Viscofan has a total of 662 patents globally, out of which 363 have been granted. Of these 662 patents, more than 56% patents are active. China is where Viscofan has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and Europe. Parallelly, China seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also Spain is the origin country of Viscofan.
Viscofan was founded in the year 1975. The Company manufactures artificial casings made of cellulose, collagen and plastic for use in the meat industry. The Company also processes and cans olives, asparagus, other vegetables and fruit byproducts.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of Viscofan which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Viscofan patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Viscofan patent portfolio.
How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Viscofan have?
The founder Jaime Echevarría Abona has 0 patent and CEO Juan Ignacio Villegas Díaz has 0 patent.
How many patents does Viscofan have?
Viscofan has a total of 662 patents globally. These patents belong to 195 unique patent families. Out of 662 patents, 377 patents are active.
How Many Patents did Viscofan File Every Year?
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||Viscofan Applications Filed||Viscofan Patents Granted|
How many Viscofan patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Viscofan File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Viscofan Filed Patents
|United States Of America||50|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||13|
|Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro||1|
|Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia||1|
Where are Research Centres of Viscofan Patents Located?
10 Best Viscofan Patents
US20080003270A1 is the most popular patent in the Viscofan portfolio. It has received 77 citations so far from companies like Nestec S.A., Petmatrix LLC and Mars, Incorporated.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Viscofan:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Viscofan patents?
The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Viscofan invention. They couldn’t because Viscofan had protected those before them.
Examiners at the USPTO referred 9 Viscofan patents in 72 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).
The top citing companies in the Viscofan patent portfolio are Flavorseal, Bemis Company and Asahi Kasei Chemicals.
List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Viscofan –
|Company||Number of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Viscofan Patents||Number of Rejections (102 & 103)|
|Asahi Kasei Chemicals||1||1|
|Lts Lohmann Therapie Systeme||1||3|
|Brand Gmbh & Co||1||2|
|Marel Further Processing||1||4|
|Artic Ip Investment||1||2|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Viscofan Patents
Top Viscofan Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of Viscofan US Patent Applications were Granted?
Viscofan (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 4 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 3 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 75.0%.
Below are the key stats of Viscofan patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Viscofan?
|Law Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Fish & Richardson||1||100.00%|
|Maine Cernota & Rardin||1||100.00%|
|Marshall O Toole Gerstein||1||100.00%|
|Michael L Dunn||1||0.00%|
What are Viscofan key innovation segments?
What Technologies are Covered by Viscofan?
The chart below distributes patents filed by Viscofan