Fortescue Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Fortescue has a total of 53 patents globally, out of which 5 have been granted. Of these 53 patents, more than 52% patents are active. Australia is where Fortescue has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Brazil and the USA, it has generated an annual revenue of $22.28 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, Australia seems to be the main focused R&D center of Fortescue.

Fortescue was founded in the year 2003 by Andrew Forrest. The company is an iron ore corporation based in Australia. Fortescue is the world’s fourth-largest iron ore producer as of 2017. As of May 2022, Fortescue has a market cap of $45.05 Billion.

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

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

The founder, Andrew Forrest, has 5 patents. The CEO, Elizabeth Gaines, has 0 patents.

How many patents does Fortescue have?

Fortescue has a total of 53 patents globally. These patents belong to 26 unique patent families. Out of 53 patents, 28 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Fortescue File Every Year?

Fortescue 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 GrantFortescue Applications FiledFortescue Patents Granted

How many Fortescue patents are Alive/Dead?

Fortescue Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Fortescue File in Different Countries?

Fortescue Worldwide Patent Filing

Where are Research Centres of Fortescue Patents Located?

Of the 26 R&D Centres, all of them are located in Australia.

List of Fortescue Patents

Fortescue PatentsTitle
US20200398874A1Lifting apparatus
WO2021127742A1A braking system and a brake activation unit
WO2021000020A1Method for the beneficiation of iron ore streams
WO2020223757A1Handling system, a bracket and a method of using same
WO2020107070A1Apparatus and method for processing iron ore
WO2019134016A1Lifting apparatus
WO2019028505A1Modular relocatable conveyor
WO2018098536A1Rail car absorber assembly apparatus
WO2017049340A1Drawbar and drawbar assembly
WO2013126942A1Helix train unloader
CA3144756A1Method for the beneficiation of iron ore streams
AU2021221768A1Tracking Method
AU2021218083A1Rail car absorber disassembly apparatus and method
AU2022100021A4Rail car absorber disassembly apparatus and method
AU2022100025A4Tracking Method
AU2021205122A1Lifting Apparatus
AU2020299637A1Method for the beneficiation of iron ore streams
AU2021107602A4Handling System, a bracket and a Method of using same
AU2021107237A4Conveyor belt cleaning system
AU2021261897A1Apparatus and method for processing iron ore
AU2021105026A4Railway Booster Car
AU2021221848A1Apparatus and method for processing iron ore
AU2021902059P0Railway Booster Car
AU2019387713A1Apparatus and method for processing iron ore
AU2020101235A4Method for the Beneficiation of Iron Ore Streams
AU2020902482P0Lifting Apparatus
AU2018400232A1Lifting apparatus
AU2020900156P0Feed Distribution System
AU2019904913P0Braking System
AU2018315054A1Modular relocatable conveyor
AU2019902486P0Knuckle coupler
AU2019902359P0Method for the Beneficiation of Iron Ore Streams
AU2019901524P0Handling System, a bracket and a method of using same
AU2017369744A1Rail car absorber assembly apparatus
AU2018904512P0Apparatus and method for processing iron ore
AU2018900006P0Lifting apparatus
AU2017903129P0Modular relocatable conveyor
AU2012367016B2Helix train unloader
AU2015230763A1Drawbar and drawbar assembly
AU2016904975P0Rail car absorber assembly apparatus
AU366146SRotary drawbar
AU365895SRotary drawbar
AU2013904753P0Mining Method
AU321135SPick and tool holder combination
AU2008902324P0Pick and Tool Holder Combination
BR112021026813A2Method For The Improvement Of Iron Ore Flows
BR102021014186A2Lifting Equipment
IN202117023397AApparatus And Method For Processing Iron Ore
BR112021010210A2Apparatus And Method For Iron Ore Processing
BR112020012926A2Lifting Device
BR112014004735B1Propeller Train Unloader


What are Fortescue’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Fortescue?

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

R&D Focus: How has Fortescue’s search focus changed over the years?


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

Updated on May 30, 2022

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