TBM Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

TBM has a total of 468 patents globally, out of which 224 have been granted. Of these 468 patents, more than 72% patents are active. The Japan is where TBM has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Korea (South) and United States of America. Parallelly, The Japan seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of TBM.

TBM was founded in 2011. The Company manufactures and distributes limex products. The Company produces limex paper products, limex plastics and other products. The Company also provides installation services.

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

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

The Founders Koji Sakamoto has 0 patent, Momo Nakatani has 0 patent, Sumi Yuichiro has 73 patents, Tetsuya Imamura has 0 patents and Adam Bowen has 0 patents and the CEO Yamasaki Nobuyoshi ha 22 patents.

How many patents does TBM have?

TBM has a total of 468 patents globally. These patents belong to 232 unique patent families. Out of 468 patents, 338 patents are active.

How Many Patents did TBM File Every Year?

TBM 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 Grant TBM Applications Filed TBM Patents Granted
2023 5 37
2022 46 31
2021 40 13
2020 84 27
2019 36 21
2018 29 20
2017 47 7
2016 36 6
2015 12 10
2014 25 10
2013 29 7
2012 31 9


How many TBM patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents TBM Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did TBM File in Different Countries?

TBM Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which TBM Filed Patents

Country Patents
Japan 128
Korea (South) 77
United States Of America 34
Europe 29
China 29
India 24
Viet Nam 11
Germany 11
Taiwan 9
Austria 7
Philippines 7
Saudi Arabia 5
Indonesia 4
Russia 4
Norway 3
Denmark 3
Spain 2
Canada 2
Poland 2
Hungary 2
Portugal 2
Brazil 2
Malaysia 1
Turkey 1
Hong Kong (S.A.R.) 1
United Arab Emirates 1
Malta 1
South Africa 1
Egypt 1
Mongolia 1
Kenya 1
Slovakia 1
Morocco 1

Where are Research Centers of TBM Patents Located?

R&D Centers of TBM

 10 Best TBM Patents

WO2014109267A1 is the most popular patent in the TBM portfolio. It has received 54 citations so far from companies like Yupo Corporation, Canon Finetech Nisca and Anhui Jiayang New Material Technology.

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

Publication Number Citation Count
WO2014109267A1 54
US20170328649A1 37
WO2012165311A1 23
JP2018048229A 18
JP4153192B2 16
JP4435926B2 13
WO2016051612A1 11
US8131267B2 10
JP2020158560A 10
JP2020066721A 10

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 4 TBM patents in 45 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the TBM patent portfolio are Apple, Google and Amazon Technologies.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing TBM –

Company Number of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing TBM Patents Number of Rejections (102 & 103)
Apple 2 10
Google 2 3
Amazon Technologies 1 3
Novamont 1 2
Microsoft Technology 1 1
Canon Finetech 1 1
Sensory Incorporated 1 1
Centurylink Intellectual Property 1 3
Medigram 1 2
Crexendo 1 4

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on TBM Patents

Top TBM Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent Number Count of Rejected Applications
US8131267B2 10
US9008628B2 6
US9290613B2 3
US10669387B2 1

What Percentage of TBM US Patent Applications were Granted?

TBM (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 25 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 6 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 60.0%. Below are the key stats of TBM patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for TBM?

Law Firm Total Applications Success Rate
Cantor Colburn 24 60.00%
Perilla Knox & Hildebrandt 1 0%

What are TBM key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by TBM?

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

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


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