BP Patents – Key Insights and Stats

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?

Worldwide Patents

BP Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

BP Patent

How Many Patents did BP File Every Year?

BP 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 GrantBP Oil Applications FiledBP Oil Patents Granted
2011493229
2012442269
2013439309
2014484298
2015622221
2016428179
2017458211
2018320225
2019274256
2020136284
202120191

How Many Patents did BP File in Different Countries?

BP Worldwide Patents

Countries in which BP Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1353
Europe1053
China690
Australia584
Canada501
India500
United Kingdom449
Japan423
Brazil415
Korea (South)282
Mexico272
Eurasian Patent Organization234
Russian Federation229
Singapore216
Germany167
Taiwan159
Indonesia152
South Africa130
Spain127
Gulf Cooperation Council124
Austria112
Norway99
Ukraine90
Argentina78
Denmark70
New Zealand61
Malaysia58
Poland50
Thailand46
Egypt45
Viet Nam41
Serbia36
Portugal30
Turkey24
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)22
Philippines17
France12
Italy10
Colombia10
Saudi Arabia8
Chile6
Israel5
Slovenia5
African Intellectual Property Organization5
Uruguay4
Peru3
Costa Rica3
African Regional Industrial Property Organization3
Hungary3
Czech Republic3
Croatia2
Cyprus2
Montenegro2
Lithuania2
Tunisia2
Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro2
Morocco2
Belarus1
Bulgaria1
Iceland1
Slovakia1
Netherlands1

Where are Research Centers of BP Patents Located?

Research Centers of BP Patents

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 NumberCount of Citing Patents
US20060130891A1346
EP2060553A1284
US20030044539A1268
US6784361B2220
US20050268963A1161
US6562997B2151
EP2072487A1131
EP2072488A1128
US6858461B2121
US20100084009A1116

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 –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Halliburton Energy Services Inc61
Schlumberger56
LG56
Chevron36
Saudi Arabian Oil Company35
Shell Oil Company32
Baker Hughes30
Cgg Services Sa25
Pgs Geophysical25
Uop Llc19

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on BP Patents

Top BP Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20060130891A167
US7259321B235
US8121971B232
US20050161074A130
US20030044539A127
US7455109B222
US6858461B221
US20100043871A121
US20100084009A121
US20100243041A121
US8048221B220
US20030116185A120
US20050268963A120
US8131470B218
US7880080B218

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 FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Shawn Smith66370.81%
Brooks Haidt Haffner & Delahunty27887.53%
Nixon & Vanderhye16785.45%
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner11585.92%
Bp America Inc7455.07%
Amoco Corporation6998.36%
Nixon & Vanderhye3889.47%
Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff4397.06%
Richard J Schlott22100.00%
Bp Amoco Corporation2046.15%

“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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