Centrica Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Centrica has a total of 710 patents globally, out of which 499 have been granted. Of these 710 patents, more than 53% patents are active. United Kingdom is where Centrica has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America, and Europe, it has generated an annual revenue of $28.57 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, United Kindom seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Centrica.

Centrica was founded in the year 1997. Company is doing business in supply of electricity and gas to consumers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. As of January 2022, Centrica has a market cap of $5.96 Billion.

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

How many patents does CEO of Centrica have?

The CEO, Chris O’Shea has 0 patents.

How many patents does Centrica have?

Centrica has a total of 710 patents globally. These patents belong to 430 unique patent families. Out of 710 patents, 379 patents are active.

How many Centrica patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Centrica Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Centrica Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Centrica File Every Year?

Centrica Patent 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 GrantCentrica Applications FiledCentrica Patents Granted
20112713
2012266
20132822
20144422
2015277
20161725
20172710
20183213
20194618
20208033
20212729

How Many Patents did Centrica File in Different Countries?

Centrica Worldwide Filing in Top 10 Countries

Countries in which Centrica Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United Kingdom244
United States Of America84
Europe68
Spain38
Australia36
China19
Japan19
India17
Canada15
Korea (South)15
Singapore13
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)11
South Africa9
Brazil7
Poland7
Germany6
New Zealand6
Russia6
Indonesia4
Slovakia3
Denmark3
Mexico3
Austria3
Ukraine2
Hungary2
Israel2
Philippines1
Norway1
Egypt1
Finland1
Estonia1
Viet Nam1
Czech Republic1
Algeria1
Greece1

Where are Research Centers of Centrica Patents Located?

Centrica R&D Centers

10 Best Centrica Patents

US8417391B1 is the most popular patent in the Centrica portfolio. It has received 156 citations so far from companies like Honeywell International, Accenture and Panasonic.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US8417391B1156
US6226855B1133
US20090312968A194
US7778734B281
US20120133337A165
US8386082B253
US6241875B143
WO2016038374A143
US6344289B227
US8600562B226

Which Companies are using Centrica 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 Centrica patent portfolio are Google, IBM, and NEC.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Google2
IBM2
NEC1
United States Department Of Energy1
SAP1
Ecofactor1
Lsis Co1
Endress Hauser Process Solutions1
Samsung Electronics1
Enphase Energy1

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Centrica Patents

Centrica Patent Portfolio

Top Centrica Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7778734B226
US8417391B111
US20120133337A16
US10393629B24
US8825219B24
US20090312968A14
US9471080B24
US8386082B23
US6344289B23
US20180285788A12

What Percentage of Centrica US Patent Applications were Granted?

Centrica (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 21 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 16 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 88.89%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Centrica?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Tucker Ellis Llp1190.00%
Fenwick & West Llp3100.00%
Michael J Cherskov2100.00%
The Noblitt Group Pllc250.00%
Brouse Mcdowell Lpa1100.00%
Meunier Carlin & Curfman Llc1100.00%

“We want to be at the leading edge of that transformation and guide our customers through the maze of change.” – Centrica

The way we generate, distribute, and use energy is changing as a result of technological advancements. This depiction of a history in which energy sources were near to the point of use also provides insight into how energy corporations would operate in the future.

There will be fewer huge centralised power facilities than there were in the twentieth century, and instead a diverse network of residences, businesses, and smaller power plants will all generate electricity.

Three important themes are driving the change of energy networks around the world: decarbonisation, decentralisation, and digitization.

“Some of the technologies that we’re seeing in the energy sector that will really have an impact on customers’ lives are those that provide insight into what is happening, such as new metering technologies that allow you to understand what’s happening in your home,” says McCheyne.

“That will give consumers much greater control and enable them to really engage in energy in a way that they haven’t done in the past.”

Customers of energy are significantly more knowledgeable nowadays than they have ever been. Smart metres, IoT devices, and smartphones are allowing both homes and businesses to gain a better understanding of their energy usage.

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What are Centrica key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Centrica?

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

R&D Focus: How Centrica search focus changed over the years?

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