Fintech Patents (US) – Innovation and Trends

Innovation is booming in the fintech domain, transforming the way we interact with money and financial services, as evidenced by 44155 patents filed in the US between 2003 and 2018. Our analysis of this patent data set identified three key areas driving advancements: Electronic/Mobile Payments, Financial Security and Banking & Corporate Finance.

Also, the United States of America emerged as the leading contributor in research and development, while top companies included Bank Of America, Mastercard and IBM.

Additionally, the analysis revealed key inventors like Calman Matthew (Bank Of America), Grigg David (Bank Of America) and Hanson Carrie Anne (Bank Of America) as significant players in shaping the future of fintech industry.

This report dives into the fascinating world of fintech patents published in the US. We’ll meet the innovators shaping the future, explore the technical marvels hidden within patents, the patent filing trend. Stay tuned to read other insights on Fintech!

This analysis is based on published US patent data from 2007-2018. Interested in the updated analysis?

What is the patent filing trend in Fintech?

The increase in patent filings may be due to various reasons including increased competition and technological advancements. Major companies like PayPal, Google and Microsoft were marking an entrance in the fintech domain during the years 2005 to 2007 which would have caused upsurge in patent filings during this time frame.

In the year 2011, Bitcoin was rapidly emerging cryptocurrency which sparked interest in fintech innovations and applications based on blockchain technology thereby leading to increased patent filings.

The table below provides the number of applications filed and the number of patents granted from the year 2008 to 2018.

YearApplications Filed in Fintech IndustryPatents Granted in Fintech Industry
2018352760
201710122605
201631021730
201538091725
201444392830
201343802757
201240822025
201136981325
20103254618
20093052164
2008377051

Technology Overview of Fintech Patents

The technology analysis of patents related to fintech industry explores the diverse and evolving nature of innovations within the sector.

The patents have been classified into distinct technological categories such as Capital Markets and Investing, Insurance and Cryptocurrency with each representing key areas of innovation while serving as blueprints for technological progress in the domain showcasing continuous innovation which drives the evolution of fintech solutions thereby, shaping the future of finance.

Evolution of Fintech Technology: 2003-2018

The chart below showcases the technology through the years 2003 to 2018 for the Fintech Industry

Technology through the years: 2003-2018 in Fintech Industry

Key companies filing patents in Fintech

The chart below showcases the leading 15 companies actively involved in research and development in fintech industry.

Technology Overview

This analysis provides an insight into areas of focus and innovations of companies thereby offering comprehensive snapshot of their contributions to the dynamic landscape of fintech sector.

The technology overview reveals a focus on diverse areas such as Electronic/ Mobile Payments, Banking and Corporate Finance and Cryptocurrency.

The table below shows the number of patents assigned to the leading 25 companies involved in the Fintech industry.

Leading CompaniesPatents
Bank Of America1701
Mastercard1695
IBM1369
Visa796
Microsoft542
Paypal424
Ebay408
NCR399
Intuit369
Samsung348
American Express331
Google326
Toshiba313
Hartford Financial Services306
Amazon295
Chase Bank289
United Services Automobile Association285
Capital One265
At&T262
WalMart254
SAP Software244
First Data Corp233
Square229
Oracle223
Sony212

Who are the leading innovators in Fintech?

The table below shows the number of patents assigned to the top 25 inventors involved in innovations and technological advancements in the fintech industry.

Inventor NamePatents
Calman Matthew151
Grigg David134
Hanson Carrie Anne133
Hammad Ayman108
Blackhurst Jason94
Debashis Ghosh92
Dintenfass Katherine91
Bondesen Laura89
Carlson Mark81
Ross Erik Stephen79
Faith Patrick74
Joa David71
Lutnick Howard63
Votaw Elizabeth62
Walker Jay61
Labuszewski John59
Hyde Roderick56
Chan Paul Mon Wah54
Kurian Manu53
Phillips Simon52
Wood Jr Lowell L51
Hamilton II Rick A51
Marcar Anthony Emile45
Lee John Jong Suk45
Gerard Jean Pierre45

Where are Research Centers of Fintech patents located?

The chart below represents the major research and development centres contributing towards innovations and technological advancements in the fintech industry.

Leading companies in USA filing patents in Fintech

The chart below depicts the distribution of patents owned by the 15 leading companies within United States of America involved in the Fintech industry.

Bank of America (1700) is the prominent company with highest number of patents signifying its contributions in the fintech industry. Mastercard (1340) and IBM (1229) closely follow Bank of America in the number of patents owned by the company.

Technology Overview

The categorizations ranging from Financial Security, Insurance and Personal Finance Management offers a comprehensive overview of United States of America’s contributions towards the fintech sector.

Leading companies in Japan filing patents in Fintech

The chart below depicts the distribution of patents owned by the 15 leading companies within Japan involved in the fintech industry.

Toshiba (228) is the prominent company with highest number of patents signifying its contributions in fintech industry. Sony (106) and NEC (105) closely follow Toshiba in the number of patents owned by the company.

Technology Overview

The categorizations ranging from Financial Security, Lending/Financing and Crowdfunding and Capital Markets and Investing offers a comprehensive overview of Japan’s contributions in the fintech sector.

Leading companies in South Korea filing patents in Fintech

The chart below depicts the distribution of patents owned by the 15 leading companies within South Korea involved in the fintech industry.

Samsung (257) is the prominent company with highest number of patents signifying its contributions in the fintech industry. LG (99)and Sk Planet (76) follow Samsung in number of patents owned by the company.

Technology Overview

The categorizations ranging from Cryptocurrency, Banking & Corporate Finance and Insurance offers a comprehensive overview of South Korea’s contributions in the fintech sector.

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