Petrobras Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. has a total of 3051 patents globally, out of which 1627 have been granted. Of these 3051 patents, more than 54% patents are active. Brazil is where Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by USA and Europe, it has generated an annual revenue of $ 53.7 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, Brazil seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Petróleo Brasileiro S.A..

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., better known as Petrobras, was founded in the year 1953. Headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a state-owned petroleum multinational enterprise. As of February 2022, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. has a market cap of $ 91.37 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and CEO of Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. have?

The founder, Getúlio Vargas, and the CEO, Joaquim Silva e Luna, have 0 patents.

How many patents does Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. have?

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. has a total of 3051 patents globally. These patents belong to 1505 unique patent families. Out of 3051 patents, 1669 patents are active.

How many Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Petrobras Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Petrobras patent portfolio

How Many Patents did Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. File Every Year?

Petrobras 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 GrantPetróleo Brasileiro S.A. Applications FiledPetróleo Brasileiro S.A. Patents Granted
201110052
20129171
201310770
201411368
20156993
20167078
20178672
2018150141
2019255108
202090127
202137173
202219

How Many Patents did Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. File in Different Countries?

Petrobras Worldwide Filing in Top 10 Countries

Countries in which Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Brazil1241
United States Of America362
Europe164
Argentina133
China115
Canada94
Australia90
Germany70
Japan67
Mexico56
Norway55
Spain51
Portugal39
Colombia39
United Kingdom29
India26
Indonesia18
Denmark14
Chile13
Malaysia11
Africa10
Korea (South)9
Uruguay9
New Zealand6
Philippines6
Austria6
Bolivia6
France6
Egypt5
Peru5
United Arab Emirates4
Singapore4
Russia2
Romania2
Viet Nam2
Cuba2
Morocco2
Jordan2
Estonia1
Sweden1
Poland1
Ecuador1
Paraguay1
Gulf Cooperation Council1
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1

 

Where are Research Centers of Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. Patents Located?

Petrobras R&D Centres

10 Best Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. Patents

US20060186020A1 is the most popular patent in the Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. portfolio. It has received 178 citations so far from companies like Applied Research Associates, Ecopetrol S.A., and Syntroleum Corporation.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20060186020A1398
US6179900B1129
WO2007125332A1120
US7112229B2100
US6474413B196
US20070044972A184
US6247358B180
US6544409B268
US6256589B165
US7540952B262

Which Companies are using Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. 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 Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. patent portfolio are Schlumberger, Honeywell UOP, and Saudi Arabian Oil Company.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Schlumberger12
Honeywell UOP11
Saudi Arabian Oil Company7
Halliburton Energy Services7
Exxonmobil Research And Engineering4
Bioecon International Holding4
Boreskov Institute Of Catalysis3
Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research3
Bp Corporation North America3
Shell Oil Company3

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. Patents

Top Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7540952B28
US20070044972A18
US8067657B27
US20060186020A17
US7112229B26
US7516795B25
US7727377B25
US7934560B25
US6179900B15
US20140331992A14

Petrobras, Brazil’s “national squad” in the energy industry, is a successful example of research and technology being translated into practical productivity.

Petrobras has implemented the “Deepwater Oilfield Exploitation Technology Innovation and Development Plan” since 1986, and established a detailed deepwater oil and gas development technology development plan in response to the fact that 75 percent of Brazil’s oil reserves are located in the deep sea.

Petrobras now has proven crude oil reserves of 11.7 billion barrels, making it Latin America’s most profitable enterprise.

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What are Petrobrass key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Petrobras?

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

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

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