Morpho Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Morpho has a total of 1309 patents globally, out of which 852 have been granted. Of these 1309 patents, more than 49% patents are active. France is where Morpho has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Germany and Austria. Parallelly, France seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also Japan is the origin country of Morpho.

Morpho was founded in the year 2004. The Company develops new image processing technology and to introduce innovative technologies.

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

How many patents does the founder of Morpho have?

The founder Shigeo Kagami has 1 patent.

How many patents does Morpho have?

Morpho has a total of 1309 patents globally. These patents belong to 489 unique patent families. Out of 1309 patents, 650 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Morpho File Every Year?

Morpho 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 GrantMorpho Applications FiledMorpho Patents Granted
20236
20221217
20211227
20201525
20191456
2018854
20172785
201651122
20159666
201412383
201312152
201216472

How many Morpho patents are Alive/Dead?

Morpho Patent Portfolio

 How Many Patents did Morpho File in Different Countries?

Morpho Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Morpho Filed Patents

CompanyPatents
France233
Germany114
Austria113
Europe109
Japan101
United States Of America91
China67
India60
Korea (South)37
Spain35
Russia29
Brazil28
Canada25
Israel23
Australia19
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)14
Taiwan10
Portugal7
Singapore7
South Africa7
Malaysia6
Poland6
New Zealand5
Mexico4
Denmark3
Slovakia3
Egypt2
Viet Nam2
Indonesia2
United Arab Emirates2
Norway1
Lithuania1
United Kingdom1
Saudi Arabia1
Italy1

Where are Research Centres of Morpho Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Morpho

 10 Best Morpho Patents

US20090161925A1 is the most popular patent in the Morpho portfolio. It has received 57 citations so far from companies like Eyelock, Microsoft and Global Rainmakers.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20090161925A157
US7719566B252
US8233680B251
US7414737B251
US20030026484A146
WO2017073373A142
US9411460B239
US9639913B233
US7847823B233
US20070263912A131

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 43 Morpho patents in 238 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Morpho patent portfolio are Canon, Samsung Electronics and Sony Corporation.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Morpho –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Morpho PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Canon1126
Samsung Electronics1120
Sony Corporation814
Nec Corp69
Apple45
Ricoh47
Hanwha Techwin25
Microsoft Technology Licensing25
Panasonic22
Fujifilm22

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Morpho Patents

 Top Morpho Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US10168817B210
US9508173B28
US8588546B27
US7847823B27
US9754179B26
US8682098B24
US9626750B24
US10319097B24
US10713828B24
US8130265B24
US10200649B23
US9117271B23
US7020309B23
US8532406B23
US9659350B22

What Percentage of Morpho US Patent Applications were Granted?

Morpho (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 56 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 52 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 98.11%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Morpho?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Sughrue Mion Pllc2495.24%
Jciprnet17100.00%
Davison Ip7100.00%
Muramatsu & Associates7100.00%
Yasuo Muramatsu1100.00%

What are Morpho key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Morpho?

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

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

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