RPM International Patents – Key Insights and Stats

RPM International has a total of 1610 patents globally, out of which 943 have been granted. Of these 1610 patents, more than 44% patents are active. United States of America is where RPM International has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Canada. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of RPM International.

RPM International was founded in the year 1947. The Company manufactures, markets and sells various specialty chemical product lines. The Company’s product lines include specialty paints, protective coatings and roofing systems, sealants and adhesives, focusing on the maintenance needs of both the industrial and consumer markets. As of April 2023, the market cap of RPM International is $10.59 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of RPM International have?

The founder Frank C. Sullivan has 1 patent and CEO Bruce A. Carbonari has 0 patent.

How many patents does RPM International have?

RPM International has a total of 1610 patents globally. These patents belong to 465 unique patent families. Out of 1610 patents, 715 patents are active.

How Many Patents did RPM International File Every Year?

RPM International 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 GrantRPM International Applications FiledRPM International Patents Granted
20235
20221535
20213540
20203751
20196870
20187956
20179360
20167547
20157266
20146566
201310250
20128463
20115242

How many RPM International patents are Alive/Dead?

RPM International Patent Portfolio

 How Many Patents did RPM International File in Different Countries?

RPM International Patent Filing Trend

Countries in which RPM International Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America401
Europe157
Canada153
Germany120
Australia91
United Kingdom51
Japan44
Mexico43
Poland41
Denmark35
Spain32
Brazil31
China30
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)28
New Zealand27
Austria25
Portugal23
Singapore19
Korea (South)18
Israel14
Chile13
Norway10
Hungary9
Malaysia9
India5
Slovenia5
Italy5
Croatia4
Russia4
Taiwan4
Argentina4
Lithuania3
Eurasia3
Czech Republic3
Philippines3
Malta2
Slovakia2
South Africa2
Turkey2
Cyprus2
Indonesia2
United Arab Emirates1
Netherlands1
Finland1
France1
Switzerland1

Where are Research Centres of RPM International Patents Located?

R&D Centers of RPM International

 10 Best RPM International Patents

US6363685B1 is the most popular patent in the RPM International portfolio. It has received 180 citations so far from companies like Wavics, Avago Technologies and United Construction Products.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of RPM International:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6363685B1180
US6675437B1122
US6377181B1114
US20040261329A1114
US9206596B1108
US6531528B184
US6414044B283
EP2166040A183
US9404581B174
US6348217B166

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 125 RPM International patents in 518 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the RPM International patent portfolio are Iso-Chemie, Kop-Coat and Individual.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing RPM International –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing RPM International PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Iso-Chemie823
Kop-Coat514
Individual45
Hilti412
Dow38
Legend Brands35
Construction Research & Technology37
Gypsum Company38
Wausau Tile26
Citadel Restoration And Repair24

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on RPM International Patents

 Top RPM International Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6672597B110
US9102125B29
US7605203B27
US20040261329A17
US8101221B26
US6363685B16
US9181454B26
US9125398B25
US20070270240A14
US7160433B24
US20050288415A13
US7126486B23
US8572994B23
US20080055043A13
US7775265B23

What are RPM International key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by RPM International?

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

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

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