Procter and Gamble Patents – Key Insights and Stats

P&G has a total of 103813 patents globally, out of which 39192 have been granted. Of these 103813 patents, more than 25% patents are active. United States of America is where P&G has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Japan. Parallelly, United States of America and Europe seems to be the main focused R&D center and USA is the origin country of P&G.

P&G, headquartered in Ohio, USA specialises in personal health/consumer health, as well as personal care and hygiene items; these products are divided into numerous categories, including Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric & Home Care, and Baby, Feminine, & Family Care. As of February 2022, P&G has a market cap of $393.81 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of P&G have?

The founders, William Procter and James Gamble have 0 patents respectively. The CEO, David S Taylor has 0 patents.

How many patents does P&G have?

P&G has a total of 103813 patents globally. These patents belong to 27386 unique patent families. Out of 103813 patents, 20646 patents are active.

How many P&G patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents
P&G Patents Portfolio
Patent Families
P&G Patents

How Many Patents did P&G File Every Year?

P&G 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 GrantP&G Applications FiledP&G Patents Granted
201159981827
201250531413
201347701383
20145340979
201555991061
201652141134
201749921401
201836991715
201930921620
202018231814
20218701970
202271

How Many Patents did P&G File in Different Countries?

P&G Worldwide Patents

Countries in which P&G Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America18170
Europe11633
Japan8560
China7629
Canada6831
Mexico5881
Australia4953
Germany4908
Brazil3858
India2865
Spain2421
Korea (South)2085
Austria1558
Russia1466
Argentina1133
Poland846
South Africa800
Turkey745
Thailand647
Hungary625
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)515
Philippines511
Czech Republic482
Taiwan468
Israel440
Malaysia390
Singapore385
United Kingdom304
Denmark301
Chile238
Viet Nam214
Peru210
Portugal200
Egypt194
Indonesia190
Colombia175
New Zealand175
France145
Norway131
Slovakia80
Morocco71
Saudi Arabia52
Greece47
Slovenia29
Ukraine28
Eurasian Patent Organization25
Finland25
Africa24
Cyprus19
Italy15
Costa Rica12
Sweden11
Netherlands11
Croatia9
Ireland8
Dominican Republic7
Romania7
Tunisia6
Serbia4
Bulgaria4
Uruguay4
Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro4
El Salvador4
Iceland3
Switzerland2
Ecuador2
Gulf Cooperation Council2
Lithuania2
Belgium2
Nicaragua2
Estonia2
Guatemala1
Luxembourg1
Belarus1
Honduras  1

Where are Research Centres of P&G Patents Located?

Research Centres of P&G Patents

10 Best P&G Patents

US20140012332A1 is the most popular patent in the P&G portfolio. It has received 2042 citations so far from companies like Acromed Corporation, Illinois Tool Works Inc., and Fastenetix, L.L.C..

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of P&G:

Publication NumberCount of Citing Patents
US20140012332A12042
US20130023941A11841
US20120059426A11803
US20130304130A11789
US20130253598A11774
US10022280B21760
US10039577B21755
US10893987B21745
US11154437B21741
US10335324B21741

Which Companies are using P&G Patents to Advance their Research?

The top citing companies in the P&G patent portfolio are Henkel, Loreal and Kimberly Clark Worldwide.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Henkel266
Loreal244
Kimberly Clark Worldwide208
Colgate181
Ecolab141
Unilever120
Unicharm119
Samsung93
Kao91
Basf89

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on P&G Patents

P&G patent portfolio

Top P&G Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20040106916A145
US20010028308A144
US6294186B137
US20040220926A134
US20020038392A132
US20030056916A130
US10497037B229
US20030005826A127
US20010049846A126
US6459955B125
US20100281636A123
US20030099158A123
US6481515B122
US20050091338A122
US20040024311A121

What Percentage of P&G US Patent Applications were Granted?

P&G (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 15771 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 8926 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 60.8%.

Below are the key stats of P&G patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for P&G?

Law FirmsTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Procter And Gamble1666373.33%
Noxell Corporation33787.76%
Galleria Co.33087.80%
Jpmorgan Chase Bank, N.A.63489.27%
Roe, Donald Carroll22062.68%
Sivik, Mark Robert21467.57%
Trokhan, Paul Dennis18382.67%
Lavon, Gary Dean15564.83%
Brooker, Alan Thomas14135.71%
Miracle, Gregory Scot14065.81%

One of P&G’s technology innovations is:

Oral-B GENIUS X Electric Toothbrush: Oral-B GENIUS X with Artificial Intelligence uses the Oral-B app to provide customised feedback on areas that need more attention when brushing for optimum oral health.

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What are P&Gs key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by P&G?

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

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

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Updated on February 4, 2022

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