Philips Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Philips has a total of 38998 patents globally, out of which 15846 have been granted. Of these 38998 patents, more than 56% patents are active. Japan is where Philips has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by the United States of America and China. Parallelly, Europe seems to be the main focused R&D centre, and also the Netherlands is the origin country of Philips.

Philips was founded in 1891 by Gerard Philips, and Frederik Philips. Philips is a health technology company focused on improving people’s health across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment, and home care. The Company offers products and services in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. As of October 2022, Philips has a market cap of $11.23 Billion.

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

How many patents do the Founder and CEO of Philips have?

The Founder Gerard Philips has 0 patents, Frederik Philips has 0 patents, and CEO Roy Jakobs has 0 patents.

How many patents does Philips have?

Philips has a total of 38998 patents globally. These patents belong to 19962 unique patent families. Out of 38998 patents, 21874 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Philips File Every Year?

Philips 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 GrantPhilips Applications FiledPhilips Patents Granted
20115923
201242504215
201335413304
201420732215
201519021325
20161519979
20171218670
20181129870
20199481209
2020570338
2021165321
202267400

How many Philips patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Philips Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Philips File in Different Countries?

Philips Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Philips Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Japan13230
United States Of America6689
China4641
Russia2653
India2571
Europe1855
Germany1255
Brazil850
Taiwan654
Canada607
Australia341
Korea (South)320
Mexico240
Spain219
Austria187
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)156
Indonesia152
Malaysia106
Norway78
United Arab Emirates60
Chile57
Viet Nam52
Poland49
Argentina39
Israel30
Philippines30
Italy26
Hungary23
United Kingdom22
Cyprus21
Portugal15
South Africa10
Montenegro8
Denmark8
Singapore7
New Zealand7
Netherlands7
Turkey6
Belgium6
Czech Republic5
France5
Egypt5
Kazakhstan4
Slovenia4
Saudi Arabia3
Lithuania2
Switzerland2
Ukraine1
Morocco1
Africa2
Bolivia1
Slovakia1
Sweden1

Where are Research Centers of Philips Patents Located?

Research Centers of Philips Patents

10 Best Philips Patents

US9186046B2 is the most popular patent in the Philips portfolio. It has received 744 citations so far from companies like Auris Health, Ethicon, and Big Sky Financial Corporation.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US9186046B2744
US9492192B2616
US20140210847A1348
US20150207333A1333
US20120242501A1331
WO2014068440A1307
US20120101396A1296
US20120150670A1290
US8368327B2272
US8097012B2260

Which Companies are using Philips 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 Philips patent portfolio are Samsung Electronics, General Electric and Siemens Healthcare.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Samsung Electronics320
General Electric219
Siemens Healthcare206
Sony Corporation157
Volcano Corporation121
Canon121
Qualcomm115
Apple109
IBM96
Siemens81

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Philips Patents

Top Philips Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9186046B250
US20140210847A148
US9231411B244
US8446046B239
US20120242501A139
US8101498B237
US8338990B234
US8129864B231
US8558411B230
US8161971B229
US8842606B227
US8531153B227
US8760408B225
US8884468B224
US8482511B224

What Percentage of Philips US Patent Applications were Granted?

Philips (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 10745 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 7291 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 84.65%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Philips?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Philips IP819691.42%
Signify Holding141385.56%
Lumileds Llc19399.48%
Schmidt Patent Law18691.94%
Schott Pc13293.51%
Volpe Koenig Lumileds12292.44%
Maschoff Brennan710.00%
Terrile Cannatti Chambers & Holland4297.62%
Leydig Voit & Mayer Ltd3792.59%
Workman Nydegger3491.18%

What are Philips key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Philips?

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

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

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