BP has a total of 10068 patents globally, out of which 3785 have been granted. Of these 10068 patents, more than 49% patents are active. United States of America is where BP has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and China and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for BP is USA & Europe. Parallelly, USA and Europe seems to be the main focused R&D center and UK is the origin country of BP.
BP was founded in 1909 by William Knox D’Arcy, Charles Greenway and 1st Baron Greenway. BP doing business in Oil and Gas Industry. The company offers a range of products on energy, natural gas, motor fuels, aviation fuels, etc. As of December 2021, BP has a market cap of $63.76 Billion.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of BP which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find BP patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over BP patent portfolio.
How many patents does BP have?
BP has a total of 10068 patents globally. These patents belong to 2721 unique patent families. Out of 10068 patents, 4997 patents are active.
How many BP patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did BP 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||BP Oil Applications Filed||BP Oil Patents Granted|
How Many Patents did BP File in Different Countries?
Countries in which BP Filed Patents
|United States Of America||1353|
|Eurasian Patent Organization||234|
|Gulf Cooperation Council||124|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||22|
|African Intellectual Property Organization||5|
|African Regional Industrial Property Organization||3|
|Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro||2|
Where are Research Centers of BP Patents Located?
10 Best BP Patents
US20060130891A1 is the most popular patent in the BP portfolio. It has received 346 citations so far from companies like Applied Materials, Tesla, LG and SunPower.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of BP:
|Publication Number||Count of Citing Patents|
Which Companies are using BP 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 BP patent portfolio are Halliburton Energy Services Inc, Schlumberger and LG.
List of the top forward citing Companies –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Halliburton Energy Services Inc||61|
|Saudi Arabian Oil Company||35|
|Shell Oil Company||32|
|Cgg Services Sa||25|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on BP Patents
Top BP Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of BP US Patent Applications were Granted?
BP (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 2055 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1618 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 81.39%.
Below are the key stats of BP patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for BP?
|Law Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Brooks Haidt Haffner & Delahunty||278||87.53%|
|Nixon & Vanderhye||167||85.45%|
|Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner||115||85.92%|
|Bp America Inc||74||55.07%|
|Nixon & Vanderhye||38||89.47%|
|Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff||43||97.06%|
|Richard J Schlott||22||100.00%|
|Bp Amoco Corporation||20||46.15%|
“We don’t just talk about innovation in bp, we do it – and have been for many years. This track record gives us confidence in continuing to transform, change and innovate at pace and scale, while always focussing on safety – our core value.”
BP and its customers will prosper in the energy transition to net zero through driving digitization and innovation. Future innovation should be centered on renewable energy and go beyond simple gas and oil production. BP is already working to expand the market’s biofuel capacity; however, future innovation should place a larger emphasis on this. In this approach, it is apparent that BP’s innovation and dedication are focused on low-carbon, sustainable energy sources.
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What are BP’s key innovation segments?
What Technologies are Covered by BP?
The chart below distributes patents filed by BP in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where BP thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.
R&D Focus: How BP search focus changed over the years?
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