Voestalpine Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Voestalpine has a total of 4135 patents globally, out of which 2396 have been granted. Of these 4135 patents, more than 40% patents are active. Europe (EPO) is where Voestalpine has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Germany and Austria. Parallelly, Germany seems to be the main focused R&D center and also Austria is the origin country of Voestalpine.

Voestalpine was founded in the year 1938. The Company produces, processes, and distributes steel products and also supplies flat and long steel products to the automotive, household appliance, railroad equipment, and oil and gas industries.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Voestalpine have?

The CEO Herbert Eibensteiner has 8 patents.

How many patents does Voestalpine have?

Voestalpine has a total of 4135 patents globally. These patents belong to 1070 unique patent families. Out of 4135 patents, 1679 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Voestalpine File Every Year?

Voestalpine 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 GrantVoestalpine Applications FiledVoestalpine Patents Granted
202319
202219119
202181141
2020129135
2019198126
201818696
2017173109
201616890
201519270
201417181
2013205105
201294105
201116685

How many Voestalpine patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Voestalpine Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Voestalpine File in Different Countries?

Voestalpine Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Voestalpine Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Europe601
Germany511
Austria320
United States Of America319
China189
Spain188
Korea (South)151
Canada135
Japan133
Brazil108
India98
Poland97
Denmark84
Australia83
Slovenia64
Portugal59
South Africa58
Mexico51
Russia45
Hungary44
Taiwan44
Italy43
Norway41
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)26
United Kingdom26
Croatia25
Netherlands23
Czech Republic18
Sweden17
Ukraine14
France14
Argentina14
Serbia9
Switzerland9
Singapore7
Brunei6
Belarus6
Turkey6
Malaysia5
Slovakia5
Eurasia5
Indonesia4
Lithuania4
Belgium4
New Zealand4
Viet Nam4
Finland3
Morocco3
Algeria2
Bulgaria2
Estonia2
Colombia2
Romania2
Gulf Cooperation Council2
Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro1
Africa1
Uruguay1
United Arab Emirates1
Chile1
Israel1
Tunisia1
Egypt1

Where are Research Centers of Voestalpine Patents Located?

Research Centers of Voestalpine Patents

10 Best Voestalpine Patents

DE102004038626B3 is the most popular patent in the Voestalpine portfolio. It has received 81 citations so far from companies like Magna Powertrain, BMW and Volkswagen.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
DE102004038626B381
WO2005021822A168
US8623108B252
WO2014089593A151
WO2003069004A148
US6764647B246
US8685298B244
WO2005021820A140
TW201029776A39
US7708841B238

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 77 Voestalpine patents in 256 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Voestalpine patent portfolio are Thyssenkrupp, Nippon Steel and Arcelormittal.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Voestalpine –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Voestalpine PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Thyssenkrupp1416
Nippon Steel69
Arcelormittal58
Salzgitter Flachstahl411
Gm Global Technology49
Danieli & C Officine Meccaniche36
Hitachi Metals Ltd35
Benteler Automobiltechnik34
Muhr Und Bender Kg36
Tata Steel210

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Voestalpine Patents

Top Voestalpine Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8613819B28
US7832242B28
US8226883B26
US9677146B25
US8047037B25
US9138797B24
US9080222B24
US10202664B24
US8021497B24
US6632394B23
US20100187291A13
US7708841B23
US20120304448A13
US7648080B23
US8963047B22

What Percentage of Voestalpine US Patent Applications were Granted?

Voestalpine (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 200 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 128 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 75.7%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Voestalpine?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Setter Roche Smith & Shellenberger6766.67%
Glenn Patent Group27100.00%
Greenblum & Bernstein1464.29%
Collard & Roe1258.33%
Fisherbroyles Llp10100.00%
Saliwanchik Lloyd & Eisenschenk1057.14%
Karceski Ip Law Pllc880.00%
Oblon Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt683.33%
Staas & Halsey6100.00%
Arlington Ladas & Parry4100.00%

What are Voestalpine key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Voestalpine?

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

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

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