Albemarle Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Albemarle has a total of 9489 patents globally, out of which 4326 have been granted. Of these 9489 patents, more than 41% patents are active. United States of America is where Albemarle has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and China. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of Albemarle.

Albemarle was founded in 1994. Albemarle produces specialty chemicals. The Company offers plastics, polymers, and elastomers, as well as cleaning products, agricultural compounds, pharmaceuticals, photographic chemicals, drilling compounds, and biocides. Albemarle focuses on lithium, bromine, refining catalysts, and applied surface treatment. Albemarle markets its products globally. As of May 2022, Albemarle has a market cap of $27.27 Billion.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Albemarle have?

The CEO J Kent Masters have 0 patents.

How many patents does Albemarle have?

Albemarle has a total of 9489 patents globally. These patents belong to 1837 unique patent families. Out of 9489 patents, 3919 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Albemarle File Every Year?

Albemarle Patents 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 GrantAlbemarle Applications FiledAlbemarle Patents Granted
2011421220
2012251226
2013343248
2014225336
2015303261
2016181244
2017352219
2018309226
2019206206
2020158149
202163243
2022187

How many Albemarle patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Albemarle Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Albemarle File in Different Countries?

Albemarle Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Albemarle Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1063
Europe994
China694
Germany678
India654
Japan631
Korea (South)484
Canada451
Brazil307
Spain294
Australia285
Taiwan244
Austria215
Mexico195
Singapore168
Russia121
Poland114
Israel105
Denmark100
South Africa84
Indonesia72
Argentina70
Viet Nam59
Philippines53
Malaysia51
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)49
Chile48
Hungary48
Portugal43
Eurasia32
Peru19
Ukraine16
Jordan15
Colombia11
Saudi Arabia11
Turkey10
New Zealand10
United Kingdom9
Ecuador8
Czech Republic8
Bolivia6
Kazakhstan6
Norway5
Slovenia4
Georgia4
Africa3
Morocco3
Slovakia3
United Arab Emirates2
Finland2
Gulf Cooperation Council2
Egypt2
Macao1
Botswana1
Lithuania1
Costa Rica1
Romania1
Trinidad and Tobago1
France1
Tunisia1
Serbia1
El Salvador1
Sweden1

Where are Research Centers of Albemarle Patents Located?

Research Centers of Albemarle Patents

10 Best Albemarle Patents

US6953494B2 is the most popular patent in the Albemarle portfolio. It has received 359 citations so far from companies like Nalco Company, ADA-ES Inc and Midwest Energy Emissions Corp.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Albemarle:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6953494B2359
US6652738B2288
US6534437B2215
US20030185990A1161
US6566293B1146
US6509291B2138
US20040054044A1132
WO2005035691A1130
US6566296B2122
US6521714B2100

Which Companies are using Albemarle Patents to Advance their Research?

If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.

The top citing companies in the Albemarle patent portfolio are Chemetall Gmbh, Byk-Chemie Gmbh and Henkel.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Chemetall Gmbh31
Byk-Chemie Gmbh19
Henkel17
Basf14
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp13
Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Co13
Ppg Industries Ohio Inc9
Shell Oil Company9
Xerox8
LG7

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Albemarle Patents

Top Albemarle Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6953494B224
US8936836B217
US7615257B212
US20030185990A112
US7226704B211
US20080305341A111
US20040009300A110
US7811366B210
US6875479B210
US9175170B29
US8182874B28
US8153027B28
US20060228481A18
US7897888B27
US20040110629A17

What Percentage of Albemarle US Patent Applications were Granted?

Albemarle (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 772 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 521 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 74.8%.

Below are the key stats of Albemarle patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Albemarle?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Albemarle Corporation36259.86%
Philip M Pippenger15999.14%
Albemarle Netherlands Bv10267.65%
Mcglinchey Stafford Pllc1569.23%
Richard A Schuth Sunedison14100.00%
Alston & Bird Llp10100.00%
Computer Packages Inc10100.00%
Mr Edgar E Spielman Jr1080.00%
Manelli Selter Pllc944.44%
Louis A Morris837.50%

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What are Albemarle’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Albemarle?

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

R&D Focus: How has Albemarle’s search focus changed over the years?

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