Zumtobel – Innovative Products are a central key to success: Zumtobel Group among top applicants for patents again

Tridonic and Zumtobel Lighting, two brands of the Zumtobel Group, once again feature among the top applicants for patents in the annual ranking of the European Patent Office.


Austrian companies filed for 2,388 patents with the European Patent Office (EPO) in 2022 – a new record, as recently announced by the EPO.


Tridonic and Zumtobel as innovation drivers
Tridonic is among Austria’s top applicants at the EPO, ranking second with 93 applications in 2022. This makes Tridonic, the technology subsidiary of the Zumtobel Group, one of the most innovative companies in the country. The number of applications for patents filled with the EPO rose by 39 percent compared with the previous year (67 patent applications). Tridonic currently holds 2,586 patents and patent applications – in addition to industrial property rights at the European Patent Office, these also include a large number of CN and US patents.

With 51 new patent applications, Zumtobel Lighting ended up in sixth place of the top applicants from Austria in 2022. Overall, Zumtobel Lighting holds 1,890 patents and patent applications.

Thanks to the innovative strength of its Tridonic and Zumtobel brands, the Zumtobel Group also supports the high patent density of the federal province of Vorarlberg, where the company is headquartered. In a comparison of all federal provinces, Vorarlberg’s companies rank fourth in the number of applications for patents, with a total of 285 applications.


Protecting the company’s innovation
The purpose of patent applications is to ensure that market leadership can also be maintained in the future, and to protect the company’s innovation.

Innovative products are a central key to the Zumtobel Group’s future success. As a global player in the lighting industry we live from the innovative ideas of our brands. Continuously investing in research and development is therefore a top priority for us.

— Alfred Felder, CEO of the Zumtobel Group

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More information on Zumtobel: https://www.zumtobel.com/com-en/index.html  + Zumtobel, a company of the Zumtobel Group. The Zumtobel Group is one of the few global players in the lighting industry. The Group offers a full range of professional indoor and outdoor lighting, lighting management systems and lighting components as well as innovative LED and OLED technology.)

Zumtobel is an internationally leading supplier of integral lighting solutions for professional indoor and outdoor building lighting applications.

For 70 years, Zumtobel has been developing innovative, custom lighting solutions that meet extremely exacting requirements in terms of ergonomics, economic efficiency and environmental compatibility and also deliver aesthetic added value.

As an innovation leader, Zumtobel supplies an extensive range of premium luminaires and lighting control systems for various professional building lighting application areas:

  • Offices and Communication
  • Education and Science
  • Presentation and Retail
  • Hotel and Wellness
  • Art and Culture
  • Health and Care
  • Industry and Engineering
  • Façades and architecture

More information on Alfred Felder (CEO, Zumtobel Group): See the full profile on EMR Executive Services

More information on TRIDONIC: https://www.tridonic.com/com/en/ + Tridonic is a world-leading supplier of lighting technology, supporting its customers with intelligent hardware and software and offering the highest level of quality, reliability and energy savings. As a global driver of innovation in the field of lighting-based network technology, Tridonic develops scalable, future-oriented solutions that enable new business models for lighting manufacturers, building managers, systems integrators, planners and many other types of customers.

To promote the vision of the “Internet of Light”, Tridonic relies on partnerships with other specialists. The goal is the joint development of innovative technological solutions that convert lighting systems into intelligent networks and thereby enable associated services. Its profound, technical industry expertise makes Tridonic an ideal partner for established brands and for newcomers to the market.
Tridonic is the technology company of the Zumtobel Group and is headquartered in Dornbirn, Austria. In the 2021/22 tax year, Tridonic generated sales of €363 million. 1,869 highly skilled employees and a worldwide sales presence in over 70 countries reflect the company’s commitment to the development and deployment of new, smart and connected lighting systems.

More information on Hugo Rohner (CEO, Tridonic): See the full profile on EMR Executive Services


More information on European Patent Office (EPO): https://www.epo.org/ + The European Patent Office (EPO) is one of the largest public service institutions in Europe. Headquartered in Munich with offices in Berlin, Brussels, The Hague and Vienna, the EPO was founded with the aim of strengthening co-operation on patents in Europe. Through the EPO’s centralised patent granting procedure, inventors are able to obtain high-quality patent protection in up to 44 countries, covering a market of some 700 million people. The EPO is also the world’s leading authority in patent information and patent searching.