Waters Corporation Patents – Insights & Stats

Waters Corporation has a total of 4165 patents globally, out of which 2268 have been granted. Of these 4165 patents, more than 58% patents are active. United Kingdom is where Waters Corporation has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by USA and Europe. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of Waters Corporation.

Waters Corporation was founded in 1958 by James (Jim) Logan Waters. Waters Corporation provides high-performance liquid chromatography products and services. The Company distributes its products worldwide to a wide range of industries such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and environmental testing. Waters also designs, manufactures, sells, and services thermal analysis, rheometry, calorimetry instruments, and related software products. As of May 2022, Waters Corporation has a market cap of $19.53 Billion.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Waters Corporation have?

The Founder James (Jim) Logan Waters has 2 patents and the CEO Udit Batra have 34 patents.

How many patents does Waters Corporation have?

Waters Corporation has a total of 4165 patents globally. These patents belong to 928 unique patent families. Out of 4165 patents, 2441 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Waters Corporation File Every Year?

Waters Corporation 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 GrantWaters Corp Applications FiledWaters Corp Patents Granted
201115975
201234792
2013202121
2014378116
2015322150
2016333159
2017191192
2018156228
2019262192
2020150209
2021102197
2022854

How many Waters Corporation patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Waters Corporation Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Waters Corporation File in Different Countries?

Waters Corporation Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Waters Corporation Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United Kingdom1188
United States Of America803
Europe457
Germany438
Japan238
Canada224
China163
Korea (South)37
Austria33
India27
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)25
Singapore18
Australia16
Sweden2
Israel2
Russia1
Portugal1
Indonesia1
Spain1
Malaysia1
Mexico1

Where are Research Centers of Waters Corporation Patents Located?

Research Centers of Waters Corporation Patents

10 Best Waters Corporation Patents

US6717130B2 is the most popular patent in the Waters Corporation portfolio. It has received 163 citations so far from companies like Shimadzu Corporation, Micromass Ltd and Thermo Fisher Scientific (Bremen) Gmbh.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Waters Corporation:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6717130B2163
US6906319B2146
US6891157B2131
US6586727B2119
US20050092910A1111
US6914241B290
US6373052B190
US6812453B288
US6992283B278
US6794641B276

Which Companies are using Waters Corporation 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 Waters Corporation patent portfolio are Shimadzu Corp, Dh Technologies Development Pte Ltd and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Shimadzu Corp34
Dh Technologies Development Pte Ltd30
Thermo Fisher Scientific27
Thermo Finnigan Llc25
Bruker Daltonik Gmbh21
Leco Corporation10
Perkinelmer Health Sciences Inc10
Agilent Technologies9
Purdue Research Foundation8
Hitachi High-Tech Corporation4

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Waters Corporation Patents

Top Waters Corporation Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6891157B215
US9679752B210
US6586727B210
US20130207767A19
US9046448B29
US9880129B29
US9821306B29
US9685313B28
US7919747B26
US8237106B26
US8022358B26
US20060186028A15
US8283626B25
US7141785B24
US6835928B24

What Percentage of Waters Corporation US Patent Applications were Granted?

Waters Corporation (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 859 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 568 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 81.03%.

Below are the key stats of Waters Corporation patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Waters Corporation?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Womble Bond Dickinson Us Llp21180.28%
Schmeiser Olsen & Watts Llp16481.90%
Waters Technologies Corporation16077.85%
Locke Lord Llp5961.11%
Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni Pllc5785.71%
Seyfarth Shaw Llp42100.00%
Muirhead And Saturnelli Llc2378.26%
Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni Pllc2183.33%
Anthony J Janiuk1492.86%
Paul Hastings Llp14100.00%

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What are Waters Corporation key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Waters Corporation?

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

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

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