MSCI Patents – Key Insights and Stats

MSCI has a total of 40 patents globally, out of which 18 have been granted. Of these 40 patents, more than 25% patents are active. The United States of America is where MSCI has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Australia and Europe. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of MSCI.

MSCI was founded in the year 1998. MSCI offers investment institutions all across the world tools for supporting investment decisions. For use in managing investment portfolios, the company creates indices and risk and return portfolio analytics. As of December 2022, MSCI has a market cap of $36.62 Billion.

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

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

The founder Andrew Thomas Rudd has 0 patents and CEO Henry A. Fernandez has 0 patents.

How many patents does MSCI have?

MSCI has a total of 40 patents globally. These patents belong to 16 unique patent families. Out of 40 patents, 10 patents are active.

How Many Patents did MSCI File Every Year?

MSCI 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 GrantMSCI Applications FiledMSCI Patents Granted
20211
20151
20143
201112
20103
200914
200812
20074
200612
20053
20043
2003131
20029

How many MSCI patents are Alive/Dead?

MSCI Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did MSCI File in Different Countries?

MSCI Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which MSCI Filed Patents

CountryPatent
United States Of America18
Australia4
Europe4
Japan2
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)2
Canada1
Singapore1
Germany1
Spain1

Where are Research Centres of MSCI Patents Located?

The Research Center of MSCI Patents is the United States of America.

10 Best MSCI Patents

US20040054610A1 is the most popular patent in the MSCI portfolio. It has received 282 citations so far from companies like Microsoft, JPMorgan and Cognitive Scale.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20040054610A1282
US7536329B2100
US7596523B273
US7024388B263
US7870052B142
US8805735B128
US7685069B127
US7769653B225
US20040024695A122
USD469442S117

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO used 11 MSCI patents in 62 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the MSCI patent portfolio are Kbc Group, Sap se and Nareit.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing MSCI –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing MSCI PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Kbc Group11
Sap Se12
Nareit11
Alphasimplex Group13
Virtu11
Amwell11
Markov Processes International12
Ameriprise Financial11
Nomura Research Institute11
Axioma12

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on MSCI Patents

Top MSCI Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20040054610A114
US7024388B25
US7769663B13
US7536329B22
US7031935B12
US20040024695A11
US7596523B21
US7685069B11
US7870052B11
US7324978B21
US7509279B21

What Percentage of MSCI US Patent Applications were Granted?

MSCI (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 15 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 15 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 100%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for MSCI?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
K&L Gates11100%
Hunton Andrews Kurth4100%

What are MSCI key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by MSCI?

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

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

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Updated on January 2, 2023

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