Philip Morris International Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Philip Morris International has a total of 21310 patents globally, out of which 8925 have been granted. Of these 21310 patents, more than 80% patents are active. Europe is where Philip Morris International has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and Japan, it has generated an annual revenue of $76.05 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, Europe seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Philip Morris International.

Philip Morris International was founded in the year 1847 by Leopard Morris and Joseph Grunebaum. Company is doing business in cigarette and tobacco. As of January 2022, Philip Morris International has a market cap of $160.22 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Philip Morris International have?

The founders, Leopard Morris and Joseph Grunebaum have 0 patents respectively. The CEO, Jacek Olczak has 0 patents.

How many patents does Philip Morris International have?

Philip Morris International has a total of 21310 patents globally. These patents belong to 6206 unique patent families. Out of 21310 patents, 17097 patents are active.

How many Philip Morris International patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Philip Morris International Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Philip Morris International Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Philip Morris International File Every Year?

Philip Morris International 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 GrantPhilip Morris International Applications FiledPhilip Morris International Patents Granted
2011845181
20121618252
20131603258
20141829386
20152205487
20162562726
20171811899
201818051102
201916891421
20208021381
20212741198

How Many Patents did Philip Morris International File in Different Countries?

Philip Morris International Worldwide Filing in Top 10 Countries

Countries in which Philip Morris International Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Europe1717
United States Of America1624
Japan1399
China1319
Korea (South)1157
Russia832
Brazil779
Mexico769
Canada730
Australia711
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)581
Singapore568
Turkey553
Spain499
Malaysia468
Poland464
Israel456
Philippines449
India442
Indonesia396
South Africa302
Ukraine288
Thailand280
Argentina273
Taiwan265
Viet Nam248
Hungary238
Denmark215
Portugal214
United Kingdom181
New Zealand143
Serbia120
Slovenia118
Germany88
Lithuania85
Eurasia68
Austria64
Norway48
Kazakhstan44
Colombia40
Gulf Cooperation Council25
Chile24
Cyprus15
Croatia12
Uruguay11
Ecuador11
Africa10
Morocco9
Dominican Republic9
Costa Rica9
Italy7
Peru6
Tunisia5
Egypt5
Czech Republic5
France4
Georgia3
San Marino3
Luxembourg2
Romania2
Slovakia2
Bulgaria2
El Salvador2
Cuba2
Caribbean2
Honduras2
Jordan1
Estonia1
Sweden1
Iceland1
Panama1
Nicaragua1
Republic of Moldova1

Where are Research Centers of Philip Morris International Patents Located?

Philip Morris International R&D Centers

10 Best Philip Morris International Patents

WO2010003480A1 is the most popular patent in the Philip Morris International portfolio. It has received 421 citations so far from companies like R. J. Reynolds Tobacco, Rai Strategic Holdings, and Juul Labs.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Philip Morris International:

Publication NumberCitation Count
WO2010003480A1421
EP2316286A1296
EP2399636A1225
WO2005037353A1218
EP2468118A1191
WO2012072762A1184
WO2013083635A1180
EP2110033A1170
EP2468116A1168
WO2013060781A1168

Which Companies are using Philip Morris International 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 Philip Morris International patent portfolio are Altria Client Services, Rai Strategic Holdings, and British American Tobacco.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Altria Client Services96
Rai Strategic Holdings41
British American Tobacco40
Vectura27
Japan Tobacco20
JT International20
Fertin Pharma16
Fontem Holdings16
Ayr14
Boehringer Ingelheim13

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Philip Morris International Patents

Philip Morris International Patent Portfolio

Top Philip Morris International Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US10045561B219
US7950389B217
US9763476B215
US10668058B212
US10874142B212
US9949507B211
US9814263B211
US20140353856A111
US8168218B210
US9499331B210
US8910625B29
US20080127972A19
US9949504B29
US10143233B29
US6604698B29

What Percentage of Philip Morris International US Patent Applications were Granted?

Philip Morris International (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 2031 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1300 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 84.25%.

Below are the key stats of Philip Morris International patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Philip Morris International?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Oblon Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt L L P34394.47%
Mueting Raasch Group29173.74%
Harness Dickey & Pierce Altria25099.08%
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Pc21962.22%
Harness Dickey & Pierce Altria Bir1077.27%
Polsinelli Pc7462.96%
Mrg Philip Morris7089.13%
C O Fish & Neave4484.09%
Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz Llp4488.46%
Charles E B Glenn3889.19%

Philip Morris International has spent more than USD 8.1 billion on research and development of smoke-free goods. Philip Morris International sets high standards in science and research, and its scientific practises are influenced by the pharmaceutical sector. Philip Morris International makes its scientific results available to the public and encourages others to study it. Its mission is to provide current adult smokers with a better alternative to continuing to smoke. What steps is Philip Morris International taking to bring this vision to life?

By creating a line of smoke-free products that supply nicotine without the use of tobacco and are satisfying to current adult smokers.

Philip Morris International is putting resources, effort, and money towards developing better cigarette alternatives. Its product development pipeline comprises suitable product platforms that can cater to the different tastes of adult smokers and hence assist them in making a complete changeover.

Philip Morris International is eager to see measures enacted that induce large-scale switching as rapidly as possible in order to achieve its vision of reduced-risk products. Only by switching a substantial number of adult smokers to less dangerous alternatives can Philip Morris International accomplish a meaningful public-health benefit. Philip Morris International believes that the correct combination of government leadership and private initiative will significantly speed efforts to reduce smoking’s health burden.

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What are Philip Morris International key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Philip Morris International?

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

R&D Focus: How Philip Morris International search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on April 3, 2022

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