Pearson Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Pearson has a total of 728 patents globally, out of which 383 have been granted. Of these 728 patents, more than 58% patents are active. United States of America is where Pearson has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Australia. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and United Kingdom is the origin country of Pearson.

Pearson was founded in the year 1998. The Company provides education products and services to institutions, governments and individual learners in various countries. The Company offers test development, processing and scoring services and a range of education services including teacher development, educational software and system-wide solutions, as well as owns and operates schools. As of April 2023, the market cap of Pearson is $7.41 Billion.

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

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

The founder Samuel Pearson has 2 patents and CEO Andy Bird has 0 patent.

How many patents does Pearson have?

Pearson has a total of 728 patents globally. These patents belong to 251 unique patent families. Out of 728 patents, 428 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Pearson File Every Year?

Pearson 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 GrantPearson Applications FiledPearson Patents Granted
20235
2022642
20212748
20207764
20198043
201811439
201710117
20166019
2015476
2014387
2013166
201277

How many Pearson patents are Alive/Dead?

Pearson Patent Portfolio

 How Many Patents did Pearson File in Different Countries?

Pearson Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Pearson Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America494
Europe41
Australia29
Canada23
China15
India11
United Kingdom11
Brazil9
Japan8
Mexico5
Germany5
Spain3
Korea (South)3
South Africa2
Argentina1
Saudi Arabia1
Italy1
Austria1
Norway1
Poland1
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1

Where are Research Centres of Pearson Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Pearson

 10 Best Pearson Patents

US6449627B1 is the most popular patent in the Pearson portfolio. It has received 289 citations so far from companies like Mazda Motor, Microsoft and IBM.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6449627B1289
US6611840B1286
US7007034B1192
US7043488B1178
US7340481B1163
US9336268B1159
US6470171B1153
US20070100829A1144
US20090217196A1139
US6546378B1125

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 146 Pearson patents in 791 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Pearson patent portfolio are IBM, Microsoft and Individual.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Pearson –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Pearson PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
IBM46108
Microsoft1633
Individual916
D2L825
Google720
Amazon723
Salesforcecom413
Oracle411
Cisco44
Sap Se46

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Pearson Patents

 Top Pearson Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9336268B120
US20090217196A119
US20070100829A117
US8612469B216
US10546235B216
US9336483B112
US20060046239A18
US7512627B27
US8984650B26
US7007034B15
US9940169B25
US10885530B25
US8380121B25
US6749435B25
US6674992B25

What are Pearson key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Pearson?

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

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

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