Omron has a total of 29344 patents globally, out of which 16612 have been granted. Of these 29344 patents, more than 73% patents are active. Japan is where Omron has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and United States of America. Parallelly, Japan seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Omron.
Omron was founded in 1933 by Kazuma Tateishi. Omron Corporation manufactures electronic components, equipment and systems used for factory automation. The Company provides products and services in a variety of fields including industrial automation, electronic components, automotive electronics, social systems such as ticket gate machines and traffic control, and healthcare. As of August 2022, Omron has a market cap of $9.31 Billion.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of Omron which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Omron patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Omron patent portfolio.
How many patents does Omron have?
Omron has a total of 29344 patents globally. These patents belong to 11611 unique patent families. Out of 29344 patents, 21553 patents are active.
How Many Patents did Omron 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||Omron Applications Filed||Omron Patents Granted|
How many Omron patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Omron File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Omron Filed Patents
|United States Of America||3962|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||11|
|United Arab Emirates||10|
Where are Research Centers of Omron Patents Located?
10 Best Omron Patents
US8031180B2 is the most popular patent in the Omron portfolio. It has received 148 citations so far from companies like Apple, C3 Nano Inc, and Ignis Innovation.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Omron:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
Which Companies are using Omron 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 Omron patent portfolio are Canon, Samsung Electronics and Panasonic IP Management.
List of the top forward citing Companies –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Panasonic IP Management||42|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Omron Patents
Top Omron Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of Omron US Patent Applications were Granted?
Omron (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 4095 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 2649 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 76.21%.
Below are the key stats of Omron patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Omron?
|Law Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton||1134||74.12%|
|Foley & Lardner||303||74.92%|
|Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson||166||72.89%|
|Greenblum & Bernstein||108||72.22%|
|Nutter Mcclennen & Fish||89||68.54%|