Rockwell Automation Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Rockwell Automation has a total of 6943 patents globally, out of which 3135 have been granted. Of these 6943 patents, more than 70% patents are active. United States of America is where Rockwell Automation has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Germany. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of Rockwell Automation.

Rockwell Automation was founded in 1903 by Lynde Bradley. Rockwell Automation, Inc. produces industrial automation products. The Company offers products such as control systems, motor control devices, sensors, and industrial control panels. Rockwell Automation markets its products worldwide. As of May 2022, Rockwell Automation has a market cap of $23.23 Billion.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Rockwell Automation have?

The Founder Lynde Bradley has 31 patents and the CEO Blake D. Moret has 0 patents.

How many patents does Rockwell Automation have?

Rockwell Automation has a total of 6943 patents globally. These patents belong to 3135 unique patent families. Out of 6943 patents, 4927 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Rockwell Automation File Every Year?

Rockwell Automation 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 GrantRockwell Automation Applications FiledRockwell Automation Patents Granted
2011331245
2012410291
2013342280
2014539232
2015431298
2016352350
2017307464
2018229434
2019263422
2020319394
2021210357
20227117

How many Rockwell Automation patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Rockwell Automation Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Rockwell Automation File in Different Countries?

Rockwell Automation Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Rockwell Automation Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America3242
Europe1409
Germany868
China853
Japan93
Brazil57
Canada50
Australia41
Korea (South)38
United Kingdom35
Austria27
Singapore19
India18
Taiwan18
Spain10
Mexico9
Portugal7
Denmark7
Switzerland5
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)4
Poland2
Israel1
Malaysia1
Italy1

Where are the Research Centers of Rockwell Automation Patents Located?

Research Centers of Rockwell Automation Patents

10 Best Rockwell Automation Patents

US6434512B1 is the most popular patent in the Rockwell Automation portfolio. It has received 466 citations so far from companies like Strong Force Iot Portfolio 2016, Llc, Caterpillar Inc and IBM.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Rockwell Automation:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6434512B1466
US20050034023A1320
US6847854B2303
US6556950B1288
US7151966B1287
US6876107B2277
US7123974B1232
US20090210081A1227
US6618856B2223
US6663349B1220

Which Companies are using Rockwell Automation 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 Rockwell Automation patent portfolio are Siemens, IBM and General Electric.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Siemens191
IBM105
General Electric102
Honeywell92
Abb Schweiz Ag59
Microsoft55
Fanuc36
Eaton Intelligent Power Limited36
Fisher Rosemount Systems Inc34
Robert Bosch Gmbh33

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Rockwell Automation Patents

Top Rockwell Automation Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9438648B230
US7797062B225
US9489832B224
US9413852B223
US9253054B222
US9009084B222
US8417360B222
US7649912B220
US9729639B219
US9363336B219
US8615374B119
US9143563B218
US6876107B218
US8909926B217
US7530113B217

What Percentage of Rockwell Automation US Patent Applications were Granted?

Rockwell Automation (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 2816 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 2323 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 89.9%.

Below are the key stats of Rockwell Automation patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Rockwell Automation?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Rockwell Automation Inc227387.26%
Susan M Donahue10288.24%
Kunzler Bean & Adamson6290.20%
Alexander M Gerasimow4797.87%
John J Horn36100.00%
Mcandrews Held & Malloy Ltd3093.33%
Kowert Hood Munyon Rankin & Goetzel Pc24100.00%
Amin Turocy & Watson Llp12100.00%
Foley & Lardner Llp12100.00%
Jeffrey C Hood11100.00%

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What are Rockwell Automation’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Rockwell Automation?

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

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

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Updated on May 23, 2022

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