Castrol Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Castrol has a total of 1258 patents globally, out of which 552 have been granted. Of these 1258 patents, more than 40% patents are active. Europe and the USA is where Castrol has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by the United Kingdom and China. Parallelly, The United Kingdom seems to be the main focused R&D center and also USA is the origin country of Castrol.

Castrol is the subpart of BP was founded in 1899 by Charles Wakefield. The Company operates as an oil-producing firm. The Company manufactures, distributes, and markets lubricating oils, greases, automatic transmission fluids, and other related products. Castrol serves automotive, industrial, marine, aviation, and oil exploration customers worldwide.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Castrol have?

The Founder Charles Wakefield has 105 patents and the CEO Mandhir Singh has 0 patents.

How many patents does Castrol have?

Castrol has a total of 1258 patents globally. These patents belong to 357 unique patent families. Out of 1258 patents, 507 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Castrol File Every Year?

Castrol 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 GrantCastrol Applications FiledCastrol Patents Granted
202325
20221745
20214149
20203958
20199864
20187851
201712735
201615518
201512524
20144913
20137320
20124211
20114115

How many Castrol patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Castrol Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Castrol File in Different Countries?

Castrol Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Castrol Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Europe118
United States Of America118
China97
United Kingdom84
Japan83
India81
Australia54
Brazil49
Canada44
Mexico43
Korea (South)38
Russia38
Germany36
Indonesia36
Malaysia33
South Africa27
Singapore20
Viet Nam17
Poland14
Saudi Arabia13
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)12
Spain11
Austria9
Philippines8
Turkey7
Italy6
Portugal6
Denmark5
United Arab Emirates5
Norway5
New Zealand4
Peru2
Argentina2
Uruguay1
Czech Republic1
Taiwan1
Brunei1
Kazakhstan1
Bosnia and Herzegovina1
Iceland1
Ukraine1
Slovenia1
Tunisia1

Where are the Research Centers of Castrol Patents Located?

Research Centers of Castrol Patents

10 Best Castrol Patents

US6410652B1 is the most popular patent in the Castrol portfolio. It has received 47 citations so far from companies like Chevron Oronite Company, Honam Petrochemical Corporation, and Aventis Pharma Deutschland Gmbh.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6410652B147
US7371713B240
WO2003093783A133
US20150292372A132
WO2008075016A132
US6686321B227
WO2007148047A126
US8099207B225
US20100200609A125
WO2014207235A123

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Castrol patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Castrol’s invention. They couldn’t because Castrol had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 34 Castrol patents in 100 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Castrol patent portfolio are Huizhou Kimree Technology Co and Rai Strategic Holdings.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Castrol –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Castrol PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Lubrizol38
Vestas Wind Systems36
Exxonmobil35
Technical Chemical Company Inc25
Circuloil Ltd24
Idemitsu Kosan24
Caterpillar Inc23
IBM22
LG Chem12
Noria Corporation12

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Castrol Patents

Top Castrol Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9360393B24
US8618028B23
US20020016746A13
US10584680B22
US6410652B12
US10697336B22
US10935538B22
US6585015B22
US10190070B22
US9127232B22
US9869219B22
US10167755B22
US20100200609A12
US20060138072A11
US7981847B21

What Percentage of Castrol US Patent Applications were Granted?

Castrol (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 116 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 79 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 71.8%.

Below are the key stats of Castrol patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Castrol?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff Llp3881.58%
Nixon & Vanderhye Pc1553.33%
Shawn Smith1361.54%
Mbhb Bp Corporation North America Inc1250.00%
Bacon & Thomas962.50%
Nixon & Vanderhye866.67%
Mcandrews Held & Malloy Ltd475.00%
Bp America Inc20.00%
Charles R Wolfe Jr2100.00%
George L Boller2100.00%

What are Castrol‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Castrol?

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

R&D Focus: How has Castrol’s search focus changed over the years?

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