Fannie Mae Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Fannie Mae has a total of 214 patents globally, out of which 108 have been granted. Of these 214 patents, more than 56% patents are active. United States of America is where Fannie Mae has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Australia and China. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Fannie Mae.

Fannie Mae was founded in the year 1938 by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Company is doing business as a source of financing for mortgage lenders, providing access to affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times. Our financing makes sustainable homeownership and workforce rental housing a reality for millions of Americans. As of December 2021, Fannie Mae has a market cap of $1.1 Billion.

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

How many patents does Fannie Mae have?

Fannie Mae has a total of 214 patents globally. These patents belong to 108 unique patent families. Out of 214 patents, 120 patents are active.

How many Fannie Mae patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Fannie Mae Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Fannie Mae Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Fannie Mae File Every Year?

Fannie Mae 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 GrantFannie Mae Applications FiledFannie Mae Patents Granted

How Many Patents did Fannie Mae File in Different Countries?

Fannie Mae Patent Portfolio Worldwide Filing

Countries in which Fannie Mae Filed Patents

United States Of America158
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1

Where are Research Centers of Fannie Mae Patents Located?

Fannie Mae R&D Centers

10 Best Fannie Mae Patents

US7653592B1 is the most popular patent in the Fannie Mae portfolio. It has received 398 citations so far from companies like Bank of America, Caterpillar and Microsoft.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Fannie Mae:

Publication NumberCitation Count

Which Companies are using Fannie Mae 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 Fannie Mae patent portfolio are Bank of America, IBM and Oracle.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Bank Of America20
First American Financial Corporation5
Silicon Valley Bank5
Hartford Fire Insurance Company2

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Fannie Mae Patents

Fannie Mae Patent Portfolio

Top Fannie Mae Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications

What Percentage of Fannie Mae US Patent Applications were Granted?

Fannie Mae (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 143 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 85 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 68%.

Below are the key stats of Fannie Mae patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Fannie Mae?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Fann Mke C O6983.82%
Michael Best & Friedrich Llp Dc3826.67%
Michael Best & Friedrich Llp Fannie Mae1882.35%
Morgan Lewis & Bockius Llp Wa50%
Foley & Lardner Llp333.33%
Christopher M Tobin20%
David G Luettgen10.00%
Dla Piper Llp Us10.00%
Douglas R Hanscom1100.00%
Fenwick & West Llp10%

Fannie Mae has been a home finance pioneer since 1938, working to fulfil its purpose of providing liquidity, stability, and affordability while also propelling the industry ahead. As consumer and market needs change, it is leading the way with innovative solutions to help make mortgage financing more efficient and better.

“We’re committed to developing applications and technology that give our customers and their borrowers greater speed and clarity.”

Fannie Mae’s Desktop Underwriter Validation Service, which gives lenders a full credit risk evaluation to see if a loan fits Fannie Mae’s qualifying criteria.

Ask Poli is an artificial intelligence application that helps consumers save time by offering quick and simple answers to concerns about the company’s Selling and Servicing rules. This artificial intelligence tool platform improves over time, providing a more sophisticated search experience.

“New financing options help our lenders provide affordable single-family mortgages and rental housing for more people in the U.S.”

For modern, single-family manufactured homes designed for typical neighbourhoods, MH Advantage combines a low down payment of as little as 3% with a reduced pricing point.

Incentives for the implementation of Tenant Site Lease Protections, which help residents in manufactured housing communities keep their homes affordable.

Both first-time homebuyers and existing homeowners can use the HomeStyle Energy mortgage to finance or pay for energy-saving upgrades.

Healthy Housing Rewards offers financial incentives to borrowers who build or modify multifamily rental units with health-promoting design features and/or resident services.

“Our innovative capital markets offerings promote sustainable housing and attract global capital to the U.S. housing market.”

Issues with Fannie Mae as part of its continuous commitment to be a leader in green financing, Single-Family Green Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) were introduced. Only newly constructed single-family residential residences with ENERGY STAR certifications are eligible for these loans. ENERGY STAR Certified Homes are at least 10% more energy efficient than code-compliant single-family homes.

“We share our expertise and data to support broader, industry-wide innovation.”

Fannie Mae provides quick and easy access to housing data via APIs on The Exchange, which may be used to increase business efficiencies, improve the borrower experience, or research housing themes and trends. Sharing this data with business partners and academic institutions allows us to collaborate on data-driven solutions to address affordable housing concerns.


What are Fannie Mae key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Fannie Mae?

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

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


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