7-Eleven Patents – Key Insights and Stats

7-Eleven has a total of 138 patents globally, out of which 64 have been granted. Of these 138 patents, more than 97% patents are active. Canada is where 7-Eleven has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and European Countries, it has generated an annual revenue of $69.15 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, the USA seems to be the main focused R&D centre of 7-Eleven.

7-Eleven was founded in the year 1927 by Joe C. Thompson. The corporation is located in Dallas, Texas, and operates an international retail convenience store chain. As of June 2022, 7-Eleven has a market cap of $36.77 Billion.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of 7-Eleven which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find 7-Eleven patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over 7-Eleven patent portfolio.

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of 7-Eleven have?

The founder, Joe C. Thompson, has 0 patents. The CEO, Joseph DePinto, has 0 patents.

How many patents does 7-Eleven have?

7-Eleven has a total of 138 patents globally. These patents belong to 21 unique patent families. Out of 138 patents, 134 patents are active.

How Many Patents did 7-Eleven File Every Year?

7-Eleven 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 Grant7-Eleven Applications Filed7-Eleven Patents Granted
2013 –1
2016 –1
2017 –2

How many 7-Eleven patents are Alive/Dead?

7-Eleven Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did 7-Eleven File in Different Countries?

7-Eleven Worldwide Patent Filing

Where are Research Centres of 7-Eleven Patents Located?

Of the 21 R&D Centres, all of them are located in the United States.

10 Best 7-Eleven Patents

US10621444B1 is the most popular patent in the 7-Eleven portfolio. It has received 11 citations so far from companies like Axis, Google, and Amazon Technologies.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of 7-Eleven:

Publication NumberCitation Count


What are 7-Eleven’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by 7-Eleven?

The chart below distributes patents filed by 7-Eleven in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where 7-Eleven thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D Focus: How has 7-Eleven‘s search focus changed over the years?


Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by 7-Eleven?

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