Paypal Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Paypal has a total of 5324 patents globally, out of which 2736 have been granted. Of these 5324 patents, more than 63% patents are active. United States of America is where Paypal has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Australia. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Paypal.

Paypal was founded in 1998 by Ken Howery, Luke Nosek, Mallikarjun Yagnavajulla, Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, Rod D. Martin and Senthil Udayasooriyan. Paypal provides financial transaction processing services. The Company offers electronic payment processing services such as mobile payments and online invoicing. Paypal serves customers worldwide. As of February 2022, Paypal has a market cap of $132.95 Billion.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Paypal have?

The CEO, Dan Schulman have 0 patents.

How many patents does Paypal have?

Paypal has a total of 5324 patents globally. These patents belong to 2178 unique patent families. Out of 5324 patents, 3359 patents are active.

How many Paypal patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Paypal Patents Portfolio

Patent Families

Paypal Patents

How Many Patents did Paypal File Every Year?

Paypal 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 GrantPaypal Applications FiledPaypal Patents Granted
201121374
2012498112
2013382163
2014622182
2015437146
2016405212
2017410262
2018415272
2019525307
2020281338
2021184350
2022143

How Many Patents did Paypal File in Different Countries?

Paypal Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Paypal Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America4041
Australia236
Europe192
China169
Canada123
Japan85
Korea (South)61
Germany40
India21
Singapore20
Brazil12
Russian Federation10
Israel7
United Kingdom6
South Africa4
Mexico4
Denmark3
Indonesia3
Sweden2
France1
Austria1
Spain1
New Zealand1

Where are Research Centers of Paypal Patents Located?

Research Centers of Paypal Patents

10 Best Paypal Patents

US6327578B1 is the most popular patent in the Paypal portfolio. It has received 1348 citations so far from companies like IBM, Microsoft and Visa.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6327578B11348
US20010042785A11044
US7089208B1785
US6267292B1770
US7848765B2602
US6246996B1523
US8380177B2473
US6205433B1423
US6249773B1412
US6295522B1383

Which Companies are using Paypal 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 Paypal patent portfolio are IBM, Mastercard and Bank Of America.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM187
Mastercard150
Bank Of America79
Microsoft76
Capital One Services Llc75
Samsung74
Visa63
Google56
Amazon56
Facebook46

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Paypal Patents

Top Paypal Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US10839384B244
US9400978B237
US9009096B229
US8935777B228
US9442810B227
US9438575B225
US8839431B223
US20150348049A121
US8869245B220
US10373160B219
US9721283B218
US9208482B218
US10499224B217
US10783478B217
US9449208B216

What Percentage of Paypal US Patent Applications were Granted?

Paypal (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 3692 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 2266 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 70.66%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Paypal?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Haynes & Boone215572.39%
Maschoff Brennan57363.99%
Khmrg Paypal Inc16178.82%
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner10867.53%
Drinker Biddle456.67%
Munck Wilson Mandala4535.56%
Amin Turocy & Watson10100.00%
Andre L Marais100%
Kenyon & Kenyon1090.00%
Walker Innovation Inc8100.00%
  • PayPal expects to double its annual revenue by 2025.
  • It expects the expansion of its fintech platform to support that growth.
  • Investors would need to pay a much higher premium for PayPal to boost its market cap to $1 trillion in just four years.

PayPal has set ambitious targets for itself, including doubling its active accounts to 750 million and more than doubling its annual revenue to over $50 billion. It expects its earnings to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22% between 2020 and 2025. The company expects the growing acceptance of NFC and QR code payments to drive that growth.

Its new app adds messaging, bill payments, direct deposits, cryptocurrency services, shopping tools, and more. It also recently partnered with Synchrony Financial to add a high-yield savings account, PayPal Savings. The moves will all make it easier to launch additional features, including free stock trades and other investment services.

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What are Paypal‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Paypal?

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

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

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

Updated on April 3, 2022

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