Unitika Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Unitika has a total of 7181 patents globally, out of which 3242 have been granted. Of these 7181 patents, more than 33% patents are active. Japan is where Unitika has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and the United States of America. Parallelly, Japan seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Unitika.

Unitika was founded in the year 1889. Unitika produces and distributes textiles made of synthetic materials that are used to make clothing and other products for the industrial sector. Cotton, nylon, wool, and polyester textiles are the company’s areas of expertise. Along with producing textiles, Unitika also creates non-textile items like films, chemical resins, and medical and environmental products.

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

How many patents does Unitika have?

Unitika has a total of 7181 patents globally. These patents belong to 5487 unique patent families. Out of 7181 patents, 2404 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Unitika File Every Year?

Unitika 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 GrantUnitika Applications FiledUnitika Patents Granted
2023236
202279180
2021211159
2020260151
2019259142
2018249163
2017307170
2016213129
2015282137
2014326195
2013358227
2012257189
2011280188

How many Unitika patents are Alive/Dead?

Unitika Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Unitika File in Different Countries?

Unitika Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Unitika Filed Patents

CountryPatent
Japan5472
China272
United States Of America198
Korea (South)192
Taiwan185
Europe182
Germany101
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)79
Australia29
Indonesia26
India20
Canada18
Viet Nam9
Austria9
Malaysia6
Spain5
Singapore5
Brazil4
New Zealand4
Chile3
Italy3
Philippines3
Russia2
Thailand2
Norway2
Denmark1
Poland1
Portugal1

Where are Research Centres of Unitika Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Unitika

10 Best Unitika Patents

JP2009091694A is the most popular patent in the Unitika portfolio. It has received 124 citations so far from companies like Dainippon Printing, LG  and Teijin Fibers.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
JP2009091694A124
WO2004104090A1121
JP2005171204A109
US7807773B279
WO2002055598A173
US6818699B271
JP2005350829A71
JP2009235289A68
WO2011126038A166
WO2009025063A166

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 85 Unitika patents in 463 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Unitika patent portfolio are Dow Global Technologies, Dsm Ip and LG.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Unitika –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Unitika PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Dow Global Technologies718
Dsm Ip69
LG614
Samsung617
Fuji Xerox57
Toppan510
Basf35
Ems Patent37
Toyobo36
Henkel36

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Unitika Patents

Top Unitika Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8124277B29
US7666941B28
US7972669B28
US20090246554A18
US7173080B28
US6777096B28
US7351772B27
US7807773B26
US8114521B26
US20090018237A15
US20100056656A15
US9045591B25
US20100197842A15
US20030004248A15
US10072143B24

What Percentage of Unitika US Patent Applications were Granted?

Unitika (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 374 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 248 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 72.94%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Unitika?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Fildes & Outland9761.16%
Sughrue Mion Zinn8086.88%
Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch3065.00%
Wenderoth Lind & Ponack2570.00%
Harness Dickey Troy12100.00%
Hamre Schumann Mueller & Larson1144.44%
Oblon Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt977.78%
Sughrue Rothwell Mion9100.00%
Mcdonald Hopkins8100.00%
Oblon Fisher Spivak6100.00%

What are Unitika key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Unitika?

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

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

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