WestRock has a total of 9755 patents globally, out of which 4300 have been granted. Of these 9755 patents, more than 24% patents are active. United States of America is where WestRock has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Canada. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of WestRock.
WestRock was founded in 1953 by Scott Ford. WestRock Company provides corrugated packaging solutions. The Company offers merchandising displays, paperboard, folding cartons, kraft papers, protective packaging, and pulp. WestRock serves customers worldwide. As of March 2022, WestRock has a market cap of $12.62 Billion.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of WestRock which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find WestRock patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over WestRock patent portfolio.
How many patents does the CEO of WestRock have?
The CEO, David Sewell have 1 patent.
How many patents does WestRock have?
WestRock has a total of 9755 patents globally. These patents belong to 2812 unique patent families. Out of 9755 patents, 2354 patents are active.
How Many Patents did WestRock 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||WestRock Applications Filed||WestRock Patents Granted|
How many WestRock patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did WestRock File in Different Countries?
Countries in which WestRock Filed Patents
|United States Of America||1448|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||140|
|Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro||1|
Where are Research Centers of WestRock Patents Located?
10 Best WestRock Patents
US20020070139A1 is the most popular patent in the WestRock portfolio. It has received 155 citations so far from companies like Graphic Packaging International and Georgia-Pacific Corporation.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of WestRock:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
Which Companies are using WestRock 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 WestRock patent portfolio are Graphic Packaging International, International Paper Company and Bank Of America.
List of the top forward citing Companies –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Graphic Packaging International Llc||63|
|International Paper Company||17|
|Bank Of America||11|
|Georgia-Pacific Corrugated Llc||6|
|Procter & Gamble||5|
|Antares Capital Lp||5|
|Abl Ip Holding Llc||5|
|Rtc Industries Inc||4|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on WestRock Patents
Top WestRock Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of WestRock US Patent Applications were Granted?
WestRock (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 849 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 644 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 85.3%.
Below are the key stats of WestRock patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for WestRock?
|Law Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Silgan Dispensing Systems||42||89.47%|
|Thompson Coburn Llp||29||100.00%|
|Dykema Gossett Pllc||11||100.00%|
|H G Bruss||10||100.00%|
|Gordon & Jacobson Pc||7||100.00%|
|Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear Llp||6||100.00%|
|Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner||4||75.00%|
|Howard G Bruss Esq||4||100.00%|
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