Mettler Toledo Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Mettler Toledo has a total of 3613 patents globally, out of which 2744 have been granted. Of these 3613 patents, more than 65% patents are active. China is where Mettler Toledo has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by the USA and Europe, Parallelly China seems to be the main focused R&D center and the USA is also the origin country of Mettler Toledo.

Mettler Toledo was founded in the year 1945. Mettler Toledo manufactures and markets weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial, and food retailing applications. The Company also supplies several related analytical and measurement technologies. Mettler Toledo provides its services to customers worldwide. As of December 2022, Mettler Toledo has a market cap of $33.5 Billion.

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

How many patents does Mettler Toledo have?

Mettler Toledo has a total of 3613 patents globally. These patents belong to 1911 unique patent families. Out of 3613 patents, 2349 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Mettler Toledo File Every Year?

Mettler Toledo 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 GrantMettler Toledo Applications FiledMettler Toledo Patents Granted
202252183
2021232224
2020243190
2019194163
2018222189
2017195176
2016188154
2015153164
2014191149
2013239184
2012172132
2011160134

How many Mettler Toledo patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Mettler Toledo Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Mettler Toledo File in Different Countries?

Mettler Toledo Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Mettler Toledo Filed Patents

CountryPatents
China1164
United States Of America646
Europe434
Japan328
Germany257
United Kingdom95
Poland82
Austria64
Brazil56
Canada46
Australia46
Korea (South)45
India45
Spain22
Switzerland15
Singapore13
Mexico12
Russia10
Norway9
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)8
Denmark7
Indonesia6
Malaysia6
Colombia5
Viet Nam4
Philippines2
Israel2
Taiwan2
New Zealand1
Netherlands1
Italy1
Turkey1

Where are the Research Centres of Mettler Toledo Patents Located?

Research Centres of Mettler Toledo Patents

10 Best Mettler Toledo Patents

US7497137B2 is the most popular patent in the Mettler Toledo portfolio. It has received 177 citations so far from companies like Eldec Corporation, A&D Co Ltd, and Cilag Gmbh.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Mettler Toledo:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7497137B2177
US6428750B194
USD579948S190
US6532837B189
USD724236S177
USD632803S172
USD699370S168
US6967004B263
USD707847S159
US20100089938A157

Which Companies are referring Mettler Toledo Patents to Advance their Research?

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 172 Mettler Toledo patents in 575 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Mettler Toledo patent portfolio are Sartorius, Endress+Hauser, and Eppendorf.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Mettler Toledo –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Mettler Toledo PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Sartorius Lab Instruments Gmbh & Co Kg1117
Endress+Hauser1131
Eppendorf824
A&D Company718
Thermo Fisher Scientific Oy514
Schlumberger58
Anton Paar46
Waters Technologies Corporation49
Labrador Diagnostics Llc34
Integra Biosciences Ag37

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Mettler Toledo Patents

Top Mettler Toledo Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9486803B28
US7770475B27
US20110107855A15
US7651664B25
US7476020B24
US7947234B24
US20100119417A14
US6428750B14
US9134266B24
US6603081B24
US7588367B24
US6844506B24
US7726212B24
US6891113B24
US8393781B24

What Percentage of Mettler Toledo US Patent Applications were Granted?

Mettler Toledo (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 334 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 291 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 87.92%.

Below are the key stats of Mettler Toledo patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Mettler Toledo?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Standley Law Group Llp18786.41%
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Pc5891.38%
Lucas & Mercanti Llp3497.06%
Schwabe Williamson& Wyatt1172.73%
Lawrence E Laubscher Sr9100.00%
Meyer Unkovic & Scott Llp6100.00%
Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis Llp475.00%
Womble Bond Dickinson Us Llp4100.00%
Friedrich Kueffner333.33%
Waters Technologies Corporation366.67%

What are Mettler Toledo’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Mettler Toledo?

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

R&D Focus: How has Mettler Toledo’s search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on December 16, 2022

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