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Ethicon Llc Patent Portfolio Statistics

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Ethicon Llc`s Profile

This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Ethicon Llc look like?

Total Applications: 4430
Granted Patents: 2941
Grant Index 90.63 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 304 (9.37%)
In-Process Applications: 1163
Average Grant Time: 3.43 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.84

Which Technology Area Ethicon Llc is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3731 Sheet Container Making, Package Making, Receptacles, Shoes, Apparel, and Tool Driving or Impacting 1556
3721 Sheet Container Making, Package Making, Receptacles, Shoes, Apparel, and Tool Driving or Impacting 622
3771 Medical & Surgical Instruments, Treatment Devices, Surgery and Surgical Supplies 469
Opap Parked GAU 359
3794 Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices 294

How many patents are Ethicon Llc filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 187*
2020 481
2019 467
2018 548

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Ethicon Llc in USPTO?

Publication number: US20210236124A1

Abstract:
A surgical stapling anvil is disclosed comprising an anvil body including a tissue-facing surface, a plurality of staple forming pockets, and a longitudinal slot. The longitudinal slot comprises a first portion configured to receive a cutting edge of a firing member therethrough and a second portion configured to receive an anvil-camming portion of the firing member therethrough. The anvil further comprises an anvil cap welded to the anvil body, wherein the anvil cap comprises a welded portion and a non-welded portion, wherein the non-welded portion comprises a non-welded width, and wherein the non-welded width is less than or equal to about 105% of the width of the second portion.

Publication date: 2021-08-05
Applicant: Ethicon Llc
Inventors: Harris Jason L


Publication number: US20210338234A1

Abstract:
Articulation joints for use in connection with a surgical instrument that has a portion that must be passed through a trocar or similar structure and then articulated relative to another portion of the instrument received within the trocar. Various embodiments of the articulation joint include at least one flexible driven member to articulate the surgical implement relative to the handle assembly of the instrument.

Publication date: 2021-11-04
Applicant: Ethicon Llc
Inventors: Jeffrey S Swayze


Publication number: US20210307749A1

Abstract:
A staple cartridge assembly is disclosed comprising one or more wire staples and one or more staples formed from a sheet of material.

Publication date: 2021-10-07
Applicant: Ethicon Llc
Inventors: Bakos Gregory J


How are Ethicon Llc’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17236555 Surgical Anvil Arrangements Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17235177 Surgical Instruments Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17225626 Staple Cartridge Comprising Wire Staples And Stamped Staples Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 3731 Tecco, Andrew M
17222977 Cannula Assembly Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17221356 Surgical Stapler With Reversible Polarity Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket