Targus Group International Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Targus Group International has a total of 87 patents globally, out of which 20 have been granted. Of these 87 patents, more than 10% patents are active. United States of America is where Targus Group International has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Australia and Canada. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Targus Group International.

Targus Group International was founded in the year 1983. The Company distributes consumer electronic products. The Company offers rollers, totes, tablet cases, docking stations, cable locks, cooling pads, privacy screens, stylus pens, trays, hubs, cable locks and tip configurator products.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Targus Group International have?

The founder Neil Bruce-Copp has 0 patent and CEO Mikel H. Williams has 0 patent.

How many patents does Targus Group International have?

Targus Group International has a total of 87 patents globally. These patents belong to 45 unique patent families. Out of 87 patents, 9 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Targus Group International File Every Year?

Targus Group International 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 GrantTargus Group International Applications FiledTargus Group International Patents Granted
20191
20182
20171
201611
20153
201442
201381
20127
201121
20105
200991

How many Targus Group International patents are Alive/Dead?

Targus Group International Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Targus Group International File in Different Countries?

Targus Group International Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Targus Group International Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America33
Australia11
Canada5
China5
Europe5
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)2
Austria2
Philippines1
United Kingdom1
Singapore1
Germany1
Korea (South)1
Spain1

Where are Research Centres of Targus Group International Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Targus Group International

10 Best Targus Group International Patents

US20070072474A1 is the most popular patent in the Targus Group International portfolio. It has received 272 citations so far from companies like LG Electronics, Qualcomm and Panasonic.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Targus Group International:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20070072474A1272
US20060153394A199
US20130048203A187
USD716783S181
US20130177304A170
US20130048514A170
US20120112031A170
US20070171201A163
US20080037213A155
US20120075789A153

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Targus Group International patents?

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 25 Targus Group International patents in 144 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Targus Group International patent portfolio are Microsoft Technology, Popsockets and Qualcomm.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Targus Group International –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Targus Group International PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Microsoft Technology515
Popsockets39
Qualcomm24
Sony Corporation24
Bose Corporation23
Portero Holdings22
Digital Ally26
Samsung Electronics28
Apple22
Philips Ip Ventures24

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Targus Group International Patents

Top Targus Group International Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20060153394A114
US20070072474A112
US20130177304A110
US20080037213A14
US20120112031A14
US10410676B24
US20070171201A14
US20140071607A13
US20100279518A13
US20130048514A12
US10002539B22
US7048103B22
US20080110217A12
US20120075789A12
US20130048203A12

What Percentage of Targus Group International US Patent Applications were Granted?

Targus Group International (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 71 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 41 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 60.29%.

Below are the key stats of Targus Group International patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Targus Group International?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Stoel Rives5851.79%
Epstein Edell & Retzer3100.00%
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox3100.00%
Browdy And Neimark2100.00%
Baker Botts1100.00%
Ernest D Buff10%
Jack C Munro1100.00%
Jack M Munro1100.00%
Jones Volentine1100.00%

What are Targus Group International key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Targus Group International?

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

R&D Focus: How has Targus Group International search focus changed over the years?

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