WestRock Patents – Key Insights and Stats

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?

WestRock 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 GrantWestRock Applications FiledWestRock Patents Granted
2011314148
2012391139
2013357145
2014241138
2015235146
2016212114
2017225105
201824885
201926093
202022192
2021137117
202220

How many WestRock patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

WestRock Patents Portfolio

Patent Families

WestRock Patents

How Many Patents did WestRock File in Different Countries?

WestRock Worldwide Patents

Countries in which WestRock Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1448
Europe879
Canada628
Germany488
Japan461
Australia445
China432
Mexico427
United Kingdom397
Brazil353
Austria304
Spain298
Korea (South)249
Taiwan190
India157
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)140
Denmark133
Russia132
Argentina114
Portugal108
Poland98
Czech Republic67
New Zealand62
Chile59
Europe53
Malaysia48
Italy44
Hungary42
Singapore36
Slovakia31
France28
South Africa27
Israel25
Slovenia22
Viet Nam19
Indonesia18
Norway17
Saudi Arabia15
Romania15
Colombia15
 Brunei12
Philippines12
Morocco10
Finland8
Estonia8
Sweden5
Bulgaria4
Turkey3
Peru3
Croatia3
Ukraine2
Uruguay2
Africa2
Switzerland2
Serbia2
Greece2
Cyprus1
Belarus1
Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro1
Algeria1
Costa Rica1

Where are Research Centers of WestRock Patents Located?

Research Centers of WestRock Patents

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 NumberCitation Count
US20020070139A1155
US6478219B1151
US20040099558A1148
US6752272B2132
US7922437B1132
US6902104B2125
US6863175B2125
US6669083B2125
US6913149B2122
US6412636B1118

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 –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Graphic Packaging International Llc63
International Paper Company17
Bank Of America11
Hewlett-Packard6
Georgia-Pacific Corrugated Llc6
Procter & Gamble5
Antares Capital Lp5
Abl Ip Holding Llc5
Samsung Electronics4
Rtc Industries Inc4

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on WestRock Patents

Top WestRock Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8874477B251
US7340393B215
US7672872B214
US7588149B29
US6666610B18
US7237674B28
US8342335B28
US7401702B27
US7743970B27
US20050176321A17
US7780067B27
US20100308055A16
US6719191B16
US6688515B16
US20070029223A16

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 FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Westrock Company69582.65%
Silgan Dispensing Systems4289.47%
Thompson Coburn Llp29100.00%
Dykema Gossett Pllc11100.00%
H G Bruss10100.00%
Gordon & Jacobson Pc7100.00%
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear Llp6100.00%
Tsugihiko Suzuki5100.00%
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner475.00%
Howard G Bruss Esq4100.00%

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What are WestRock key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by WestRock?

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

R&D Focus: How WestRock’s search focus changed over the years?

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