Chevron Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Chevron has a total of 15864 patents globally, out of which 6921 have been granted. Of these 15864 patents, more than 50% of patents are active. United States of America is where Chevron has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Canada and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Chevron is USA. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Chevron.

Chevron was founded in 1879 by Johan Duramy. The company doing business in Oil & Energy Industry. The Company offers a wide range of products in Crude Oil & Natural Gas Production, Liquefied Natural Gas, Lubricants, Additives and Petrochemicals Marketing and Energy & Supply Trading, etc. As of November 2021, Chevron has a market cap of $222.41 Billion.

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

How many patents does Chevron have?

Chevron has a total of 15864 patents globally. These patents belong to 4390 unique patent families. Out of 15864 patents, 7927 patents are active.

How many Chevron patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Chevron Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

Chevron Patent

How Many Patents did Chevron File Every Year?

Chevron 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 GrantChevron Applications FiledChevron Patents Granted
20111343476
20121048475
20131102577
2014745650
2015597604
2016512455
2017466442
2018476360
2019413334
2020226316
202182266

How Many Patents did Chevron File in Different Countries?

Chevron Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Chevron Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America3557
Europe1273
Canada1237
Australia1131
China1107
Japan983
Singapore718
Brazil596
Korea (South)441
India409
United Kingdom327
South Africa259
Mexico254
Indonesia200
Eurasian Patent Organization185
Germany174
Malaysia107
Norway104
Thailand102
Netherlands99
Russian Federation93
Taiwan84
Argentina76
Gulf Cooperation Council57
Spain49
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)30
Austria30
New Zealand25
Poland22
Viet Nam21
Philippines20
Chile18
Denmark16
France16
Israel11
Colombia9
Turkey7
Czech Republic7
Peru5
Hungary4
Portugal4
Kazakhstan2
Uruguay2
Ecuador2
Bulgaria2
Honduras2
Egypt2
Guatemala1
Slovenia1
Algeria1
African Intellectual Property Organization1
Finland1

Where are Research Centers of Chevron Patents Located?

Research Centers of Chevron Patents

10 Best Chevron Patents

US6547957B1 is the most popular patent in the Chevron portfolio. It has received 250 citations so far from companies like Shell Oil Company, Ensyn Corporation and Cenovus Energy.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6547957B1250
US6709644B2183
US20060144591A1163
US6569818B2147
US6339182B1146
US6500233B1138
US20030037034A1137
US20020004533A1135
US20050129598A1124
US7069149B2121

Which Companies are using Chevron 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 Chevron patent portfolio are Schlumberger, Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Co and Saudi Arabian Oil Company.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Schlumberger92
Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Co88
Saudi Arabian Oil Company80
Halliburton Energy Services Inc73
Uop Llc67
Shell Oil Company62
Baker Hughes57
Jxtg Nippon Oil & Energy47
Basf36
Landmark Graphics Corporation35

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Chevron Patents

Top Chevron Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6957192B120
US20060144591A120
US7294431B217
US20090169978A117
US7565278B216
US8903927B215
US6709644B215
US8204727B211
US7226675B211
US20030083391A111
US7572361B210
US8175751B210
US7527775B210
US7238277B210
US6740446B210

What Percentage of Chevron US Patent Applications were Granted?

Chevron (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 64 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 44 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 68.75%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Chevron?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Chevron Corporation5667.27%
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company2100.00%
James E Bradley1100.00%
Merchant & Gould1100.00%
Polsinelli Pc1100.00%

Chevron’s work is integrated, ensuring that the company’s technologies and business strategy are in sync. It uses technology to link people, ideas, processes, and data.

Chevron relies on technology to offer affordable, dependable energy that drives human progress and economic growth around the world. Its innovations not only help them identify and develop new oil and gas fields at a lower cost, but they also help them recover more resources from current fields. They allow Chevron to integrate data and information in order to effectively manage and develop its global assets. They also assist it in advancing emerging energy in order to produce scalable and cost-effective new resources while decreasing its environmental footprint.

Chevron develops and manages technologies to assist in the discovery and production of new oil and gas reserves, as well as the enhancement of existing field recovery and the optimization of downstream asset productivity.

The company seeks to, develops, and commercialises innovative technologies with the potential to revolutionise energy production and consumption.

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What are Chevron’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Chevron?

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

R&D FocusHow Chevron search focus changed over the years?

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

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