Mastercard Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Mastercard has a total of 10756 patents globally, out of which 3320 have been granted. Of these 10756 patents, more than 49% patents are active. The United States of America is where Mastercard has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Singapore and Europe. Parallelly, The United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also USA is the origin country of Mastercard.

Mastercard was founded in the year 1966. The Company provides financial transaction processing services. The Company offers payment processing services for credit and debit cards, electronic cash, automated teller machines, and travelers checks. Mastercard serves customers worldwide.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Mastercard have?

The CEO Michael Miebach have 0 patents.

How many patents does Mastercard have?

Mastercard has a total of 10756 patents globally. These patents belong to 4208 unique patent families. Out of 10756 patents, 5336 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Mastercard File Every Year?

Mastercard 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 GrantMastercard Applications FiledMastercard Patents Granted
202321
2022171445
2021448520
2020642504
2019922447
20181152272
20171494190
2016156795
2015101367
2014800115
201355383
201221072
201120754

How many Mastercard patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Mastercard Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Mastercard File in Different Countries?

Mastercard Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Mastercard Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America4285
Singapore875
Europe839
Australia487
India482
China394
Canada312
United Kingdom210
Japan199
Brazil181
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)126
Mexico126
Germany106
Korea (South)99
South Africa79
Russia71
Malaysia38
Taiwan34
Indonesia32
Philippines24
Israel23
Africa21
Chile20
Colombia18
New Zealand15
Brunei14
Austria13
Spain12
Saudi Arabia11
Norway9
Poland9
Denmark8
Uruguay5
Viet Nam5
Argentina5
Eurasia4
Peru4
Italy4
Czech Republic3
Costa Rica3
Egypt3
Pakistan2
Kenya2
Slovenia2
Hungary2
Portugal2
Iceland1
Turkey1
Tunisia1
Dominican Republic1
Cyprus1
Morocco1

Where are the Research Centers of Mastercard Patents Located?

Research Centers of Mastercard Patents

10 Best Mastercard Patents

US6460036B1 is the most popular patent in the Mastercard portfolio. It has received 1857 citations so far from companies like IBM, Microsoft and google.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6460036B11857
US6473500B1971
US6516416B2708
US20060069749A1414
US20080133351A1378
US7469151B2351
US7290288B2330
US7494055B2328
US7127236B2327
US20120310760A1318

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Mastercard patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Mastercard invention. They couldn’t because Mastercard had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 1401 Mastercard patents in 8309 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Mastercard patent portfolio are Visa, IBM, and Bank Of America.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Mastercard –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Mastercard PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Visa315795
IBM166359
Bank Of America158343
Paypal136341
Chase Bank113320
Capital One Services Llc104254
Google72174
Samsung Electronics71234
American Express Travel Related Services Co Inc67185
Advanced New Technologies Co Ltd57122

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Mastercard Patents

Top Mastercard Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20080133351A145
US7494055B228
US6460036B126
US20110047075A125
US20120310760A122
US8799087B220
US7290288B220
US8799060B219
US7575177B219
US6473500B119
US9760943B218
US9275215B218
US20160342989A118
US10204341B218
US9870562B217

What Percentage of Mastercard US Patent Applications were Granted?

Mastercard (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 3743 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1561 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 51.4%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Mastercard?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Daniel M Fitzgerald 2165269271.30%
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel61846.80%
Mastercard International Incorporated57131.62%
Harness, Dickey & Pierce44148.68%
Hovey Williams Llp19242.98%
Barta Jones & Foley Pllc14987.00%
Budzyn Ip Law Llc14526.21%
Buckley Maschoff & Talwalkar Llc12050.00%
Otterstedt Wallace & Kammer Llp12057.89%
Rmm Greeley9636.26%

What are Mastercard‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Mastercard?

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

R&D Focus: How has Mastercard‘s search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on January 24, 2023

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