Schneider Electric Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Schneider Electric was founded in 1836 by Eugène Schneider and Adolphe Schneider. Company is doing business in providing digital energy and automation solutions for efficiency and sustainability. It combines energy technology, real-time automation, software, and services to target homes, buildings, data centres, infrastructure, and industries. As of November 2021, Schneider Electric has a market cap of $96.30 billion.

Schneider Electric has a total of 37064 patents globally, out of which 15437 have been granted. Of these 37064 patents, more than 68% patents are active. USA is where Schneider Electric has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Europe and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Schneider Electric is USA, it has generated an annual revenue of $28.45 billion in the year 2020. France seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Schneider Electric.

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

How many patents does Schneider Electric have?

Schneider Electric has a total of 37064 patents globally. These patents belong to 24643 unique patent families. Out of 37064 patents, 25490 patents are active.

How many Schneider Electric patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Schneider Electric Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Schneider Electric Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Schneider Electric File Every Year?

Schneider Electric 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 GrantSchneider Electric Applications FiledSchneider Electric Patents Granted
201127361847
201231522274
201328652687
201423032660
201520902561
201617442939
201713772287
201813011943
201912742015
20208392113
20211571750

How Many Patents did Schneider Electric File in Different Countries?

Schneider Electric Patent Portfolio in top 10 countries

Countries in which Schneider Electric Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America7154
China5964
Europe5850
France3255
Japan1675
Australia1661
India1424
Germany1032
Spain965
Canada788
Russia627
Brazil572
United Kingdom438
Mexico410
Austria318
Denmark259
Korea (South)248
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)242
Singapore155
Poland145
Taiwan142
Italy142
Sweden137
Norway98
South Africa95
New Zealand91
Turkey86
Malaysia67
Finland66
Eurasia57
Viet Nam51
Portugal36
Thailand32
Switzerland31
Argentina28
Chile26
Philippines24
Netherlands20
Hungary18
Egypt17
Morocco17
Indonesia16
Ukraine13
Africa13
Luxembourg10
Slovenia10
Israel6
Gulf Cooperation Council6
Tunisia5
Ireland4
Ecuador4
Peru4
Czech Republic4
Serbia3
Belgium3
Croatia2
Colombia2
Cyprus2
Saudi Arabia2

Where are Research Centers of Schneider Electric Patents Located?

Schneider Electric R&D Centers

10 Best Schneider Electric Patents

US20040117330A1 is the most popular patent in the Schneider Electric portfolio. It has received 785 citations so far from companies like Honeywell, LG Electronics and International Business Machines.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Schneider Electric:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20040117330A1785
US7130719B2683
US20070043478A1652
US20040133314A1607
US7202576B1509
US9411370B2430
US20070241203A1427
US20050225936A1387
US6751562B1351
US6859366B2336

Which Companies are using Schneider Electric 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 Schneider Electric patent portfolio are IBM, Eaton and ABB.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM170
Eaton130
ABB120
General Electric99
Honeywell76
Google74
Hewlett Packard70
Samsung67
Microsoft56
Amazon46

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Schneider Electric Patents

Schneider Electric Patent Portfolio

Top Schneider Electric Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7516106B272
US20040117330A172
US20070043478A158
US20040133314A150
US20070220907A139
US7929327B233
US20090027932A133
US7500911B228
US20050170770A128
US7913246B227

What Percentage of Schneider Electric US Patent Applications were Granted?

Schneider Electric (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 2800 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 2391 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 92.14%.

Below are the key stats of Schneider Electric patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Schneider Electric?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Lando & Anastasi Llp57788.24%
Oblon Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt L L P46195.66%
Schneider Electric Ip Department34595.01%
Schneider Electric Usa Inc31192.58%
Locke Lord Llp23082.96%
Hunter Clark Pllc7597.33%
Steptoe & Johnson Llp7386.30%
Oblon Schneider Electric Industries Sas6694.87%
Leydig Voit & Mayer Ltd45100.00%
Schneider Electric3694.44%

“We develop innovative, connected technologies and solutions for safety, reliability, efficiency and sustainability.” – Schneider Electric

The Schneider Group focuses on the electricity business, energy management, and innovative technology, and grows through strategic acquisitions. Schneider Electric is dedicated to unleashing the limitless potential of an open, global, inventive community committed to its Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive, and Empowered ideals.

“EcoStruxure” was created by the Schneider Group to encourage innovation at all levels. In Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure, and Industries, it is Schneider Electric’s IoT-enabled, plug-and-play, open, interoperable architecture and platform. From connected products to edge control to apps, analytics, and services, there is innovation at every level.

What are Schneider Electric key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Schneider Electric?

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

R&D FocusHow Schneider Electric research focus changed over the years?

Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by Schneider Electric?

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