Walgreens Boots Alliance Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Walgreens Boots Alliance has a total of 1151 patents globally, out of which 619 have been granted. Of these 1151 patents, more than 45% patents are active. The United States of America is where Walgreens Boots Alliance has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Korea and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Walgreens Boots Alliance is USA & Europe. Parallelly, USA and UK seems to be the main focused R&D center and USA is the origin country of Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Walgreens Boots Alliance was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014. This transaction brought together two leading companies with iconic brands and a shared heritage of healthcare services. Walgreens Boots Alliance brings together some of the best, and most recognized brands in healthcare, retail and beauty, with a purpose to enable more joyful lives through better health. As of January 2022, Walgreens Boots Alliance has a market cap of $46.65 Billion.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance have?

The CEO, Rosalind Brewer has 0 patents.

How many patents does Walgreens Boots Alliance have?

Walgreens Boots Alliance has a total of 1151 patents globally. These patents belong to 525 unique patent families. Out of 1151 patents, 509 patents are active.

How many Walgreens Boots Alliance patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Walgreens Boots Alliance Patents Portfolio

Patent Families

Walgreens Boots Alliance Patents

How Many Patents did Walgreens Boots Alliance File Every Year?

Walgreens Boots Alliance 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 GrantWalgreens Boots Alliance Applications FiledWalgreens Boots Alliance Patents Granted
20111824
20121233
20132121
20146128
20155017
20167514
20175721
20188028
20197343
20202856
20211647
20221

How Many Patents did Walgreens Boots Alliance File in Different Countries?

Walgreens Boots Alliance Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Walgreens Boots Alliance Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America359
United Kingdom103
Europe87
Korea (South)55
Australia47
Japan46
Germany45
Austria27
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)26
Spain25
China23
Canada23
Mexico20
Chile14
France12
Italy11
Hungary11
Portugal11
Malaysia10
Brazil9
Indonesia7
Poland7
India6
Saudi Arabia6
New Zealand5
Bulgaria5
Ukraine5
Russian Federation5
Israel4
Philippines4
South Africa4
Argentina3
Singapore3
Norway2
Czech Republic2
Romania2
Denmark2
Turkey2
Greece1
Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro1
Finland1
Slovakia1
Croatia1
Slovenia1
Lithuania1

Where are Research Centers of Walgreens Boots Alliance Patents Located?

Research Centers of Walgreens Boots Alliance Patents

10 Best Walgreens Boots Alliance Patents

US6202923B1 is the most popular patent in the Walgreens Boots Alliance portfolio. It has received 586 citations so far from companies like Celgene, Biosensors International and Spectrum Dynamics Medical.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Walgreens Boots Alliance:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6202923B1586
US6350269B1564
US6449006B1415
US6290575B1281
US7582095B2232
US20030212363A1225
US7678125B2199
US6510430B1171
USD521386S1129
US8568430B2115

Which Companies are using Walgreens Boots Alliance 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 Walgreens Boots Alliance patent portfolio are Walmart Apollo Llc, Cvs Pharmacy and Elwha Llc.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Walmart Apollo Llc35
Cvs Pharmacy35
Elwha Llc29
Carefusion 303 Inc28
Express Scripts Strategic Development Inc25
IBM22
Mckesson Corporation20
Humana12
Cerner Innovation Inc10
L’Oréal10

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Walgreens Boots Alliance Patents

Top Walgreens Boots Alliance Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6202923B116
US8321236B213
US7866476B212
US7685006B210
US20080069898A110
US10430556B210
US20080126131A19
US20080015894A19
US8165895B28
US7668619B28
US8700430B28
US6958069B28
US8311853B17
US10074076B27
US8626530B17

What Percentage of Walgreens Boots Alliance US Patent Applications were Granted?

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 234 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 196 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 85.96%.

Below are the key stats of Walgreens Boots Alliance patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Walgreen Co Law Department18087.57%
Neal Gerber & Eisenberg11100.00%
Marshall Gerstein & Borun942.86%
Francis Kowalik30.00%
Charles F Pigott Jr1100.00%
Jennifer L Holmes10%
Roy E Mattern Jr1100.00%
Wallenstein & Wagner Ltd10%

Walgreens Boots Alliance is a drugstore, healthcare, and retailing conglomerate. It has served for more than 170 years in 9 countries around the world.

The company is proud of its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. The company’s businesses have been recognized for their Corporate Social Responsibility. WBA is included in FORTUNE’s 2020 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

With the use of new customer experience management technologies and a data platform, Walgreens Boots Alliance has built tailored, omnichannel healthcare and shopping experiences. Walgreens will launch an individually personalised prescription experience for patients using this new customization technology.

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What are Walgreens Boots Alliance’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Walgreens Boots Alliance?

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

R&D Focus: How Walgreens Boots Alliance search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on February 14, 2022

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