ExxonMobil Patents – Key Insights and Stats

ExxonMobil has a total of 36833 patents globally, out of which 16447 have been granted. Of these 36833 patents, more than 64% patents are active. United States of America is where ExxonMobil has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and China, it has generated an annual revenue of $178.57 Billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of ExxonMobil.

ExxonMobil was formed in the year 1999 by the merger of Exxon and Mobil. Company is doing business in Energy: Oil and gas. As of December 2021, ExxonMobil has a market cap of $259.39 Billion.

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

How many patents does ExxonMobil have?

ExxonMobil has a total of 36833 patents globally. These patents belong to 10730 unique patent families. Out of 36833 patents, 20137 patents are active.

How many ExxonMobil patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

ExxonMobil Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

ExxonMobil Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did ExxonMobil File Every Year?

ExxonMobil 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 GrantExxonMobil Applications FiledExxonMobil Patents Granted
20112135930
20121813956
201319481076
201418041121
201517741133
201617041413
201715831276
201816561176
201913271119
2020847953
2021192730

How Many Patents did ExxonMobil File in Different Countries?

ExxonMobil Patent Portfolio Worldwide Filing Top 10 Countries

Countries in which ExxonMobil Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America8083
Europe3673
China2664
Canada2641
Singapore2114
Australia1867
Japan1837
Korea (South)823
Brazil733
India720
Taiwan524
Germany492
Mexico452
Russia407
Gulf Cooperation Council398
Thailand348
Norway343
Austria329
Malaysia322
Argentina290
Spain282
Eurasia265
South Africa260
Indonesia167
United Kingdom129
Vietnam107
Denmark91
Africa63
Israel41
Peru33
Poland32
New Zealand30
Turkey27
Saudi Arabia25
Jordan21
Czech Republic20
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)15
Chile15
Portugal15
Hungary14
Egypt14
Morocco12
Colombia8
Philippines7
Slovenia6
Ecuador6
Finland5
Bulgaria5
Ukraine4
Algeria3
Tunisia3
Slovakia2
Italy2
Kazakhstan2
Cyprus1
Romania1
France1
Switzerland1

Where are Research Centers of ExxonMobil Patents Located?

ExxonMobil R&D Centers

10 Best ExxonMobil Patents

US9471969B2 is the most popular patent in the ExxonMobil portfolio. It has received 480 citations so far from companies like Ethicon, Cilag and Excalibur Ip.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US9471969B2480
US6543538B2442
US6394184B2340
WO2001081505A1284
US20020112987A1271
US6881800B2235
US20060235831A1228
US6711893B2209
WO2002002576A1191
WO2011149640A1190

Which Companies are using ExxonMobil 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 ExxonMobil patent portfolio are Schlumberger, Honeywell Uop and Chevron.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Schlumberger206
Honeywell Uop205
Chevron185
Halliburton Energy Services185
Shell Oil Company162
Saudi Arabian Oil Company149
Baker Hughes125
Dow Global Technologies108
General Electric64
Landmark Graphics Corporation52

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on ExxonMobil Patents

ExxonMobil Patent Portfolio

Top ExxonMobil Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6797851B234
US6394184B234
US7951873B232
US7351588B231
US6543535B229
US6543538B219
US20100149917A119
US8003725B218
US7524910B218
US20090217701A118

What Percentage of ExxonMobil US Patent Applications were Granted?

ExxonMobil (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 7318 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 5078 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 82.72%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for ExxonMobil?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Exxonmobil Chemical Company367087.32%
Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company151469.77%
Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company58083.55%
Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company53484.47%
Exxonmobil Chemical Co53100.00%
Rao Deboer Osterrieder Pllc5184.00%
Fletcher Yoder Pc Emge4395.35%
Salvatore J Casamassima35100.00%
Brent R Knight34100.00%
Univation Technologies Llc3482.35%

ExxonMobil’s business strategy has emphasised enhancing organisational speed, agility, and level of innovation, as well as the company’s capacity to effectively bring new ideas to market.

The automobile industry faces numerous issues around the world, not the least of which is the goal to develop more environmentally friendly vehicles while improving fuel efficiency, safety, vehicle performance, and driver comfort. Plastic parts, which are just as durable as other materials but much lighter, have been used by automakers to meet these contemporary standards.

ExxonMobil is dedicated to producing and supplying high-quality fuels, which is why it has a full-fledged research group dedicated to ensuring that the fuel injected into automobiles is the most cutting-edge technology available.

Furthermore, its innovative lubricants provide drivers with a longer interval between oil changes as well as better engine efficiency while still providing exceptional performance and protection. Its synthetic motor oil products are particularly engineered to improve engine performance, whether it’s for increased durability, improved wear prevention, or running a cleaner engine.

This commitment pervades the entire company, from catalysts that aid in the energy efficiency of refineries to longer-term research that scales up low-emission technology.

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What are ExxonMobil key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by ExxonMobil?

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

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

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

Updated on November 22, 2022

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