What Did The Patent Landscape of Cigna Look Like?

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Cigna is a global health services company that offers insurance and related products and services to individuals and businesses. It was established in 1982 through the merger of the Insurance Company of North America (INA) and Connecticut General Corporation (CG). Cigna is headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut, and operates in 30 countries around the world, serving over 200 million customers with a wide range of healthcare and related services including medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance, behavioral health, pharmacy, and Medicare solutions. 

Cigna has a total of 391 patents globally. Out of 391 patents, 161 patents are active. 

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

What Did The Patent Landscape Of Cigna Look Like?

What Did The Patent Landscape of Cigna Look Like?

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 Cigna

Publication Type 

Simple Legal Status 

Legal State 

Count of Publications 

APPLICATION 

DEAD 

REJECTED 

41 

WITHDRAWN 

35 

NON-PAYMENT 

9 

LAPSED 

7 

DISCONTINUATION 

5 

EXPIRED 

2 

ABANDONED 

2 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

40 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

32 

UTILITY MODEL 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

92 

DEAD 

NON-PAYMENT 

73 

EXPIRED 

5 

DOUBLE 

2 

PATENT 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

27 

DEAD 

NON-PAYMENT 

12 

CEASED 

2 

EXPIRED 

2 

DESIGN 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

2 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

2 

Technology Domain-wise Patent Trend in Cigna

What Did The Patent Landscape of Cigna Look Like?

The chart above distributes patents filed till 2021 in Cigna 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-20190362268-A1 

0 

0 

0 

43 

135 

178 

US-5706441-A 

49 

52 

39 

13 

5 

158 

CN-102026874-A 

0 

0 

3 

23 

5 

31 

CN-102207997-A 

0 

0 

7 

18 

5 

30 

US-20110125662-A1 

0 

0 

3 

23 

0 

26 

CN-101678903-A 

0 

0 

2 

17 

6 

25 

US-D452693-S1 

0 

0 

2 

20 

1 

23 

CN-103416389-A 

0 

0 

0 

10 

6 

16 

CN-106378356-A 

0 

0 

0 

15 

1 

16 

US-20170189639-A1 

0 

0 

0 

6 

9 

15 

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

What Did The Patent Landscape of Cigna Look Like?

IPC Classification Wise Patent Trend In Cigna

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 

MACHINES, APPARATUS, OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING (B65B) 

40 

21 

53 

EDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF, OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS (G09B) 

32 

21 

66 

FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (F21V) 

23 

9 

39 

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

21 

16 

76 

OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02B) 

19 

12 

63 

CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES (B65D) 

18 

15 

83 

INDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES,  and, RELATING TO THE FORM OR THE KIND OF THE LIGHT SOURCES OR THE COLOUR OF THE LIGHT EMITTED F21K, F21L, F21S, F21V (F21Y) 

16 

6 

38 

NON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS (F21S) 

14 

5 

36 

GENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER BY CONVERSION OF INFRA-RED RADIATION, VISIBLE LIGHT, OR ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, e.g. USING PHOTOVOLTAIC [PV] MODULES (H02S) 

14 

13 

93 

ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (G06F) 

13 

4 

31 

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