Weir Group Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Weir Group has a total of 4722 patents globally, out of which 2808 have been granted. Of these 4722 patents, more than 62% patents are active. The Australia is where Weir Group has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and Canada. Parallelly, The Australia seems to be the main focused R&D center and also United Kingdom is the origin country of Weir Group.

Weir Group was founded in 1871. The Company is an engineering solutions provider focused on the minerals, oil and gas and power markets. The Company manufactures and supplies engineering products and services for mining and minerals processing, power generation, oil and gas production, water supply and other industrial uses, as well as supplies pumps, valves, compressors and turbines.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Weir Group have?

The Founder George Weir has 0 patent and James Weir has 34 patents and the CEO Jon Stanton have 0 patent.

How many patents does Weir Group have?

Weir Group has a total of 4722 patents globally. These patents belong to 1168 unique patent families. Out of 4722 patents, 2969 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Weir Group File Every Year?

Weir Group 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 GrantWeir Group Applications FiledWeir Group Patents Granted
20232487
2022104253
2021217244
2020227194
2019267251
2018223197
2017320168
2016257198
2015141136
2014225136
2013238120
201232185

How many Weir Group patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Weir Group Patent Portfolio

 How Many Patents did Weir Group File in Different Countries?

Weir Group Worldwide Patent Filing

 Countries in which Weir Group Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Australia617
United States Of America455
Canada286
China283
Brazil228
Europe227
South Africa219
Chile188
Peru138
India128
Eurasia126
Indonesia124
Germany113
Mexico109
United Kingdom103
Japan89
Korea (South)78
Argentina77
Spain74
Poland59
Philippines59
New Zealand48
Russia48
Mongolia46
Africa44
Austria31
Ukraine29
Taiwan28
Israel28
Malaysia28
Portugal25
Norway25
Jordan22
Denmark21
Slovakia18
Slovenia17
Gulf Cooperation Council14
Hungary14
Uzbekistan13
Lithuania13
Croatia13
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)12
Viet Nam12
Serbia11
Colombia11
Turkey10
Italy10
Papua New Guinea10
Singapore9
Netherlands7
Kenya5
Malta4
Ecuador4
Pakistan4
Morocco4
Panama4
Africa4
Cyprus3
Finland2
Czech Republic2
Saudi Arabia2
Bolivia2
Bulgaria2
Botswana1
Brunei1
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1
Uruguay1
France1
Albania1

Where are Research Centers of Weir Group Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Weir Group

 10 Best Weir Group Patents

US6735890B2 is the most popular patent in the Weir Group portfolio. It has received 220 citations so far from companies like Esco Corporation, Italricambi Spa and Caterpillar.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Weir Group:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6735890B2220
US7367144B2161
US6729052B2134
US6986216B2118
US7100315B2113
US7174661B2110
US7882649B2105
US7178274B2105
US9222243B297
US20100322802A197

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 137 Weir Group patents in 646 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Weir Group patent portfolio are Esco Group, Spm Flow Control and Metalogenia.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Weir Group –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Weir Group PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Esco Group2246
Spm Flow Control1125
Metalogenia412
Cqms23
National Oilwell Varco23
Bp Corporation13
Krones13
Bp Exploration13
Robert Bosch12
Caterpillar139

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Weir Group Patents

Top Weir Group Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7878254B211
US7730651B28
US7178274B27
US10011975B27
US20150085123A16
US8622706B25
US20100154894A15
US9030332B25
US9222243B25
US9222353B25
US8411930B25
US10783610B25
US9418309B24
US20170039517A14
US9242247B24

What Percentage of Weir Group US Patent Applications were Granted?

Weir Group (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 Weir Group patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Weir Group?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Barta Jones & Foley366.67%
Esco Group1100.00%

What are Weir Group key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Weir Group?

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

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

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