What Did The Patent Landscape of Abbott Look Like?

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Abbott is a multinational healthcare company that specializes in the development and manufacture of medical devices, diagnostic equipment, and pharmaceuticals. Established in 1888, Abbott has a long-standing reputation as a leader in the healthcare industry, and its products are used in over 160 countries worldwide. As of April 2023, Abbott’s market capitalization is around $230 billion USD, reflecting the company’s continued success in providing innovative solutions to address some of the world’s most pressing healthcare challenges. 

Abbott has a total of 13956 patents families globally. Out of 13956patents families, 1397 patents families are active   

Have a look at some of the most well-known patents held by Abbott that we have covered in this article. You can also get information on Abbott patents, the global patent filing activity country-wise, its historical patent filing trends, and many more statistics regarding Abbott’s patent portfolio. 

Patent-Application Success Trend Year Wise in Abbott

This chart shows the number of applications filed and the number of grants from these applications. Grant rate is a good indicator to identify successful applications and the graph helps to understand the progress in the technology area. 

Detailed Patent Portfolio Of Abbott

Publication Type 

Simple Legal Status 

Legal State 

Count of Publications 

PATENT 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

4633 

NON-PAYMENT 

672 

CEASED 

636 

ABANDONED 

76 

REVOKED 

76 

DISCONTINUATION 

76 

WITHDRAWN 

76 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

538 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

76 

UNDETERMINED 

UNDETERMINED 

76 

APPLICATION 

DEAD 

LAPSED 

1929 

EXPIRED 

1283 

DISCONTINUATION 

694 

WITHDRAWN 

630 

ABANDONED 

459 

NON-PAYMENT 

454 

CEASED 

246 

REJECTED 

165 

REVOKED 

76 

DOUBLE 

76 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

529 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

143 

PUBLISHED 

97 

UNDETERMINED 

UNDETERMINED 

76 

DESIGN 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

295 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

138 

UTILITY MODEL 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

116 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

76 

NON-PAYMENT 

76 

CEASED 

76 

DOUBLE 

76 

OTHERS 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

76 

DEAD 

NON-PAYMENT 

76 

REVOKED 

76 

EXPIRED 

76 

Technology Domain-wise Patent Trend in Abbott

What Did The Patent Landscape of Abbott Look Like?

The chart above distributes patents filed till 2021 in Abbott on the basis of the technology protected in patents. This helps to understand the most frequently used concepts and the key focus areas in the technology space.

Top Publications In The Domain With Their Forward Citation Frequency

The table below depicts the patents with most number of forward citations. These patents are likely to be the source of advancement in the domain and can be considered as valuable and core inventions. 

Publication Number 

Year Wise Break Down 

Count of Citing Patents 

< 2006 

2006-2010 

2011-2015 

2016-2020 

>2020 

US-6175752-B1 

222 

885 

1090 

870 

320 

3387 

US-5593852-A 

129 

574 

769 

561 

189 

2222 

US-6134461-A 

68 

208 

771 

562 

217 

1826 

US-6579690-B1 

16 

199 

722 

564 

265 

1766 

US-6560471-B1 

18 

192 

723 

544 

226 

1703 

US-6143164-A 

83 

240 

653 

490 

166 

1632 

US-6591125-B1 

24 

187 

662 

522 

180 

1575 

US-7008435-B2 

5 

67 

264 

728 

399 

1463 

US-6616686-B2 

6 

51 

279 

713 

383 

1432 

US-7108709-B2 

1 

40 

264 

707 

382 

1394 

Who Were The Leading Patent Filers Countries Till 2021 In Abbott? 

What Did The Patent Landscape of Abbott Look Like?

IPC Classification Wise Patent Trend In Abbott

The table below represents the top 10 market domains according to their IPC classification where inventors believed it was critical to safeguard certain technical inventions. 

IPC Classification 

Number of Applications 

Number of Granted 

% Granted 

PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (A61K) 

3027 

905 

30 

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (C07D) 

2121 

861 

41 

SPECIFIC THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITY OF CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS OR MEDICINAL PREPARATIONS (A61P) 

1859 

428 

23 

INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES (G01N) 

1514 

549 

36 

FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS (A61F) 

1243 

541 

44 

DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR (A61M) 

1094 

545 

50 

DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (A61B) 

850 

316 

37 

ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (C07C) 

664 

346 

52 

PEPTIDES (C07K) 

623 

190 

30 

MEASURING OR TESTING PROCESSES INVOLVING ENZYMES, NUCLEIC ACIDS OR MICROORGANISMS; COMPOSITIONS OR TEST PAPERS THEREFOR; PROCESSES OF PREPARING SUCH COMPOSITIONS; CONDITION-RESPONSIVE CONTROL IN MICROBIOLOGICAL OR ENZYMOLOGICAL PROCESSES (C12Q) 

568 

201 

35 

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