British American Tobacco Patents – Key Insights and Stats

British American Tobacco has a total of 16382 patents globally, out of which 5556 have been granted. Of these 16382 patents, more than 71% patents are active. United States of America is where British American Tobacco has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Japan and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for British American Tobacco is USA & Europe. Parallelly, USA and Europe seems to be the main focused R&D center and UK is the origin country of British American Tobacco.

British American Tobacco was founded in 1902 by James Buchanan Duke. British American Tobacco doing business in Tobacco Industry. The company offers a range of products on Tobacco (Cigarettes, Cigars and Nicotine pouches), Consumer goods. As of December 2021, British American Tobacco has a market cap of $85.61 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and CEO of British American Tobacco have?

Founder, James Buchanan Duke have 0 patents. CEO Jack Bowles have 0 patents

How many patents does British American Tobacco have?

British American Tobacco 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 British American Tobacco patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

British American Tobacco patents Portfolio

Patent Families

British American Tobacco patents

How Many Patents did British American Tobacco File Every Year?

British American Tobacco 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 GrantBAT Applications FiledBAT Patents Granted
2011830241
2012959236
2013981247
2014925258
20151201294
20161327361
20171374394
20181486571
20191706719
20201428696
2021681734

How Many Patents did British American Tobacco File in Different Countries?

British American Tobacco Worldwide patents

Countries in which British American Tobacco Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America2407
United Kingdom1616
Europe1550
Japan1334
Korea (South)979
Russian Federation855
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)573
Malaysia560
Canada487
China465
Indonesia462
Brazil397
Australia389
India287
Germany233
Turkey232
South Africa227
Spain155
Chile134
Argentina132
Mexico131
Poland127
Israel124
Philippines110
Taiwan108
Ukraine74
Singapore48
Austria47
Hungary37
Viet Nam35
Denmark32
New Zealand26
Romania10
Thailand9
Netherlands9
Costa Rica8
Sweden7
Gulf Cooperation Council5
Czech Republic5
Norway5
Dominican Republic5
Croatia4
Honduras4
African Regional Industrial Property Organization3
Peru3
Republic of Moldova3
Uruguay2
Italy2
Portugal2
Colombia2
Switzerland2
Serbia2
Egypt1
Guatemala1
Greece1
El Salvador1
Georgia1
Panama1
Lithuania1
Nicaragua1
Eurasian Patent Organization1
Jordan1
Kazakhstan1

Where are Research Centers of British American Tobacco Patents Located?

Research Centers of British American Tobacco Patents

10 Best British American Tobacco Patents

US20130255702A1 is the most popular patent in the British American Tobacco portfolio. It has received 670 citations so far from companies like Altria, Philip Morris International and Juul.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of British American Tobacco:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20130255702A1670
US7726320B2629
US6598607B2390
US20070062549A1346
US7025066B2343
US6730832B1337
US20140261487A1335
US8079371B2332
US20070215167A1316
US20080029116A1304

Which Companies are using British American Tobacco 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 British American Tobacco patent portfolio are Philip Morris, Altria Client Services Inc and Rai Strategic Holdings Inc.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Philip Morris271
Altria Client Services Inc179
Rai Strategic Holdings Inc94
Japan Tobacco90
Huizhou Kimree Technology Co Ltd42
Fontem Holdings 1 Bv31
Nicoventures Holdings Limited30
Ayr Ltd29
Kimree Hi-Tech Inc28
Cortland Capital Market Services Llc24

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on British American Tobacco Patents

Top British American Tobacco Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9439455B2104
US7726320B278
US8833364B259
US20130255702A148
US8881737B244
US10004259B244
US9078473B229
US9854841B227
US6929013B224
US9423152B222
US7810507B221
US7861728B220
US8079371B218
US8910640B218
US20140261486A118

What Percentage of British American Tobacco US Patent Applications were Granted?

British American Tobacco (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 British American Tobacco patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for British American Tobacco?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Cantor Colburn Llp20066.67%
Patterson Thuente Pedersen13765.15%
Mckee Voorhees & Sease10239.33%
John F Salazar1090.00%
Middleton Reutlinger1080.00%
Day Pitney Llp540.00%
Colin D Barnitz3100.00%
Hunton Andrews Kurth366.67%
Jones Day3100.00%
Norton Rose Fulbright Us Llp30.00%

To completely contribute to tobacco harm reduction, reduced-risk products (RRPs) must have their reduced-risk status, when compared to smoking, adequately shown by rigorous science. BAT has made enormous expenditures in research and development in order to deliver innovations that fulfil or anticipate consumer preferences and drive business growth across all categories. The RRPs are the main focus of its investment, but it is also conducting R&D into its traditional cigarette improvements.

The latest clinical trial for BAT’s tobacco heating product, glo, is the first to prove that switching to glo exclusively instead of continuing to smoke is comparable to quitting smoking. To make tobacco harm reduction a reality, scientific substantiation is required for its New Category goods. With their world-class science, they are proudly leading the way.

BAT has also established a set of scientific tests to evaluate the RRPs’ reduced-risk potential in comparison to cigarettes. This entails examining everything from how consumers use a product and the composition of the vapour it creates, to the vapour’s biological impact on cells in laboratory studies, and, finally, the potential impact of the product’s availability on consumer health.

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What are BAT’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by British American Tobacco?

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

R&D Focus: How British American Tobacco search focus changed over the years?

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

Updated on February 22, 2022

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