Glencore Patents – Key Insights and Stats

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?

Worldwide Patents

Glencore Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

Glencore Patent

How Many Patents did Glencore File Every Year?

Glencore Patent Filing

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 GrantGlencore Applications FiledGlencore Patents Granted
2011108
2012216
20132311
2014289
2015287
2016175
2017216
20181912
20191521
202014
2021411

How Many Patents did Glencore File in Different Countries?

Glencore Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Glencore Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America32
Canada23
Australia22
Peru15
Europe15
China13
South Africa12
Japan10
Mexico10
India10
Brazil9
Spain8
Chile7
Russian Federation6
African Regional Industrial Property Organization6
Eurasian Patent Organization6
Germany5
Turkey4
Indonesia4
Malaysia4
Argentina3
African Intellectual Property Organization3
Serbia3
Poland3
Austria3
Portugal3
Korea (South)3
Colombia2
Croatia2
Sweden1
Hungary1
Cuba1
Ecuador1
Philippines1
Finland1
Thailand1
Belgium1
Ukraine1
Dominican Republic1
Viet Nam1
Guatemala1
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1
New Zealand1

Where are Research Centers of Glencore Patents Located?

Research Centers of Glencore

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 NumberCitation Count
US6290696B1276
US6648878B2201
US7220257B1186
US7022120B2166
US8012147B2129
US8088125B231
US7850681B222
US20090250383A115
US8409266B29
US20060107792A18

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 FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Winston & Strawn Llp5100.00%
Blank Rome Llp250.00%
Lavery De Billy Llp2100.00%
Shackelford Bowen Mckinley & Norton2100.00%
Bulkley Richardson And Gelinas Llp1100.00%
H Roger Hart1100.00%
Michael F Krieger1100.00%
Olive Law Group Pllc10.00%

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 FocusHow Glencore research focus changed over the years?

Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by Glencore?

Updated on December 3, 2021

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