Imperial Brands Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Imperial Brands has a total of 4476 patents globally, out of which 2276 have been granted. Of these 4476 patents, more than 47% patents are active. European Countries is where Imperial Brands has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America, it has generated an annual revenue of $36.35 billion in the year 2022. Parallelly, European Countries seems to be the main focused R&D centre of Imperial Brands.

Imperial Brands was founded in the year 1901. With its headquarters in Bristol, England, the business is an International tobacco firm. As of March 2023, Imperial Brands has a market cap of $21.98 Billion.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Imperial Brands have?

The CEO, Stefan Bomhard, has 0 patents.

How many patents does Imperial Brands have?

Imperial Brands has a total of 4476 patents globally. These patents belong to 1110 unique patent families. Out of 4476 patents, 2114 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Imperial Brands File Every Year?

Imperial Brands 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 GrantImperial Brands Applications FiledImperial Brands Patents Granted
202254117
202179186
2020471222
2019703241
2018372261
2017231150
2016342196
2015563129
201426564
201312070
201213151
20116551

How many Imperial Brands patents are Alive/Dead?

Imperial Brands Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Imperial Brands File in Different Countries?

Imperial Brands Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Imperial Brands Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Europe1052
United States Of America507
United Kingdom333
Germany283
Japan166
Poland150
China142
Spain113
Taiwan109
Canada84
Australia81
Russia80
Korea (South)73
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)65
Austria47
Portugal38
Ukraine35
Hungary35
Denmark31
Norway30
New Zealand30
Slovenia27
Italy27
Singapore26
India24
Czech Republic22
Brazil20
Eurasia20
Slovakia19
Bulgaria16

Where are Research Centres of Imperial Brands Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Imperial Brands

10 Best Imperial Brands Patents

US20060196518A1 is the most popular patent in the Imperial Brands portfolio. It has received 1269 citations so far from companies like R. J. Reynolds Tobacco, Philip Morris USA, and Altria Client Services.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Imperial Brands:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20060196518A11269
US7832410B2975
US20090188490A1853
US8365742B2747
US8156944B2668
US8375957B2547
US20120111347A1499
US20140190496A1294
US8393331B2256
USD779719S1226

Which Companies are using Imperial Brands 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 Imperial Brands patent portfolio are Altria Client Services, Rai Strategic Holdings, and Philip Morris Products.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Altria Client Services73
Rai Strategic Holdings47
Philip Morris Products32
Fontem Holdings29
Huizhou Kimree Technology23
Nicoventures Holdings Limited21
Shenzhen First Union Technology20
AYR14
Japan Tobacco14
Kimree Hi-Tech13

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Imperial Brands Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Imperial Brands

Top Imperial Brands Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9439455B2106
US8156944B234
US20060196518A129
US8375957B222
US20120111347A120
US8689805B219
US20150327596A117
US10034988B217
US9986762B217
US7832410B216
US20150216237A116
US20140190496A116
US9737093B215
US10201186B214
US20120234315A110

What are Imperial Brands key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Imperial Brands?

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

R&D Focus: How has Imperial Brands search focus changed over the years?

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