SGS Patents – Key Insights and Stats

SGS has a total of 293 patents globally, out of which 186 have been granted. Of these 293 patents, more than 48% patents are active. China is where SGS has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and Australia. Parallelly, China seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also Europe is the origin country of SGS.

SGS was founded in the year 1878. Industrial inspection, analysis, testing, and verification services are offered by SGS. The company examines, samples, analyses, and keeps track of production equipment, petroleum, food, crops, chemicals, consumer goods, and raw materials to make sure everything complies with local regulations, including tax and duty laws and industry standards. International clients are served by SGS. As of December 2022, market cap of SGS is $17.635 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of SGS have?

The founder Henri Goldstuck have 0 patents and CEO Frankie Ng have 0 patents.

How many patents does SGS have?

SGS has a total of 293 patents globally. These patents belong to 117 unique patent families. Out of 293 patents, 143 patents are active.

How Many Patents did SGS File Every Year?

SGS 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 GrantSGS Applications FiledSGS Patents Granted
20221620
202175
2020621
2019156
2018113
201758
20161313
20151422
2014910
20133418
2012213
2011224

How many SGS patents are Alive/Dead?

SGS Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did SGS File in Different Countries?

SGS Worldwide Patents

Countries in which SGS Filed Patents

CountryPatents
China48
United States Of America25
Australia19
Europe16
Germany15
Italy13
Canada13
Brazil8
Norway7
Malaysia7
Russia7
Mexico6
Peru6
Austria5
United Kingdom5
Colombia5
Korea (South)5
Denmark5
Spain5
Kazakhstan4
South Africa4
United Arab Emirates4
Egypt3
India3
Israel3
New Zealand3
Saudi Arabia2
Taiwan2
Slovakia2
Japan2
Cyprus2
Chile2
Croatia2
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)2
Africa2
Hungary1
Gulf Cooperation Council1
Switzerland1
Czech Republic1
Eurasia1
Singapore1

Where are the Research Centres of SGS Patents Located?

Research Centres of SGS Patents

10 Best SGS Patents

WO2006078811A2 is the most popular patent in the SGS portfolio. It has received 56 citations so far from companies like Elcelyx Therapeutics, Mapi Pharma and Kunhwa Pharmaceutical.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
WO2006078811A256
US6426813B145
US6776247B121
US20040200730A119
US20140324284A117
US20080202818A115
WO2011014202A115
US7467540B213
CN101305278A13
US20050188791A112

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO used 13 SGS patents in 38 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the SGS patent portfolio are Mustang Sampling, Chengdu Best Diamond Bit, and Saudi Arabian Oil.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing SGS –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing SGS PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Mustang Sampling36
Chengdu Best Diamond Bit22
Saudi Arabian Oil11
Tkr Spezialwerkzeuge12
Sherritt International11
Hitachi High-Tech11
University Of Tulsa11
Iball Instruments16
Schlumberger11
Intuit11

What are SGS key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by SGS?

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

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

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Updated on December 6, 2022

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