Toto Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Toto has a total of 7693 patents globally, out of which 4786 have been granted. Of these 7693 patents, more than 73% patents are active. Japan is where Toto has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by the USA and China. Parallelly, Japan seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of Toto.

Toto was founded in the year 1917 by Kazuchika Okura. The Company manufactures and sells china, earthenware fittings, and bathroom accessories. The Company’s products include ceramic toilet fixtures and sinks, bath tubs, dressers, and solar powered water heaters.

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

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

The Founder Kazuchika Okura has 0 patents and the CEO Noriaki Kiyota has 0 patents.

How many patents does Toto have?

Toto has a total of 7693 patents globally. These patents belong to 5374 unique patent families. Out of 7693 patents, 5641 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Toto File Every Year?

Toto 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 GrantToto Applications FiledToto Patents Granted
20231156
2022226634
2021403678
2020607833
2019771814
2018899740
2017929157
2016666117
201552481
201449283
201330770
201223068
201119440

How many Toto patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Toto Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Toto File in Different Countries?

Toto Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Toto Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Japan4322
United States Of America589
China534
Germany259
Europe201
Taiwan198
Korea (South)142
Viet Nam135
Indonesia110
Malaysia108
Brazil105
Norway81
France72
Africa66
India63
Canada56
United Kingdom55
Singapore46
Gulf Cooperation Council39
Australia33
United Arab Emirates30
Russia28
Mexico27
South Africa24
Philippines23
Argentina21
Denmark18
Saudi Arabia15
Bolivia12
Eurasia10
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)10
Brunei10
Spain8
Egypt8
Poland7
Kazakhstan6
Turkey6
Chile5
Italy4
Kenya3
Cyprus3
Austria3
Thailand3
Ecuador3
Israel2
Dominican Republic2
Peru2
Czech Republic2
Uruguay1
Ireland1
Cambodia1
Tunisia1
Colombia1
Monaco1
Uzbekistan1
Belgium1
Portugal1
Ukraine1
Netherlands1

Where are Research Centers of Toto Patents Located?

Research Centers of Toto Patents

10 Best Toto Patents

US20060005310A1 is the most popular patent in the Toto portfolio. It has received 78 citations so far from companies like Geberit International Ag, Caroma Industries Limited, and Kohler Co.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20060005310A178
US6426010B162
JP2018048397A47
USD516675S146
CN1576473A38
JP2010037923A36
US20100186158A135
JP2002021149A32
CN101506439A30
JP2003093914A30

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 62 Toto patents in 188 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Toto patent portfolio are Applied Materials, Total Sa and Landmark Graphics Corporation.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Toto –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Toto PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Applied Materials610
Total Sa69
Landmark Graphics Corporation48
Samsung47
Lixil Corporation311
IBM33
Lam Research37
Onesubsea Ip Uk Limited23
Ngk Insulators24
Boe Technology Group Co25

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Toto Patents

Top Toto Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9960067B211
US8092670B25
US10119374B25
US20100186158A14
US9994487B24
US20060075680A14
US6426010B13
US10090564B23
US8592949B23
US10738453B23
US20130176822A13
US9861956B22
US10002978B22
US10923382B22
US20150004518A12

What Percentage of Toto US Patent Applications were Granted?

Toto (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 804 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 598 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 80.14%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Toto?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Carrier Shende And Associates Pc18866.46%
Studebaker & Brackett Pc10593.94%
Crowell7761.04%
Pearne & Gordon Llp7295.38%
Bakerhostetler6592.16%
Brooks Kushman4290.48%
Amin Turocy & Watson Llp31100.00%
Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch Llp1275.00%
Finnegan Henderson Farabow1275.00%
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Llp1160.00%

What are Toto‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Toto?

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

R&D Focus: How has Toto‘s search focus changed over the years?

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