Molex has a total of 2345 patents globally, out of which 1918 have been granted. Of these 2345 patents, more than 25% patents are active. The China is where Molex has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Taiwan and United States of America. Parallelly, The China seems to be the main focused R&D center and also USA is the origin country of Molex.
Molex was founded in 1938. The Companydesigns, develops and manufactures electronic components. The Company offers connectors, sockets and edge cards, cable assemblies, antennas, optical, printed circuit boards, automation and lighting products.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of Molex which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Molex patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Molex patent portfolio.
How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Molex have?
The Founder Fred L Krehbiel has 16 patents and the CEO Joe Nelligan has 0 patent.
How many patents does Molex have?
Molex has a total of 2345 patents globally. These patents belong to 1865 unique patent families. Out of 2345 patents, 605 patents are active.
How Many Patents did Molex 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||Molex Applications Filed||Molex Patents Granted|
How many Molex patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Molex File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Molex Filed Patents
|United States Of America||129|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||1|
Where are Research Centers of Molex Patents Located?
10 Best Molex Patents
US6869445B1 is the most popular patent in the Molex portfolio. It has received 195 citations so far from companies like Spineology, Dynamic Spine and Aoi Medical.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Molex:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Molex patents?
The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Molex invention. They couldn’t because Molex had protected those before them.
Examiners at the USPTO referred 58 Molex patents in 273 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).
The top citing companies in the Molex patent portfolio are Boston Scientific, Samsung and Depuy Synthes Products.
List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Molex –
|Company||Number of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Molex Patents||Number of Rejections (102 & 103)|
|Depuy Synthes Products||3||4|
|3M Innovative Properties||2||4|
|Mead Johnson Nutrition||2||7|
|Innovative Health Technologies||2||3|
|Atlantic Park Strategic Capital Fund||2||3|
|Gold Medal Products||2||13|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Molex Patents
Top Molex Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What are Molex key innovation segments?
What Technologies are Covered by Molex?
The chart below distributes patents filed by Molex