Visa Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Visa has a total of 9843 patents globally, out of which 3827 have been granted. Of these 9843 patents, more than 59% patents are active. United States of America is where Visa has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Australia and Europe, it has generated an annual revenue of $24.105 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Visa.

Visa was launched in the year 1958 by Bank of America. It is a multinational financial services firm headquartered in California, USA. It supports electronic funds transfers all around the world, with Visa-branded credit cards, debit cards, and prepaid cards being the most frequent methods. Visa is one of the most valuable companies in the world. As of March 2022, Visa has a market cap of $451.47 Billion.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Visa have?

The CEO, Alfred F Kelly Jr, has 0 patents.

How many patents does Visa have?

Visa has a total of 9843 patents globally. These patents belong to 2638 unique patent families. Out of 9843 patents, 5894 patents are active.

How many Visa patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Visa Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Visa patent portfolio

How Many Patents did Visa File Every Year?

Visa 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 GrantVisa Applications FiledVisa Patents Granted
2011519117
2012541176
2013451329
2014515297
2015523205
2016897225
20171002320
2018937305
20191080490
2020314468
2021222504
202275

How Many Patents did Visa File in Different Countries?

Visa Worldwide Filing in Top Countries

Countries in which Visa Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America3351
Australia909
Europe778
China632
Canada490
Singapore427
Brazil272
India271
Japan202
Korea (South)180
Russia174
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)170
Germany164
United Kingdom103
Mexico75
South Africa50
Spain27
Austria12
Israel10
Taiwan9
Malaysia9
African9
New Zealand7
Indonesia6
Viet Nam4
Colombia4
Saudi Arabia4
Chile4
France3
Turkey2
United Arab Emirates2
Poland2
Portugal2
Norway2
Morocco1
Denmark1
Tunisia1
Iceland1
Philippines1
Italy1
Switzerland1

 Where are Research Centres of Visa Patents Located?

Visa R&D Centres

10 Best Visa Patents

US20030120593A1 is the most popular patent in the Visa portfolio. It has received 885 citations so far from companies like IBM, Microsoft, and Nokia.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20030120593A1885
US6658393B1797
US6560581B1584
US20140019352A1516
US20130346302A1510
US20130218721A1499
US20120209749A1496
US20120316992A1464
US20080040276A1447
US8577803B2437

Which Companies are using Visa 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 Visa patent portfolio are Mastercard, Paypal, and IBM.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Mastercard837
Paypal250
IBM207
Capital One Services156
Google139
American Express114
Microsoft109
Samsung72
Advanced New Technologies71
Apple67

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Visa Patents

Top Visa Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20120209749A183
US20130218721A171
US20130346302A167
US20120101881A153
US10223710B253
US10204327B251
US10096043B248
US9646291B246
US20120158589A142
US20130024371A138
US10121129B237
US20120066065A136
US20110231305A135
US9589266B233
US9996835B231

Visa does not issue cards, grant credit, or set rates and fees for consumers; instead, it sells Visa-branded payment products to financial institutions, which they then use to offer credit, debit, prepaid, and cash access services to its clients.

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is transforming our world. The point of sale is no longer a location; it is now available wherever and whenever the buyer desires. Visa is assisting in this shift by supplying platform-level technology that allow partners to create and innovate. These fresh ideas will change the future of payments and help individuals live more frictionless lives.

Visa is teaming up with device makers to offer integrated payments for wearables that combine functionality and beauty. Wearable devices today are more convenient and useful than ever before. Because to tokenization technology, next-generation wearables, such as the Fitbit Ionic and Garmin vivóactive 3 smartwatches, allow individuals to enrich their on-the-go lives with easy and secure contactless Visa payments.

Payment technology will be embedded in a variety of clothing and accessories, allowing you to communicate, plan, and pay without ever having to take out your wallet or phone. Built-in batteries will be thin, flexible, and efficient, reducing or perhaps eliminating the need for charging. Clothing will be loaded with technology, making it practical and comfortable while decreasing the need for multiple screens.

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What are Visa’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Visa?

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

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

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