SLM Solutions Patents – Key Insights and Stats

SLM Solutions has a total of 397 patents globally, out of which 223 have been granted. Of these 397 patents, more than 77% patents are active. Europe is where SLM Solutions has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by the United States of America and Germany. Parallelly, Germany seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of SLM Solutions.

SLM Solutions was founded in the year 2006. The Company provides 3-D printing technology. The Company supplies metal-based additive manufacturing technologies for use by the aerospace, energy, automotive and healthcare industries. SLM Solutions offers its products and services around the world. As of March 2023, the market cap of SLM Solutions is $525.72 Million.

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

How many patents does the CEO of SLM Solutions have?

The CEO Sam O’Leary has 0 patents.

How many patents does SLM Solutions have?

SLM Solutions has a total of 397 patents globally. These patents belong to 143 unique patent families. Out of 397 patents, 309 patents are active.

How Many Patents did SLM Solutions File Every Year?

SLM Solutions Patent Filling 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 GrantSLM Solutions Applications FiledSLM Solutions Patents Granted
20237
20221127
20211841
20207230
20192842
20184737
20176518
2016438
2015314
2014306
201333
201231

How many SLM Solutions patents are Alive/Dead?

SLM Solutions Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did SLM Solutions File in Different Countries?

SLM Solutions Worldwide Patent Filling

Countries in which SLM Solutions Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Europe81
United States Of America67
Germany63
Japan55
China54
Russia8
India4
Canada3
Brazil3
Italy3
Spain3
Australia1
Austria1

Where are Research Centres of SLM Solutions Patents Located?

R&D Centers of SLM Solutions

10 Best SLM Solutions Patents

DE202013009787U1 is the most popular patent in the SLM Solutions portfolio. It has received 89 citations so far from companies like Velo3D, General Electric and One Click Metal.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of SLM Solutions:

Publication NumberCitation Count
DE202013009787U189
EP2878402A161
US20160059310A151
DE10236907A149
EP3147047A143
US9221100B238
US9527246B235
EP2399695A135
EP2335848B132
EP2875897B131

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 25 SLM Solutions patents in 101 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the SLM Solutions patent portfolio are General Electric, Concept Laser and Hewlett-Packard.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing SLM Solutions –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing SLM Solutions PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
General Electric1325
Concept Laser820
Hewlett-Packard45
Velo3D46
Canon22
Arcam25
Mtu Aero Engines25
Renishaw11
Hsbc Bank11
Chongqing Institute Of Green And Intelligent Technology12

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on SLM Solutions Patents

Top SLM Solutions Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9221100B28
US9931789B26
US20160059310A15
US10093123B24
US10335854B24
US9527246B23
US10682701B23
US20180043621A12
US10086481B22
US10787352B22
US9878497B22
US9903762B22
US10046520B22
US11052610B22
US20160059309A12

What Percentage of SLM Solutions US Patent Applications were Granted?

SLM Solutions (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 65 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 35 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 77.78%.

Below are the key stats of SLM Solutions patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for SLM Solutions?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Taft Stettinius & Hollister3381.25%
Thomas F Bergert2662.50%
Carter Deluca & Farrell2100.00%
Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino2100.00%
Krieg Devault10.00%
Quarles & Brady10%

What are SLM Solutions key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by SLM Solutions?

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

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

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