WPP Patents – Key Insights and Stats

WPP has a total of 287 patents globally, out of which 171 have been granted. Of these 287 patents, more than 39% patents are active. The United States of America is where WPP has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Korea (South) and China. Parallelly, Korea (South) seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also the United Kingdom is the origin country of WPP.

WPP was founded in the year 1985. WPP runs a division for communications services. The services the company offers include branding and identity, consulting, public relations, healthcare and specialized communications, and advertising and media investment management. As of April 2023, WPP has a market cap of $12.82 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of WPP have?

The founder Jack Smith, Martin Sorrell have 91, 0 patents and CEO Mark Read have 0 patents.

How many patents does WPP have?

WPP has a total of 287 patents globally. These patents belong to 201 unique patent families. Out of 287 patents, 113 patents are active.

How Many Patents did WPP File Every Year?

WPP 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 GrantWPP Applications FiledWPP Patents Granted
202216
2021322
2020814
2019219
2018187
2017264
2016146
2015169
2014215
2013116
2012115
2011148

How many WPP patents are Alive/Dead?

WPP Patents Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did WPP File in Different Countries?

WPP Worldwide Patents Filing

Countries in which WPP Filed Patents

CountryPatent
United States Of America45
Korea (South)38
China22
Philippines21
Europe28
United Kingdom15
France12
Germany11
Japan11
Czech Republic8
Australia6
Taiwan6
Denmark6
Spain4
Norway4
India3
Poland2
Portugal2
Brazil2
Belgium1
Russia1
Malta1
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1
Austria1
Canada1

Where are Research Centres of WPP Patents Located?

R&D Centres of WPP Patents


10 Best WPP Patents

US6847972B1 is the most popular patent in the WPP portfolio. It has received 80 citations so far from companies like Google, Microsoft and Chacha Search.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6847972B180
US7156536B142
US6838486B241
US20140152564A138
US20080147475A137
US8370207B235
US9283429B231
US9358426B229
US7253226B119
US6955771B219

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to WPP patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to WPP invention. They couldn’t because WPP had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 23 WPP patents in 211 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the WPP patent portfolio are IBM, Walmart and Samsung.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing WPP –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing WPP PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
IBM411
Walmart46
Samsung37
Streamligh37
Visyn36
Rohm And Haas Electronic Materials23
Nike27
Intel25
Dupont23
Ricoh23

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on WPP Patents

Top WPP Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9358426B223
US8370207B211
US9283429B211
US20080147475A19
US7253226B18
US9986307B25
US7410631B23
US7156536B13
US8341022B23
US6955771B23
US7264874B23
US9919186B22
US20180201718A12
US9940589B22
US7645436B12

What are WPP key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by WPP?

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

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

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