Oracle Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Oracle has a total of 52613 patents globally, out of which 20797 have been granted. Of these 52613 patents, more than 76% patents are active. United States of America is where Oracle has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and China and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Oracle is USA, it has generated an annual revenue of $39.07 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Oracle.

Oracle was founded in 1977 by Lawrence Joseph Ellison. Company is doing business in cloud and license, hardware, and software services, it sells its cloud-engineering services and systems and database management systems. As of November 2021, Oracle has a market cap of $248.05 Billion.

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

How many patents does Oracle have?

Oracle has a total of 52613 patents globally. These patents belong to 59100 unique patent families. Out of 52613 patents, 6283 patents are active.

How many Oracle patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Oracle Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Oracle Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Oracle File Every Year?

Oracle 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 GrantOracle Applications FiledOracle Patents Granted
201118071231
201222941131
201325321032
201424641073
20152530937
201619391039
201720821183
201816011193
201914361371
20208391136
2021209903

How Many Patents did Oracle File in Different Countries?

Oracle Patent Portfolio in top 10 countries

Countries in which Oracle Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America34076
Europe3929
China2290
Australia2093
Japan1939
United Kingdom1148
India751
Canada485
Korea (South)369
Germany343
Taiwan179
Austria135
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)111
New Zealand42
Brazil39
Singapore33
Sweden28
Israel26
Russia24
Mexico20
Spain19
Eurasia15
South Africa7
Denmark6
France6
Poland4
Ireland3
Portugal2
Slovenia2
Italy2
Costa Rica1
Finland1
Norway1
Ukraine1
Cyprus1

Where are Research Centers of Oracle Patents Located?

Oracle R&D Centers

10 Best Oracle Patents

US6336137B1 is the most popular patent in the Oracle portfolio. It has received 2149 citations so far from companies like Cisco, IBM and Microsoft.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6336137B12149
USD454139S12013
US6763351B11980
US6711565B11901
US6732100B11890
US6732095B11847
US6609150B21823
US6804330B11823
US6434550B11813
US6665655B11774

Which Companies are using Oracle 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 Oracle patent portfolio are IBM, Microsoft and SAP.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM4140
Microsoft1862
SAP935
Intel785
Hewlett Packard563
Bank Of New York561
Amazon524
Google513
Samsung472
Salesforce437

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Oracle Patents

Oracle Patent Portfolio

Top Oracle Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7908645B293
US20060282660A193
US8776050B292
US20050120160A192
US7831693B259
US20050044197A159
US8739278B253
US20090089869A153
US7610390B248
US20030149781A148

What Percentage of Oracle US Patent Applications were Granted?

Oracle (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 19005 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 16991 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 95.09%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Oracle?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Oracle Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Llp279392.18%
Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma Oracle157895.34%
Tucker Ellis Llp145895.14%
Fbfk Oracle127798.82%
Kowert Hood Munyon Rankin & Goetzel Oracle93198.24%
Pvf Oracle America Inc833100.00%
Potomac Law Group Pllc Oracle International71086.59%
B Noel Kivlin530100.00%
Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma Llp49999.03%
Kraguljac Law Group Oracle46482.56%

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What are Oracle key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Oracle?

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

R&D FocusHow Oracle search focus changed over the years?

Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by Oracle?

Updated on December 2, 2021

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