Saudi Aramco Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Saudi Aramco has a total of 40,388 patents globally, out of which 16,882 have been granted. Of these 40,388 patents, more than 62% patents are active. United States of America is where Saudi Aramco has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and China, it has generated an annual revenue of $ 229.9 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center.

Saudi Aramco was founded in 1933 by Standard Oil Co. of California and Govt of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco is a public petroleum and natural gas company. As of January 2022, Saudi Aramco has a market cap of $1.894 Trillion.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Saudi Aramco have?

The CEO, Amin Hassan Nasser has 0 patents.

How many patents does Saudi Aramco have?

Saudi Aramco has a total of 40,388 patents globally. These patents belong to 11,587 unique patent families. Out of 40,388 patents, 25063 patents are active.

How many Saudi Aramco patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Saudi Aramco Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Saudi Aramco Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Saudi Aramco File Every Year?

Saudi Aramco 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 GrantSaudi Aramco Applications FiledSaudi Aramco Patents Granted
20111214938
201225071143
201319791430
201426831740
201526081891
201634022482
201733203378
201842034012
201935514669
202021915308
20215895326

How Many Patents did Saudi Aramco File in Different Countries?

Saudi Aramco Worldwide Filing in Top 10 Countries

Countries in which Saudi Aramco Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America8887
Europe5568
China4700
Japan2597
Korea (South)2375
Gulf Cooperation Council1197
India1177
Canada1046
Singapore929
Germany895
Taiwan500
Australia438
Brazil431
Spain393
Austria295
Saudi Arabia262
Russia256
Mexico210
Eurasian Patent Organization188
Malaysia144
Norway76
Poland67
South Africa60
Indonesia59
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)57
Thailand54
Turkey52
Denmark37
Morocco29
Argentina27
Hungary20
Portugal16
United Kingdom12
Viet Nam12
Philippines11
Israel11
Netherlands7
Czech Republic5
Egypt5
Slovenia4
Croatia3
Ukraine3
France2
Europe2
Colombia2
Chile2
Serbia1
Italy1
Belarus1
Ecuador1
Algeria1
New Zealand1

Where are Research Centers of Saudi Aramco Patents Located?

Saudi Aramco R&D Centers

10 Best Saudi Aramco Patents

US6883201B2 is the most popular patent in the Saudi Aramco portfolio. It has received 526 citations so far from companies like Toshiba Corp, Kawasaki Heavy Ind Ltd, and Matsushita Electric Ind Co Ltd.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Saudi Aramco:

Publication NumberCount of Citing Patents
US6883201B2526
US6809490B2489
US6690134B1477
US6594844B2466
US7024278B2376
US6781338B2374
US7155308B2350
US7188000B2326
US7173391B2306
US7636982B2297

Which Companies are using Saudi Aramco 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 Saudi Aramco patent portfolio are Shpp Global Technologies, LG and Halliburton Energy Services.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Shpp Global Technologies66
LG60
Halliburton Energy Services50
Samsung45
Covestro44
General Electric29
Irobot26
Idemitsu Kosan26
Lotte24
Basf23

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Saudi Aramco Patents

Saudi Aramco Patent Portfolio

Top Saudi Aramco Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9256711B222
US20070231542A122
US6809490B216
US20040229051A115
US7706915B214
US7026432B214
US20080015298A114
US7155308B213
US7309727B213
US6883201B213
US7015640B212
US6689835B212
US10108783B212
US7129444B211
US7744749B210

What Percentage of Saudi Aramco US Patent Applications were Granted?

Saudi Aramco (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 4919 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 3571 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 90.45%.

Below are the key stats of Saudi Aramco patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Saudi Aramco?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Bracewell Llp152793.35%
Fish & Richardson P C Da119093.89%
Abelman Frayne & Schwab47882.96%
Dinsmore & Shohl Llp41995.13%
Leason Ellis Llp30495.74%
Cantor Colburn Llp Sabic Americas29672.22%
Choate Saudi Arabian Oil Company Asc And Sao9798.28%
Norton Rose Fulbright Us Llp8088.00%
Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton Llp59100.00%
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel Llp5676.79%

Saudi Aramco boasts the world’s fastest-growing technology portfolio, embracing industry-leading technologies across the board to produce oil and gas more efficiently, reliably, and sustainably.

Saudi Aramco is concentrating its efforts on upstream research and technology development, which will aid in the finding and recovery of hydrocarbon resources. Aramco has used advances — such as machine learning and predictive analytics — to grow their production by almost 2 million barrels of oil per day.

The Shallow Water Inspection and Monitoring Robot (SWIM-R) is a Saudi Aramco-developed underwater inspection robot. The SWIM-R robot can be remotely operated to perform underwater inspection tasks in shallow water environments, which prove difficult for traditional diving support vessels. The robot can be deployed from shore or by using a low-cost inflatable vessel, reducing inspection time and costs, and can complete inspection tasks four times faster than divers.

Saudi Aramco has diversified its portfolio to include sustainable and renewable energy, carbon capture, use, and storage, environmental sciences, energy storage, water conservation and reuse, and other technologies such as artificial intelligence and robots.

Their sensor technology has made it possible to collect well log data in a more efficient and cost-effective manner. Measuring generated fluids in a reservoir at various velocities and phases has become less complicated and more precise.

From cutting-edge materials for heavy-hydrocarbon separation to the deployment of reservoir nanoagents for improved monitoring and imaging, you name it and Saudi Aramco has it!

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What are Saudi Aramco’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Saudi Aramco?

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

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

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