Sodick Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Sodick has a total of 1539 patents globally, out of which 951 have been granted. Of these 1539 patents, more than 62% patents are active. Japan is where Sodick has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and the United States of America. Parallelly, Japan seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Sodick.

Sodick was founded in the year 1976. The company provides industrial machinery equipment. The Company offers wire, small hole and sinker electrical discharge machining, as well as 3D printing, high speed milling and electron beam machine polishing equipment. As of February 2023, the market cap of Sodick is $30.04 Billion.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Sodick have?

The CEO Koji Yoneda has 2 patents.

How many patents does Sodick have?

Sodick has a total of 1539 patents globally. These patents belong to 858 unique patent families. Out of 1539 patents, 955 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Sodick File Every Year?

Sodick 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 GrantSodick Applications FiledSodick Patents Granted
202318
20223377
20219974
202011560
201910234
20188447
20176543
20165748
20157440
20145438
20135366
20127167
20115140

How many Sodick patents are Alive/Dead?

Sodick Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Sodick File in Different Countries?

Sodick Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Sodick Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Japan788
China242
United States Of America223
Germany56
Korea (South)47
Taiwan39
Europe38
India10
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)9
United Kingdom7
Singapore4
Indonesia3
Canada1
Italy1
Spain1
Austria1
Russia1
Malaysia1
Portugal1

Where are Research Centres of Sodick Patents Located?

Research Centres of Sodick Patents

10 Best Sodick Patents

US6661124B1 is the most popular patent in the Sodick portfolio. It has received 43 citations so far from companies like Hitachi, Siemens and Fuji Corporation.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6661124B143
US20160311025A140
JP2010089295A37
JP2016074957A34
US6468449B130
JP2003129216A29
US6789305B228
JP2016006215A27
JP2009101528A27
USD732054S127

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 49 Sodick patents in 154 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Sodick patent portfolio are Fanuc, Velo3D and Concept Laser.

List of the Companies who’s Patents were rejected citing Sodick –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Sodick PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Fanuc1321
Velo3D68
Concept Laser519
Mitsubishi37
Hewlett-Packard34
Siemens311
General Electric36
Denso22
Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa24
Fuji Corporation22

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Sodick Patents

Top Sodick Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US10569331B211
US10166603B25
US7137435B24
US9592636B24
US6661124B14
US7091146B23
US20080142487A13
US10118239B22
US8899564B22
US20050178744A12
US8525063B22
US8664808B22
US6389942B12
US9254529B22
US6533927B12

What Percentage of Sodick US Patent Applications were Granted?

Sodick (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 181 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 116 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 89.92%.

Below are the key stats of Sodick patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Sodick?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Jciprnet10995.71%
Maier & Maier3896%
Mcdermott Will & Emery2968.97%
Mcdermott Will & Emery3100%
J C Patents2100%

What are Sodick key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Sodick?

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

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

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