Glencore was founded in 1974 by Marc Rich and is doing business as a Mining & Metals company. The Company offers a wide range of products of Energy, Metals and Minerals, Agriculture, and Commodity marketing. As of November 2021, Glencore has a market cap of $66.56 Billion.
Glencore has a total of 285 patents globally, out of which 140 have been granted. Of these 285 patents, more than 69% patents are active. USA is where Glencore has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Canada and Australia and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Glencore is USA. Australia seems to be the main focused R&D center of Glencore.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of Glencore which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Glencore’s patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Glencore’s patent portfolio.
How many patents does Glencore have?
Glencore has a total of 285 patents globally. These patents belong to 62 unique patent families. Out of 285 patents, 198 patents are active.
How many Glencore patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Glencore File Every Year?
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 Grant||Glencore Applications Filed||Glencore Patents Granted|
How Many Patents did Glencore File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Glencore Filed Patents
|United States Of America||32|
|African Regional Industrial Property Organization||6|
|Eurasian Patent Organization||6|
|African Intellectual Property Organization||3|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||1|
Where are Research Centers of Glencore Patents Located?
10 Best Glencore Patents
US6290696B1 is the most popular patent in the Glencore portfolio. It has received 276 citations so far from companies like Boston Scientific, Medtronic Ablation Frontiers and Channel Medsystems Inc.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Glencore:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
What Percentage of Glencore US Patent Applications were Granted?
Glencore (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 19 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 16 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 88.89%.
Below are the key stats of Glencore patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Glencore?
|Law Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Winston & Strawn Llp||5||100.00%|
|Blank Rome Llp||2||50.00%|
|Lavery De Billy Llp||2||100.00%|
|Shackelford Bowen Mckinley & Norton||2||100.00%|
|Bulkley Richardson And Gelinas Llp||1||100.00%|
|H Roger Hart||1||100.00%|
|Michael F Krieger||1||100.00%|
|Olive Law Group Pllc||1||0.00%|
At its own locations, Glencore has been at the forefront of developing innovative processes and technologies that have been successfully implemented into many of the world’s major mining operations. Glencore mitigates the impact of these issues by creating creative break-through solutions. Orebodies are getting increasingly complex to process, metal prices are decreasing, and costs are growing.
Glencore is committed to promoting its innovations around the world and to continuing to develop technology and solutions to improve efficiencies and ensure the viability of mining operations.
Glencore is seeking to operate for the long-term as it constructs the mine of the future, Onaping Depth at Craig Mine, and invests in its processing facilities through the Process Gas Project, which represents a $1 billion investment in the Ontario economy.
The opportunities provided by sophisticated technology and the digital era have enabled these expenditures. Glencore’s mining projects will be modern, ultra-deep mines with cutting-edge technologies such as battery electric equipment and mine-wide wireless connection between staff and from below to surface once completed.
What are Glencore‘s key innovation segments?
What Technologies are Covered by Glencore Patents?
The chart below distributes patents filed by Glencore in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Glencore thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.
R&D Focus: How Glencore research focus changed over the years?
Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by Glencore?