Vale has a total of 1938 patents globally, out of which 1052 have been granted. Of these 1938 patents, more than 47% patents are active. Brazil is where Vale has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and Australia, it has generated an annual revenue of $56.86 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, Brazil seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Vale.
Vale was founded in the year 1942 by Vargas Era federal government of Brazil. Company is doing business in metals and mining. As of January 2022, Vale has a market cap of $76.01 Billion.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of Vale which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Vale’s patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Vale’s patent portfolio.
How many patents does the CEO of Vale have?
The CEO, Eduardo de Salles Bartolomeo has 0 patents.
How many patents does Vale have?
Vale has a total of 1938 patents globally. These patents belong to 656 unique patent families. Out of 1938 patents, 918 patents are active.
How many Vale patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Vale File Every Year?
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 Grant||Vale Applications Filed||Vale Patents Granted|
How Many Patents did Vale File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Vale Filed Patents
|United States Of America||154|
|Papua New Guinea||2|
Where are Research Centers of Vale Patents Located?
10 Best Vale Patents
US6349249B1 is the most popular patent in the Vale portfolio. It has received 167 citations so far from companies like Dbt America, Samsung, and Komatsu.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Vale:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
Which Companies are using Vale 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 Vale patent portfolio are Sumitomo, Hoganas, and Caterpillar.
List of the top forward citing Companies –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Aci Solar Holdings||3|
|Freeport Minerals Corporation||2|
|Mitsui Mining & Smelting||2|
|Merlin Solar Technologies||2|
|Clean Teq Holdings||1|
|Sustainable Water Treatment||1|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Vale Patents
Top Vale Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
Patents acquired by Vale
Vale has acquired 3 patents from other companies which are not associated with Vale Bank.
|Heraldo Da Silva Couto||1|
List of acquired patents of Vale
|Publication Number||Title||Patents Acquired From|
|EP1346184B1||Heat Exchanger||Stork Prints|
|BRPI0603913B1||Addicted Steam Generator||Heraldo Da Silva Couto|
“For us, innovation is the key to generating shared value with society and building a safer, more sustainable and collaborative future.“
Vale is dedicated to utilising and developing cutting-edge technology in all of our operations, particularly in the manufacturing, shipping, use, recycling, and disposal of nickel products. Every step of the process, Vale considers the quality, safety, health, and environmental impact of its products.
Vale’s production is automated, eliminating workers from dangerous work environments and boosting the company’s agility and productivity. Major judgments are aided by artificial intelligence.
Vale use technology to rethink our work processes and eliminate risk situations in order to establish itself as a leader in security and risk management.
Vale has a holistic view of the value chain and works closely with customers to develop unique products and services.
Vale’s business is boosted by renewable energy, which leads to carbon neutrality and new mining and processing technologies that lower the company’s environmental imprint.
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What are Vale key innovation segments?
What Technologies are Covered by Vale?
The chart below distributes patents filed by Vale in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Vale thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.
R&D Focus: How Vale search focus changed over the years?
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