Theranos Patents – Insights & Stats

Theranos has a total of 370 patents globally, out of which 130 have been granted. Of these 370 patents, more than 50% patents are active. Korea is where Theranos has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by India and New Zealand. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Theranos.

Theranos was founded in 2003 and defunct in 2018, the founder of the company is Elizabeth Holmes. Theranos was doing business in Healthcare Industry. The company was offered a range of products over the Health Diagnostics and Biotechnology.

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

How many patents does Theranos have?

Theranos has a total of 370 patents globally. These patents belong to 113 unique patent families. Out of 370 patents, 187 patents are active.

How many Theranos patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Theranos Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Theranos File Every Year?

Theranos 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 GrantTheranos Applications FiledTheranos Patents Granted
201143
2012246
20134811
20148620
20156020
20162424
2017424
2018215

How Many Patents did Theranos File in Different Countries?

Theranos Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Theranos Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Korea (South)68
India38
New Zealand34
Mexico34
Singapore24
Japan22
United States Of America14
Australia12
European Patent Office9
Spain9
Russian Federation5
Poland4
Thailand3
Taiwan3
Canada3
Argentina2
Israel2
Austria1
China1
Denmark1
United Kingdom1
Malaysia1
Portugal1
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1
Brazil1
South Africa1

Where are Research Centers of Theranos Patents Located?

Research Centers of Theranos Patents

10 Best Theranos Patents

US20120309636A1 is the most popular patent in the Theranos portfolio. It has received 207 citations so far from companies like Gauss Surgical, Siemens Healthcare and Boule Medical.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20120309636A1207
US20090318775A1187
US20140170735A1149
WO2013052318A1147
US20060264783A1104
US20130074614A197
US20060264779A193
US20080113391A175
US20130080071A172
WO2014127379A158

What Percentage of Theranos US Patent Applications were Granted?

Theranos (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 330 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 189 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 75%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Theranos?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Labrador Diagnostics24873.94%
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox2387.50%
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati40.00%

Theranos claimed to have invented devices that use tiny blood volumes to automate and miniaturize blood tests. Theranos’ blood collecting vessel was dubbed the “nanotainer,” while its analysis machine was dubbed the “Edison.”

The company rose to prominence by providing blood tests that required fewer blood samples that could be taken at home in a less intrusive manner than currently available methods. Theranos claimed to have spent over a decade developing a breakthrough proprietary technology while operating in “stealth mode.”

The capacity to deliver on the promise of requiring less blood for analysis was a major factor in developing an effective testing method. The testing technique was expected to be significantly reliant on data, and the examination of fresh samples was supposed to develop the entire testing system. As a result, expanding the firm may theoretically improve the machines that analyse the samples because the sample size they worked with grew, allowing the technology to become more precise. By simplifying testing and targeting non-consumers, Theranos aimed to disrupt the laboratory sector as we know it. Servicing the non-consumption sector would result in ever-growing data pools, which would lead to improved testing, analysis, and diagnosis.

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What are Theranos’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Theranos?

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

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

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