Zimmer Biomet Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Zimmer Biomet has a total of 10221 patents globally, out of which 6406 have been granted. Of these 10221 patents, more than 51% patents are active. The United States of America is where Zimmer Biomet has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by European Countries. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Zimmer Biomet.

Zimmer Biomet was founded in 1927 by Bryan Huffman, J. J. Ettinger and Justin O. Zimmer. The company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets medical equipment. It offers orthopaedic, dental, and spinal reconstructive implants, as well as bone cement and related surgical products. Zimmer Biomet Holdings serves patients worldwide. As of October 2022, the market cap of Zimmer Biomet is $22.686 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and CEO of Zimmer Biomet have?

The founders, Bryan Huffman, J. J. Ettinger and Justin O Zimmer, have 0, 33 and 70 patents respectively. The CEO, Bryan C. Hanson, has 0 patents.

How many patents does Zimmer Biomet have?

Zimmer Biomet has a total of 10221 patents globally. These patents belong to 3490 unique patent families. Out of 10221 patents, 5278 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Zimmer Biomet File Every Year?

Zimmer Biomet 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 GrantZimmer Biomet Applications FiledZimmer Biomet Patents Granted
2011621321
2012732400
2013644426
2014631506
2015487500
2016573580
2017422564
2018393473
2019205456
2020160466
202113370
20224832

How many Zimmer Biomet patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Zimmer Biomet Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Zimmer Biomet File in Different Countries?

Zimmer Biomet Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Zimmer Biomet Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America4124
Europe1464
Germany939
Australia531
Canada493
Japan490
China352
Spain170
Austria165
United Kingdom104
Korea (South)90
France60
South Africa55
India38
Denmark28
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)23
Portugal21
Italy20
Brazil17
New Zealand13
Poland10
Israel8
Mexico8
Sweden8
Russia7
Norway7
Cyprus6
Slovenia5
Turkey3
Netherlands3
Taiwan3
Belgium2
Bulgaria2
Switzerland2
Chile2
Hungary2
Ukraine1
Czech Republic1
Argentina1
Colombia1
Philippines1
Singapore1
Costa Rica1
Ecuador1
Indonesia1
Slovakia1

Where are Research Centres of Zimmer Biomet Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Zimmer Biomet

10 Best Zimmer Biomet Patents

US6387113B1 is the most popular patent in the Zimmer Biomet portfolio. It has received 1660 citations so far from companies like Incisive Surgical, Restore Medical and Jmea Corp..

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Zimmer Biomet:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6387113B11660
US6368350B11280
US7052499B21241
US7691106B21221
US6761720B1996
US20030040746A1892
US6641614B1799
US20040143332A1792
US20040147928A1724
USRE38335E1651

Which Companies are using Zimmer Biomet 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 Zimmer Biomet patent portfolio are Depuy Synthes, Smith & Nephew and Globus Medical.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Depuy Synthes276
Smith & Nephew135
Globus Medical115
Arthrex113
Warsaw Orthopedic Inc97
Howmedica Osteonics Corp83
Wright Medical49
Tornier Inc47
Stryker Corporation87
Medos International36
Zb Manufacturing34

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Zimmer Biomet Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Zimmer Biomet

Top Zimmer Biomet Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8574273B236
US20030040746A136
US7749250B232
US7828820B224
US7052499B221
US8562647B220
US7959650B220
US8986345B219
US6641614B119
US8298262B218
US8034090B218
US7695502B218
US9017381B217
US7461574B217
US20040243148A117

What are Zimmer Biomets key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Zimmer Biomet?

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

R&D Focus: How has Zimmer Biomet‘s search focus changed over the years?

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