MTN Group Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2024)

MTN Group has a total of 50 patents globally, out of which 18 have been granted. Of these 50 patents, more than 28% patents are active. Africa is where MTN Group has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by South Africa and China. Parallelly, South Africa seems to be the main focused R&D center and also the origin country of MTN Group.

MTN Group was founded in the year 1994. MTN Group, a multinational corporation listed on the JSE, provides a range of services including voice and data, mobile financial, enterprise solutions, and digital services.

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

How many patents does MTN Group have?

MTN Group has a total of 50 patents globally. These patents belong to 18 unique patent families. Out of 50 patents, 14 patents are active.

How Many Patents did MTN Group File Every Year?

MTN Group Patents Filing Trends

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 GrantMTN Group Applications FiledMTN Group Patents Granted
20231
20211
20201
201711
201632
201511
20133
201133
20103
2009131

How many MTN Group patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

MTN Group Patents Worldwide Legal Trends

How Many Patents did MTN Group File in Different Countries?

MTN Group Patents Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which MTN Group Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Africa7
South Africa6
China4
Singapore3
India3
Mexico2
Japan2
Philippines1
Viet Nam1
Spain1
Australia1
Brazil1
Colombia1
Poland1
Morocco1
United States Of America1
Eurasia1
Indonesia1
Malaysia1
Europe (EPO)1
South Korea1

Where are Research Centers of MTN Group Patents Located?

MTN Group Patents R&D center

10 Best MTN Group Patents

US20120116978A1 is the most popular patent in the MTN Group portfolio. It has received 21 citations so far from companies like Novartis Ag, Technology Business Management.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of MTN Group:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20120116978A121
WO2010073199A121
WO2006134434A112
WO2016193928A18
CN1399836A7
CN102265298A6
CN1399837A5
WO2006126056A25
WO2016207749A13
WO2014080324A12

List of MTN Group Patents

MTN Group PatentsTitle
WO2023209693A1An Advanced Data And Analytics Management Platform
ZA201708202BA Water Heater Controller
VN10023630BSecure Transaction Method And System
ZA201503505BA Method Of Determining Network Resource Congestion And A System Therefor
OA17412AA Method Of Determining Network Resource Congestion And A System Therefor.
MX331454BMethod And System To Process A Transaction Securely.
ZA200904794BA Method And System For Clustering Cells In A Cellular Or Mobile Telecommunications Network
OA14836AA Method And System For Clustering Cells In A Cellular Or Mobile Telecommunications Network.
OA14583AA Method Of Authenticating A Message Transmitted On A Communications Network And A System Therefor.
OA14446AA System And Method For Verifying An Image Transmitted Over A Communications Network
OA14294AOpening A Financial Account Using A Telephone
APP2017010413A0A Water Heater Controller
APP2015008486A0A Method Of Determining Network Resource Congestion And A System Therefor
MYPI2009000507A0A System And Method For Verifying An Image Transmitted Over A Communications Network
US20120116978A1Method Of And System For Securely Processing A Transaction
EP2070303A4A System And Method For Verifying An Image Transmitted Over A Communications Network
CN102265298AMethod And System For Securely Processing Transactions
CN101573950AA System And Method For Verifying An Image Transmitted Over A Communications Network
CN1399836ACommunication Method And System
CN1399837AMethod Of Supplying Information To User Of Mobile Station
WO2016207749A1A Device And Method Of Detecting Potholes
WO2016193928A1A Water Heater Controller
WO2014080324A1A Method Of Determining Network Resource Congestion And A System Therefor
WO2010073199A1Method Of And System For Securely Processing A Transaction
WO2010004509A1A Method And System For Clustering Cells In A Cellular Or Mobile Telecommunications Network
WO2008018032A2A System And Method For Verifying An Image Transmitted Over A Communications Network
WO2006134434A1A Method Of Authenticating A Message Transmitted On A Communications Network And A System Therefor
WO2006126056A2Opening A Financial Account Using A Telephone
ES2245579B1Procedure And System For Sending A Message To A Recipient
PL359760A1Communication Method And System
MA25779A1Communication Method And System.
IDP000044923BA System And Method For Verification Of An Image Transmitted Through A Communication Network
SG150099BA System And Method For Verifying An Image Transmitted Over A Communications Network
EA014152B1A System And Method For Verifying An Image Transmitted Over A Communications Network
SG98700BMethod And System For Sending A Message To A Recipient
ZA200204152BMethod Of Supplying Information To A User Of A Mobile Station
ZA200204150BCommunication Method And System
ZA200205184BMethod And System For Sending A Message To A Recipient
BRPI0715750A2A System And Method For Verifying An Image Transmitted Over A Communications Network
IN4897DELNP2011AMethod Of And System For Securely Processing A Transaction
JP2013514556AMethods And Systems For Securely Processing Transactions
CO6400165A2Method And System To Securely Process A Transaction
KR1020110105841AMethod Of And System For Securely Processing A Transaction
SG172317A1Method Of And System For Securely Processing A Transaction
IN1079DELNP2009A“A System And Method For Verifying An Image Transmitted Over A Communications Network”
PH12009500284A1A System And Method For Verifying An Image Transmitted Over A Communications Network
JP2010500808ASystem And Method For Determining The Validity Of Images Transmitted Over A Communication Network
MX2009001539AA System And Method For Verifying An Image Transmitted Over A Communications Network.
AU2007282901A1A System And Method For Verifying An Image Transmitted Over A Communications Network
INPCT2002DEL00570AA Method Of Supplying Information To A User Of A Mobile Station

What are MTN Group’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by MTN Group?

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

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

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