UnitedHealth Group Patents – Key Insights and Stats

UnitedHealth Group has a total of 572 patents globally, out of which 239 have been granted. Of these 572 patents, more than 61% patents are active. United States of America is where UnitedHealth Group has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Australia, it has generated an annual revenue of $257 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of UnitedHealth Group.

UnitedHealth Group was founded in the year 1977 by Richard T Burke. Company is doing business in healthcare and insurance. As of January 2022, UnitedHealth Group has a market cap of $472.94 Billion.

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

How many patents does UnitedHealth Group have?

UnitedHealth Group has a total of 572 patents globally. These patents belong to 299 unique patent families. Out of 572 patents, 351 patents are active.

How many UnitedHealth Group patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

UnitedHealth Group Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

UnitedHealth Group Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did UnitedHealth Group File Every Year?

UnitedHealth Group 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 GrantUnitedHealth Group Applications FiledUnitedHealth Group Patents Granted
20112713
2012266
20132822
20144422
2015277
20161725
20172710
20183213
20194618
20208033
20212729

How Many Patents did UnitedHealth Group File in Different Countries?

UnitedHealth Group Worldwide Filing in Top 10 Countries

Countries in which UnitedHealth Group Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America360
Europe20
Australia19
Canada19
Korea (South)19
United Kingdom13
India13
Brazil11
Hungary7
China5
Spain5
Japan4
Portugal3
Austria2
Germany2
Taiwan1
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1
Belgium1
Russia1
Israel1
Argentina1
New Zealand1

Where are Research Centers of UnitedHealth Group Patents Located?

UnitedHealth Group R&D Centers

10 Best UnitedHealth Group Patents

US6915254B1 is the most popular patent in the UnitedHealth Group portfolio. It has received 519 citations so far from companies like Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services, Fuji Photo Film and IBM.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of UnitedHealth Group:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6915254B1519
US6223164B1266
US6112183A234
US20030050799A1176
US20030050802A1175
US6370511B1139
US7526485B2105
US20110077958A189
US6544555B286
USD705242S169

Which Companies are using UnitedHealth Group 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 UnitedHealth Group patent portfolio are IBM, Cerner, 3M.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM41
Cerner19
3M11
Medquist10
Humana7
Apixio7
Nuance Communications7
Philips7
Express Scripts6
Hartford Fire Insurance Company5

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on UnitedHealth Group Patents

UnitedHealth Group Patent Portfolio

Top UnitedHealth Group Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6915254B150
US20030050802A128
US8731966B225
US8301468B216
US8069080B215
US20030050799A115
US20110246220A115
US8799010B214
US20110077958A113
US7765113B213

What Percentage of UnitedHealth Group US Patent Applications were Granted?

UnitedHealth Group (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 43 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 20 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 74.07%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for UnitedHealth Group?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Alston & Bird Llp Unitedhealth Group Incorporated1983.33%
Dorsey & Whitney Llp Minneapolis1062.50%
Seyfarth Shaw Llp475.00%
Norton Rose Fulbright Us Llp2100.00%
Alston & Bird Llp10.00%
Hogan Lovells Us Llp Amazon1100.00%
Mahmoud Razzaghi10.00%

Digital health care has a bright future ahead of it. UnitedHealth Group is assisting in the development of a digital health system that is consumer-centric, integrated, simple, and secure. It is working to enhance health outcomes and reduce costs, as well as to apply scientific best practises in health care to clinical and claims data and to develop a digital health care workforce dedicated to the requirements of consumers and providers.

Optum uses technology and data to deliver care, giving individuals, partners, and clinicians the knowledge and tools they need to improve their health. Optum has three divisions that serve customers.

UnitedHealthcare and Optum are members of the Synaptic Health Alliance, which is looking into using blockchain technology to solve the problem of accurate and efficient data management and exchange across providers.

UnitedHealth Group has also used its clinical skills, resources, and knowledge to help develop and advance COVID-19-fighting solutions. Its teams have created new sorts of testing modules and are actively collaborating with partners to advance prospective treatments and the development of life-saving equipment.

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What are UnitedHealth Group key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by UnitedHealth Group?

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

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

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Updated on February 14, 2022

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