BHP Patents – Key Insights and Stats

BHP has a total of 1279 patents globally, out of which 499 have been granted. Of these 1279 patents, more than 16% patents are active. Australia is where BHP has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by USA and Europe. Parallelly, Australia seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of BHP.

BHP was founded in 1851. BHP Group Limited operates as a mining company. The Company engages in the exploration, development, production, and processing of iron ore, metallurgical coal, and copper. BHP Group serves customers worldwide. As of January 2022, BHP has a market cap of $164.59 Billion.

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

How many patents does the CEO of BHP have?

The CEO, Mike Henry has 0 patents.

How many patents does BHP have?

BHP has a total of 1279 patents globally. These patents belong to 526 unique patent families. Out of 1279 patents, 209 patents are active.

How many BHP patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

BHP Patents Portfolio

Patent Families

BHP Patents

How Many Patents did BHP File Every Year?

BHP 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 GrantBHP Applications FiledBHP Patents Granted
2011124
201239
2013234
2014528
2015123
2016109
20171116
201876
201984
20202
20213

How Many Patents did BHP File in Different Countries?

BHP Worldwide Patents

Countries in which BHP Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Australia349
United States Of America87
Europe67
Canada61
Brazil53
India49
China46
South Africa44
Japan41
Spain30
Germany30
Indonesia27
Russian Federation26
Malaysia26
Chile25
Singapore21
Austria20
Norway20
Eurasian Patent Organization19
United Kingdom18
Korea (South)15
Peru12
Taiwan9
Mexico9
Colombia8
African Regional Industrial Property Organization7
Argentina7
New Zealand7
Ukraine6
Philippines6
African Intellectual Property Organization4
Dominican Republic3
Denmark2
Saudi Arabia2
Finland2
Poland2
Turkey1
Ecuador1
Greece1
Serbia1
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1
Kazakhstan1

Where are Research Centers of BHP Patents Located?

Research Centers of BHP Patents

10 Best BHP Patents

WO2001096772A1 is the most popular patent in the BHP portfolio. It has received 112 citations so far from companies like Wellstream International Limited, Single Buoy Moorings and Novaflex Hose.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
WO2001096772A1112
US7254091B1107
US20090301099A199
US6446465B196
US20080047280A190
WO2003076690A187
US6379636B279
US20090164186A161
US6261527B159
WO2004079248A157

IoT sensors, wearable, drones, and automation are helping BHP make its mines safer while improving operational efficiencies.

BHP Innovation featured numerous innovative technology-based solutions, such as a live mine scheduling tool that allows mine schedulers to generate faster and higher-quality mine load and haul schedules and decisions. It works by analysing a variety of data sets, including real-time and contextualised data. The payload distribution show in real time — BHP digger operators can use this display to “precisely and efficiently distribute and deposit payload onto trucks”. The system is projected to increase operator’s ability to correctly load payloads onto vehicles, lowering equipment maintenance costs.

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What are BHP‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by BHP?

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

R&D Focus: How BHP search focus changed over the years?

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