Steris Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Steris has a total of 3838 patents globally, out of which 2346 have been granted. Of these 3838 patents, more than 57% patents are active. United States of America is where Steris has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Australia. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of Steris.

Steris was founded in 1985 by Raymond Kralovic. Steris provides medical products and services. The Company offers a wide range of infection prevention and procedural surgical products. STERIS serves healthcare, pharmaceutical, and medical device customers worldwide. As of May 2022, Steris has a market cap of $22.53 Billion.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Steris have?

The Founder Rudolf Raymond Kralovic has 0 patents and the CEO Dan Carestio have 0 patents.

How many patents does Steris have?

Steris has a total of 3838 patents globally. These patents belong to 884 unique patent families. Out of 3838 patents, 2220 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Steris File Every Year?

Steris 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 GrantSteris Applications FiledSteris Patents Granted
201112094
2012101120
2013211100
2014235113
2015167109
2016122139
2017130160
2018207142
2019125147
2020103134
202164154
2022649

How many Steris patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Steris Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Steris File in Different Countries?

Steris Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Steris Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America726
Europe437
Australia296
Canada282
Germany269
Japan241
Spain210
Mexico150
India147
China115
United Kingdom92
Austria88
Taiwan72
Korea (South)64
Brazil61
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)51
France27
Malaysia23
Denmark16
New Zealand8
Poland7
Portugal6
Argentina5
Norway5
Israel5
South Africa4
Russia4
Slovenia3
Czech Republic3
Singapore3
Colombia3
Georgia2
Indonesia2
Croatia2
Slovakia2
Viet Nam2
Ecuador2
Hungary2
Philippines2
Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro2
Costa Rica2
Morocco2
Ukraine1
Saudi Arabia1
Estonia1

Where are Research Centers of Steris Patents Located?

Research Centers of Steris Patents

10 Best Steris Patents

US6591239B1 is the most popular patent in the Steris portfolio. It has received 2016 citations so far from companies like Virtual Incision Corporation, Smith & Nephew, Inc and Voicebox Technologies Corporation.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6591239B1216
US6633328B1164
US7089612B2157
US6383505B1117
US6463123B1116
US6378149B1112
US6598275B1109
US6387238B1108
US20070270752A1107
US20080306759A1105

Which Companies are using Steris 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 Steris patent portfolio are United States Endoscopy Group Inc, 3M Innovative Properties Company and Olympus Corporation.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
United States Endoscopy Group Inc14
3M Innovative Properties Company13
Olympus Corporation11
Covidien10
Boston Scientific Scimed Inc8
Bank Of America7
Krones7
Stryker Corporation5
Ecolab Usa Inc5
Endochoice Inc5

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Steris Patents

Top Steris Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6967315B218
US7186374B214
US20080306759A112
US6964788B212
US6734405B212
US6387238B112
US6906296B212
US7354551B211
US20050129571A111
US7803315B210
US7946288B29
US6919057B29
US6463123B18
US7700056B28
US6746613B28

What Percentage of Steris US Patent Applications were Granted?

Steris (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 328 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 282 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 87.7%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Steris?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Fay Sharpe Llp13997.12%
Kusner & Jaffe11379.28%
Hudak Shunk & Farine Co Lpa1787.50%
Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar Llp1291.67%
S C Johnson & Son Inc1190.91%
Thomas E Kocovsky Jr1060.00%
Mark Kusner675.00%
Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan475.00%
Westman Champlin & Koehler Pa3100.00%
Thomas E Kocovsky2100.00%

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What are Steris key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Steris?

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

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

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