Nextera Energy Patents – Insights and Stats (Updated 2023)

NextEra Energy has a total of 106 patents globally, out of which 66 have been granted. Of these 106 patents, more than 71% patents are active. The United States of America is where NextEra Energy has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and China. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of NextEra Energy.

NextEra Energy was founded in 1925. NextEra Energy, Inc. provides renewable energy generation and distribution services. The company creates electricity using wind, solar, and natural gas. NextEra Energy also operates a number of commercial nuclear power plants through its subsidiaries.

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

How many patents does Nextera Energy have?

NextEra Energy has a total of 106 patents globally. These patents belong to 74 unique patent families. Out of 106 patents, 76 patents are active.

How many Nextera Energy patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

NextEra Energy Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Nextera Energy File Every Year?

NextEra Energy 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 GrantNextEra Energy Applications FiledNextEra Energy Patent Granted

How Many Patents did Nextera Energy File in Different Countries?

NextEra Energy Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Nextera Energy Filed Patents

United States Of America90
Europe (EPO)2

Where are Research Centers of Nextera Energy Patents Located?

The Research Center of NextEra Energy is located in the United States of America.

What Technologies are covered by NextEra Energy Patents?

NextEra Energy Patent Technology Area

Renowned for their contributions in the world of electric utility and communication system, NextEra Energy has a robust and innovative patent portfolio reflecting its commitment to advancing the landscape of electronics. NextEra Energy’s patents span a wide spectrum of domains, including electric utility, communication systems, electronic devices, turbine and sensors.

Surprisingly, NextEra Energy has quite a few patents in the domains of Robotics, Umanned aerial vehicles and Solar tracking systems.

They have filed the maximum patents related to Electric utility which include patents related to generation and distribution of electricity, among many.

This is followed by patents filed under Communication Systems which include patents related to advanced metering infrastructure, wireless communication and ticketing system along with the others.

Electronic devices include patents related to smart meter and power adaptor, amongst many.

There were also few patents which describe interesting methods and technologies which have been categorized as Others and are described as under;

US10387832B2, describes a method to handle replacing parts in a system by figuring out which parts are worn out and identifying parts that are supposed to be removed from another system.

US9129265B2, describes a strategy to measure how efficiently calls are handled by calculating the average time an agent takes to deal with calls, considering both the time spent on actual handling and the time the agent is idle.

EP1851571A4, describes a process for figuring out spots for wind farms by using meteorological data to analyze, correlate, and predict the potential locations with suitable wind conditions.

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

NextEra Energy Technology protected in different countries

R&D Focus: How NextEra Energy’s Research Focus Changed Over the Years?

NextEra Energy Technology through the years

10 Best Nextera Energy Patents

US6985837B2 is the most popular patent in the NextEra Energy portfolio. It has received 72 citations so far from companies like The Weather Channel, Honeywell International and Planalytics.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Nextera Energy:

Publication NumberCitation Count

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 26 NextEra Energy patents in 96 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the NextEra Energy patent portfolio are

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing NextEra Energy –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing NextEra Energy PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Sap Se23
Baker Hughes23
Osmose Utilities Services12
Microchip Technology13
Schneider Electric Buildings Americas12
Bank Of America Corporation13

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on NextEra Energy Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by NextEra Energy

Top NextEra Energy Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications

What Percentage of NextEra Energy US Patent Applications were Granted?

NextEra Energy (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 80 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 58 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 85.29%.

Below are the key stats of NextEra Energy patent prosecution at the USPTO.

NextEra Energy Granted US Patent Applications

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for NextEra Energy?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Fleit Intellectual Property Law5587.50%
Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino Llp1985.71%
Feldman Gale Pa250.00%
Stites & Harbison Pllc250.00%
Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino Llp1100.00%
Ubicquia Inc1100.00%

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