Kinder Morgan Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Kinder Morgan has a total of 35 patents globally, out of which 29 have been granted. Of these 35 patents, more than 54% patents are active. United States of America is where Kinder Morgan has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Canada and Taiwan. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Kinder Morgan.

Kinder Morgan was founded in 1997 by Richard Kinder and William V. Morgan. Kinder Morgan of Delaware operates as a pipeline transportation and energy storage company. The Company owns and operates pipelines that transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, carbon dioxide, and other products, as well as terminals that store petroleum products and chemicals and handle bulk materials like coal and petroleum coke. As of February 2022, Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $37.50 Billion.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Kinder Morgan have?

The CEO, Steven J. Kean have 0 patents.

How many patents does Kinder Morgan have?

Kinder Morgan has a total of 35 patents globally. These patents belong to 13 unique patent families. Out of 35 patents, 19 patents are active.

How many Kinder Morgan patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Kinder Morgan Patents Portfolio

Patent Families

Kinder Morgan Patents

How Many Patents did Kinder Morgan File Every Year?

Kinder Morgan Patents 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 GrantKinder Morgan Applications FiledKinder Morgan Patents Granted

How Many Patents did Kinder Morgan File in Different Countries?

Kinder Morgan Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Kinder Morgan Filed Patents

United States Of America17
Costa Rica1
New Zealand1

Where are Research Centers of Kinder Morgan Patents Located?

Research Centers of Kinder Morgan Patents

10 Best Kinder Morgan Patents

US6590687B1 is the most popular patent in the Kinder Morgan portfolio. It has received 59 citations so far from companies like ByteLight Inc, Abl Ip Holding Llc and Applied Materials Inc.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Kinder Morgan:

Publication NumberCitation Count

What Percentage of Kinder Morgan US Patent Applications were Granted

Kinder Morgan (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 14 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 14 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 100.0%.

Below are the key stats of Kinder Morgan patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Kinder Morgan?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Bracewell Llp6100.00%
Sheridan Ross PC5100.00%
Andrews Kurth Kenyon1100.00%
Darryl M Tyus1100.00%


What are Kinder Morgans key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Kinder Morgan?

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

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


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