Discover Financial Services Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Discover has a total of 96 patents globally, out of which 37 have been granted. Of these 96 patents, more than 37% patents are active. United States of America is where Discover has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Australia and Mexico. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Discover.

Discover was founded in the year 1985. Company operates as a credit card issuer and electronic payment services company. The Company issues credit cards and offers student and personal loans, as well as savings products such as certificates of deposit and money market accounts. Discover Financial Services manages ATM networks. As of December 2022, the market cap of Discover is $ 26.47 Billion.

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

How many patents does Discover have?

Discover has a total of 96 patents globally. These patents belong to 37 unique patent families. Out of 96 patents, 36 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Discover File Every Year?

Discover 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 GrantDiscover Applications FiledDiscover Patents Granted
20221
202111
20202
20193
201816
20171
20165
201521
201412
201274
201183

How many Discover patents are Alive/Dead?

Discover Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Discover File in Different Countries?

Discover Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Discover Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America58
Australia6
Mexico4
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)4
Canada4
Europe4
China3
India2
Austria1
United Kingdom1
Germany1

Where are Research Centres of Discover Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Discover

10 Best Discover Patents

US7630935B2 is the most popular patent in the Discover portfolio. It has received 113 citations so far from companies like First Data Corporation, Gmarket and Jpmorgan Chase Bank.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7630935B2113
US20070136135A1112
US20060122932A192
US20030061358A191
US20040117514A173
US8108304B267
USD636779S164
USD457556S163
USD691159S156
USD474234S154

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO used 21 Discover patents in 269 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Discover patent portfolio are American Express Travel, Bank of America and Visa.

List of the Companies who’s Patents were rejected citing Discover –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Discover PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
American Express Travel1257
Bank Of America1125
Visa1138
Mastercard817
Paypal514
Dynamics319
Chase Bank311
Qualcomm22
Ztar Mobile24
Medimpact Healthcare System23

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Discover Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Discover

Top Discover Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8682791B228
US20080082407A117
US7890421B28
US20060122932A18
US20090083065A16
US20070136135A14
US8620731B24
US8480002B23
US7630935B23
US20040169088A13
US20080255986A13
US20140172507A13
US20090177488A12
US20030061358A12
US8678276B22

What Percentage of Discover US Patent Applications were Granted?

Discover (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 29 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 9 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 39.13%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Discover?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Leydig Voit & Mayer1822.22%
Ls3 Discover11100.00%

What are Discover key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Discover?

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

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

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Updated on January 2, 2023

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