Southern Company Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Southern Company has a total of 342 patents globally, out of which 249 have been granted. Of these 342 patents, more than 69% patents are active. The USA is where Southern Company has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Canada, it has generated an annual revenue of $29.27 billion in the year 2022. Parallelly, China seems to be the main focused R&D center of Southern Company.

Southern Company was founded in the year 1945. The firm is an American gas and electric utility holding company.

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

How many patents does Southern Company have?

Southern Company has a total of 342 patents globally. These patents belong to 178 unique patent families. Out of 342 patents, 239 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Southern Company File Every Year?

Southern Company 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 GrantSouthern Company Applications FiledSouthern Company Patents Granted
20225
20211019
20201213
20191530
20181112
20171022
2016526
20151426
20141326
20134615
20123717
20113812

How many Southern Company patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Southern Company Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Southern Company File in Different Countries?

Southern Company Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Southern Company Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America155
China20
Canada14
Europe12
Australia11
India9
Germany9
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)9
Indonesia8
South Africa7
Taiwan6
Philippines5
Korea (South)5
Japan5
Mexico4
Saudi Arabia4
Poland4
Singapore3
Viet Nam3
Hungary2
Argentina2
United Arab Emirates2
Croatia2
Pakistan2
Brazil2
Serbia2
Slovenia1
Eurasia1
Austria1
Africa1

Where are Research Centers of Southern Company Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Southern Company

10 Best Southern Company Patents

US7698233B1 is the most popular patent in the Southern Company portfolio. It has received 100 citations so far from companies like IBM, American Power Conversion Corporation, and GE.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Southern Company:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7698233B1100
US8296756B172
US8886361B152
US8310370B143
US20040100902A141
US20120212960A134
US7771585B233
US7619878B133
US20100051382A131
US20080058997A131

What are Southern Company’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Southern Company?

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

R&D Focus: How has Southern Company‘s search focus changed over the years?

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Our comprehensive report provides an in-depth look into the patent portfolio. The report includes a breakdown of the patent portfolio across various technologies, listing the patent along with brief summaries of each patent's technology.