Experian Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Experian has a total of 526 patents globally, out of which 326 have been granted. Of these 526 patents, more than 65% patents are active. The United States of America is where Experian has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Australia. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also Ireland is the origin country of Experian.

Experian was founded in the year 1980. Experian offers marketing and credit services. It also provides specialized analytical solutions for credit scoring, risk management, and application processing, processes checks and credit cards, and provides consumers with credit reports and scores. The company manages sizable databases that enable credit granting and monitoring and help minimize fraud and credit risk. As of February 2023, Experian has a market cap of $34.92 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Experian have?

The founder Dan Hegarty have 0 patents and CEO Brian Cassin have 0 patents.

How many patents does Experian have?

Experian has a total of 526 patents globally. These patents belong to 197 unique patent families. Out of 526 patents, 346 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Experian File Every Year?

Experian 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 GrantExperian Applications FiledExperian Patents Granted
20231
2022622
2021731
20203134
20193850
20182323
20174335
20163422
20152217
20144121
20135013
20123914
20112714

How many Experian patents are Alive/Dead?

Experian Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Experian File in Different Countries?

Experian Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Experian Filed Patents

CountryPatent
United States Of America405
Europe25
Australia14
Japan7
Canada7
United Kingdom7
Germany5
Brazil5
Austria3
China2
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)2
Korea (South)1
Norway1
Mexico1
Spain1
Portugal1
Poland1
Singapore1
Hungary1
Eurasia1
Israel1

Where are Research Centres of Experian Patents Located?

Research Centres of Experian Patents

10 Best Experian Patents

US20140032265A1 is the most popular patent in the Experian portfolio. It has received 357 citations so far from companies like OneTrust, Experian Information Solutions and Yahoo.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20140032265A1357
US20100094758A1345
US9654541B1310
US9106691B1291
US20080103800A1279
US20080221972A1276
US10091312B1264
US9767309B1258
US20100293090A1246
US9853959B1238

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 151 Experian patents in 1316 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Experian patent portfolio are IBM, American Express and Bank Of America.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Experian –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Experian PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
IBM2746
American Express22100
Bank Of America2047
Gearbox1453
Searete1335
Capital One1336
Microsoft1127
Google1120
Paypal1013
Adobe820

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Experian Patents

Top Experian Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US10290017B245
US20060136264A143
US8612854B218
US8639920B217
US7853533B216
US20080103800A114
US8151327B212
US8027871B211
US7996521B211
US10091312B110
US9721147B110
US20080033852A110
US10275576B29
US20080243680A19
US20100293090A19

What are Experian key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Experian?

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

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

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