The Western Union Patents – Key Insights and Stats

The Western Union has a total of 720 patents globally, out of which 369 have been granted. Of these 720 patents, more than 69% patents are active. The USA is where The Western Union has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Canada and Australia, it has generated an annual revenue of $4.47 billion in the year 2022. Parallelly, the USA seems to be the main focused R&D centre of The Western Union.

The Western Union was founded in the year 1851 by Ezra Cornell, Jeptha Wade, Hiram Sibley and Samuel L. Selden. Company is an American multinational financial services company headquartered in Colorado. As of May 2023, The Western Union has a market cap of $4.06 Billion.

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

How many patents does the CEO of The Western Union have?

The CEO, Devin McGranahan, has 0 patents.

How many patents does The Western Union have?

The Western Union has a total of 720 patents globally. These patents belong to 206 unique patent families. Out of 720 patents, 497 patents are active.

How Many Patents did The Western Union File Every Year?

Western Union 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 GrantThe Western Union Applications FiledThe Western Union Patents Granted
2022514
2021812
20201217
20191619
2018910
201797
2016114
201589
20142726
20132737
20122117
20111238

How many The Western Union patents are Alive/Dead?

Western Union Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did The Western Union File in Different Countries?

Western Union Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which The Western Union Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America473
Canada54
Australia40
Europe38
India19
Mexico13
Brazil10
China6
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)5
South Africa1
Philippines1
Argentina1
Japan1
Singapore1
Korea (South)1
Germany1
Malaysia1
Austria1
Chile1

Where are Research Centres of The Western Union Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Western Union

10 Best The Western Union Patents

US6547132B1 is the most popular patent in the The Western Union portfolio. It has received 354 citations so far from companies like First Data Corporation, Canon, and IBM.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of The Western Union:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6547132B1354
US6502747B1330
US7177836B1326
US6827260B2321
US6488203B1318
US6886742B2275
US6755344B1233
US20030187790A1227
US8082210B2223
US20020023053A1222

What are Western Union key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Western Union?

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

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

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