does Merit Medical Systems have?
Merit Medical Systems has a total of 2252 patents globally. These patents belong to 835 unique patent families. Out of 2252 patents, 3290 patents are active.
How Many Patents did Merit Medical Systems File Every Year?
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 Grant||Merit Medical Systems Applications Filed||Merit Medical Systems Patents Granted|
How many Merit Medical Systems patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Merit Medical Systems File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Merit Medical Systems Filed Patents
|United States Of America||758|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||13|
Where are Research Centers of Merit Medical Systems Patents Located?
10 Best Merit Medical Systems Patents
US20060100706A1 is the most popular patent in the Merit Medical Systems portfolio. It has received 415 citations so far from companies like Illuminoss Medical, Depuy Spine, Stout Medical Group.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Merit Medical Systems:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
Which Companies are using Merit Medical Systems 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 Merit Medical Systems patent portfolio are Wells Fargo Bank National Association, Boston Scientific and Cook Medical.
List of the top forward citing Companies –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Wells Fargo Bank National Association||92|
|Depuy Synthes Products Inc||14|
|Merit Medical Systems Inc||8|
|Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha||8|
|Bank Of America||6|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Merit Medical Systems Patents
Top Merit Medical Systems Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of Merit Medical Systems US Patent Applications were Granted?
Merit Medical Systems (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 510 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 368 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 88.89%.
Below are the key stats of Merit Medical Systems patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Merit Medical Systems?
|Law Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Merit Medical Systems Inc||476||89.35%|
|Terrile Cannatti & Chambers||10||80.00%|
|Norton Rose Fulbright||4||100.00%|
|Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch Llp||2||50.00%|
|Cosud Intellectual Property Solutions Pc||2||0.00%|
|Chernoff Vilhauer Mcclung & Stenzel Llp||1||100.00%|
|Hubert W Pfabe||1||0.00%|
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