Instacart Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Instacart has a total of 311 patents globally, out of which 291 have been granted. Of these 311 patents, more than 80% patents are active. United States of America is where Instacart has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Instacart is USA and Canada, it has generated an annual revenue of $1.5 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Instacart.

Instacart also known as Maplebear was founded in the year 2012 by Apoorva Mehta, Max Mullen and Brandon Leonardo. Company is doing business in providing grocery delivery and pick-up service. The company offers its services via a website and mobile app in United States and Canada. As of December 2021, Instacart has a market valuation of $39 Billion.

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

How many patents does Instacart have?

Instacart has a total of 311 patents globally. These patents belong to 219 unique patent families. Out of 311 patents, 251 patents are active.

How many Instacart patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Instacart Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Instacart Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Instacart File Every Year?

Instacart 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 GrantInstacart Applications FiledInstacart Patents Granted
2010152
2011137
20121850
20132611
20143115
20155116
201629106
20173615
2018521
2019419
202022

How Many Patents did Instacart File in Different Countries?

Instacart Patent Portfolio worldwide filing

Countries in which Instacart Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America310
Europe1

Where are Research Centers of Instacart Patents Located?

Instacart R&D Centers

10 Best Instacart Patents

US9567007B2 is the most popular patent in the Instacart portfolio. It has received 118 citations so far from companies like Ford Global Technologies, Apple and Robert Bosch Gmbh.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US9567007B2118
US7299125B281
US8387045B280
US9399445B276
US9884611B272
US9561852B156
US7185057B251
US7543182B248
US7988045B246
US20070168537A145

Which Companies are using Instacart 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 Instacart patent portfolio are IBM, Microsoft and SAP.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM106
Microsoft47
SAP25
Google22
Vmware16
Rakuten16
Paypal16
Citi Bank11
Hewlett Packard10
Toyota4

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Instacart Patents

Instacart Patent Portfolio

Top Instacart Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8199966B218
US10296962B215
US8386285B213
US8509816B213
US9834224B212
US8365019B211
US8359316B210
US8386298B210
US9718471B28
US9567007B28

What Percentage of Instacart US Patent Applications were Granted?

Instacart (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 20 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 12 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 100%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Instacart?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Maplebear Instacart Fenwick15100.00%
Stevens & Lee Pc5100.00%

The key to Instacart’s success is the reduced stages that resulted in better grocery buying than previous methods. The web/app and the customers are unquestionably its most valuable assets. They ensured a flawless online experience by utilising the most modern and well-developed web technology.

Also, because the business model is based on users visiting nearby establishments, it is critical that the backend recognises users’ locations and gives viable delivery times. Because Instacart properly handled the primary determinants of its value proposition, there is clearly a harmonious relationship between the business model and its operational model.

As a result, while being a latecomer to the market, Instacart can be classified as an innovative option. It succeeded in providing a satisfying service to its customers, consumers, stores, and investors by using the proper and balanced leverage between technology and lifestyle evaluation, which serves as an example of harmonious and successful internal management.

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What are Instacart key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Instacart?

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

R&D FocusHow Instacart search focus changed over the years?

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