Capital One Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Capital One has a total of 7752 patents globally, out of which 2301 have been granted. Of these 7752 patents, more than 84% patents are active. USA is where Capital One has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Canada and Europe and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Capital One is USA. USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Capital One.

Capital One was founded in 1994 by Richard Fairbank and Nigel Morris. Company doing business in Financial Services industry. The Company offers range of services in Retail Banking, Finance, Credit Cards and Financial Services. As of November 2021, Capital One has a market cap of $62.57 Billion.

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

How many patents does Capital One have?

Capital One has a total of 7752 patents globally. These patents belong to 2588 unique patent families. Out of 7752 patents, 6476 patents are active.

How many Capital One patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Capital One Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

Capital One Patent

How Many Patents did Capital One File Every Year?

Capital One 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 GrantCapital One Applications FiledCapital One Patents Granted
201110419
20129719
20139954
201423942
201521849
201622877
2017285210
2018535580
20191335748
20201797191
202117775

How Many Patents did Capital One File in Different Countries?

Capital One Worldwide Patent

Countries in which Capital One Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America5190
Canada645
Europe484
China226
Australia222
Japan79
Korea (South)48
Mexico43
Singapore39
Spain33
United Kingdom28
Brazil24
Taiwan19
Poland18
Germany17
Israel15
Denmark11
Austria11
South Africa11
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)8
Portugal8
Russian Federation8
New Zealand8
Norway6
Slovenia5
Croatia5
Ukraine5
Argentina5
Eurasian Patent Organization4
Peru4
Serbia4
Cyprus3
Colombia2
Chile2
Hungary2
Slovakia1
Czech Republic1
France1
Iceland1
Lithuania1
Morocco1
Ecuador1
Philippines1

Where are Research Centers of Capital One Patents Located?

Research Centers of Capital One

10 Best Capital One Patents

US6477575B1 is the most popular patent in the Capital One portfolio. It has received 510 citations so far from companies like Google, Impulse Llc and Flexiworld Technologies.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Capital One:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6477575B1510
US20040029567A1334
USD803235S1320
US20090141939A1236
US20050058262A1222
US20040049699A1218
US20070262857A1216
US20040030667A1204
US20030009393A1202
USD547607S1195

Which Companies are using Capital One 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 Capital One patent portfolio are Mastercard, Bank Of America and IBM.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Mastercard110
Bank Of America101
IBM82
Vista Outdoor Inc50
Paypal47
Visa44
Chase Bank43
Google31
Bell Sports28
Eagle Industries25

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Capital One Patents

Top Capital One Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20090022362A129
US20070262857A128
US20100124274A124
US20090141939A123
US20070084913A118
US7857212B116
US20050177423A116
US20070038977A115
US20060122921A114
US20120290389A113
US20090221890A113
US20020188533A113
US20060241923A112
US20070094114A112
US20050005342A112

What Percentage of Capital One US Patent Applications were Granted?

Capital One (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 4092 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 2715 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 86.55%.

Below are the key stats of Capital One patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Capital One?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Finnegan58486.84%
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders54591.46%
Harrity & Harrity51695.90%
Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni43994.41%
Hunton Andrews Kurth36583.14%
Perkins Coie23668.39%
Dla Piper21192.86%
Banner & Witcoff142100.00%
Bookoff Mcandrews9996.15%

Capital One is examining the convergence of emerging technology and finance in order to develop novel products, consumer experiences, and engineering solutions that will help the company grow as a leader while also improving the lives of our customers. It is focusing on top-down innovation, developing services and apps that empower clients, and, most importantly, transforming the physical appearance of banks.

Machine Learning is being used by Capital One in areas such as cybersecurity. It is also experimenting with a gender-neutral chatbot called “Eno” (one spelled backwards), which employs artificial intelligence (AI) to communicate with consumers via text messaging. It gives customers a more engaging method to pay bills and check their accounts.

What are Capital One‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Capital One?

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

R&D FocusHow Capital One research focus changed over the years?

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

Updated on March 15, 2022

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