Qantas Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Qantas has a total of 22 patents globally, out of which 11 have been granted. Of these 22 patents, no patent is active. Australia is where Qantas has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and United Kingdom. Parallelly, Australia seems to be the main focused R&D centre of Qantas.

Qantas was founded in the year 1920 by Hudson Fysh, Paul McGinness and Fergus McMaster. Company deals in international and domestic air transportation services. As of November 2022, Qantas has a market cap of $7.70 Billion.

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

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

The founders, Hudson Fysh, Paul McGinness and Fergus McMaster have 0 patents. The CEO, Alan Joyce, has 0 patents.

How many patents does Qantas have?

Qantas has a total of 22 patents globally. These patents belong to 16 unique patent families. Out of 22 patents, no patent is active.

How Many Patents did Qantas File Every Year?

Qantas 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 GrantQantas Applications FiledQantas Patents Granted
2014 –1

How many Qantas patents are Alive/Dead?

All 22 patents of Qantas are dead.

How Many Patents did Qantas File in Different Countries?

Qantas Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Qantas Filed Patents

United States Of America1
United Kingdom1
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1

Where are Research Centres of Qantas Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Qantas

10 Best Qantas Patents

USD493294S1 is the most popular patent in the Qantas portfolio. It has received 36 citations so far from companies like Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and Jamco Corporation.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count

List of Qantas Patents

  Qantas Patents  Titles
AU2017904285P0Defect identification method
AU2009310618B9A wheel pallet
AU2013100169A4RFID tag and RFID card
AU2013900570P0Loyalty Card and Network
AU2012101880A4Passenger and luggage management system
WO2012012842A8RFID tag and RFID card
WO2012012840A1Passenger and luggage management system
WO2010048659A8A wheel pallet
AU2010903393P0RFID tag
AU2010903430P0Luggage processing station
AU2010903367P0Passenger and luggage management system
AU2008101058B4A wheel stillage
AU2005203201A1A trolley
AU158216SA seating module
USD493294S1Seat module
AU155761SSeating module
EU0000137270001SAircraft seats
SGD20021650ISA seating module
HK03104294SA seating module
GB3011836SAirline seat

What are Qantas’ key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Qantas?

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

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


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