Anglo American Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Anglo American has a total of 4422 patents globally, out of which 2492 have been granted. Of these 4422 patents, more than 46% patents are active. The UK is where Anglo American has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and European Countries. Parallelly, the UK seems to be the main focused R&D centre of Anglo American.

Anglo American was founded in the year 1917 by Ernest Oppenheimer. Anglo American is a British listed multinational mining company with headquarters in London, England. As of March 2023, Anglo American has a market cap of $43.91 Billion.

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

How many patents does Anglo American have?

Anglo American has a total of 4422 patents globally. These patents belong to 1375 unique patent families. Out of 4422 patents, 2068 patents are active.

How many patent applications did Anglo American file every year?

Anglo American 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 GrantAnglo American Applications FiledAnglo American Patents Granted
2022101102
2021123121
2020248127
201915095
201816681
2017145116
2016231124
2015146109
2014153147
2013274189
2012341296
2011509291

How many Anglo American Patents are Alive/Dead?

Anglo American Patent Portfolio

What is the Count of Anglo American Patents in Different Countries?

Anglo American Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Anglo American Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United Kingdom608
United States Of America451
Europe344
China309
Japan264
India188
South Africa160
Germany154
Australia142
Canada139
Macao133
Korea (South)132
Taiwan121
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)94
Malaysia85
Russia77
Singapore60
Austria57
Brazil56
Mexico40
Africa37
Poland36
Spain31
Israel28
Norway24
Chile23
Peru22
Indonesia19
Argentina15
Honduras14

What Technologies are covered by Anglo American Patents?

Technology Area of Anglo American

Anglo American creates and adopts a wide range of technological innovations, the one thing that continually sets them apart and ensures they are always innovative is their approach towards mining and their efforts towards environment protection.

Using connected technology in the mining industry is referred to as “Smart Mining. It includes patents related to real-time monitoring during precision mining, monitoring the concentration of a gas, atmospheric detection system for an automated mining system among many.

Sustainable mining” is the practise of extracting vital resources while enhancing social, economic, and environmental results. The patents related to the same include fertiliser composition, apparatus for the treatment of air, Method for removing pollutants from effluents with electrolytic treatment etc.

Among the patents which were filed in 2022, the areas of technology that have been covered by Anglo American are mostly related to Manufacturing & Composition and Cutting & Grinding.

Patents filed in the Manufacturing & Composition category mainly consists of polycrystalline superhard material composition, and manufacturing of catalysts among many other such patents.

Patents related to Cutting & Grinding include Cutter Tool & its assembly.

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

Technology Protected in different countries by Anglo American

R&D Focus: How Anglo American’s Research Focus Changed Over the Years?

Anglo American's Technology through the years

10 Best Anglo American Patents

US6354771B1 is the most popular patent in the Anglo American portfolio. It has received 172 citations so far from companies like Boart Longyear, Schlumberger Technology Corporation, and The Sollami.

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6354771B1172
WO2004106004A1122
WO2004106003A189
WO2006032982A185
USD602799S164
USD601913S160
WO2004040095A160
WO2007020518A153
US6391215B151
US7575805B250

Which Companies are using Anglo American’s 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-cited technologies in the Anglo American patent portfolio are Media Streaming, Content Recommendation, and Distributed Computing. Smith International, Baker Hughes, and Bank Of America as the top forward citing assignees.

CompanyNumber of Patents
Smith International8
Baker Hughes8
Bank Of America6
Diamond Innovations6
Sumitomo Electric Industries7
Halliburton Energy Services Inc4
The Sollami Company4
Carrier Corporation3
Procter & Gamble3
Chase Bank3

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Anglo American Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Anglo American

Top Anglo American Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8490721B214
US8590643B213
US9624135B26
US7943485B26
US7867438B26
US20060093859A14
US6350973B24
US7575805B24
US9188542B23
US9671140B23
US9457543B23
US20130199693A13
US8757299B23
US20090324440A13
US9250193B23

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