Xero Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Xero has a total of 231 patents globally, out of which 75 have been granted. Of these 231 patents, more than 70% patents are active. Australia is where Xero has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and Canada. Parallelly, Australia seems to be the main focused R&D centre and New Zealand is the origin country of Xero.

Xero was founded in the year 2006 by Craig Walker, Gary Turner, Hamish Edwards, and Rod Drury. The company operates as enterprise software. The Company offers accounting software and tools for small businesses, accountants and bookkeepers to update webinars and business resources solutions, as well as provides consulting services. Company serves customers worldwide. As of January 2023, the market cap of Xero is $ 16.58 Billion.

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

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

The founders Craig Walker has 18 patents, Gary Turner has 7 patents, Hamish Edwards has 0 patent and Rod Drury has 7 patents. The CEO Steve Vamos has 0 patent.

How many patents does Xero have?

Xero has a total of 231 patents globally. These patents belong to 71 unique patent families. Out of 231 patents, 163 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Xero File Every Year?

Xero Patents 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 GrantXero Applications FiledXero Patents Granted
20231
20224616
2021396
2020319
201977
2018177
201796
2016178
2015329
2014192
201323
20126

How many Xero patents are Alive/Dead?

Xero Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Xero File in Different Countries?

Xero Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Xero Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Australia95
United States Of America46
Canada11
Singapore9
United Kingdom7
South Africa7
China6
Europe8
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)6
New Zealand3
Malaysia3
Japan1
Germany1
Philippines1
Korea (South)1
India1

Where are the Research Centres of Xero Patents Located?

Research Centres of Xero Patents

10 Best Xero Patents

US20180040064A1 is the most popular patent in the Xero portfolio. It has received 78 citations so far from companies like Square, Intuit and Brighterion.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20180040064A178
US8370307B235
WO2003026969A128
US10181162B224
US9591066B113
US9117208B28
US8560361B28
US10037506B27
US7660782B26
USD806740S16

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 12 Xero patents in 74 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Xero patent portfolio are Oracle, Microsoft and Capital One.

List of the Companies who’s Patents were rejected citing Xero –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Xero PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Oracle36
Microsoft36
Capital One33
Intuit33
Netapp25
Salesforcecom12
Bank Of New York12
Toronto-Dominion Bank11
Cfm Global12
Barclays Bank12

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Xero Patents

Top Xero Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8370307B28
US9509632B26
US20180040064A15
US9117208B23
US9158593B23
US9588984B23
US10949916B22
US9741024B22
US10269062B22
US10546261B21
US10860432B21
US8458430B21

What Percentage of Xero US Patent Applications were Granted?

Xero (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 26 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 20 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 90.91%.

Below are the key stats of Xero patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Xero?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Xero1381.82%
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner5100.00%
Cool Patent2100.00%
Amin Turocy & Watson1100.00%
Brundidge & Stanger1100.00%
IBM1100.00%
Ip Spring1100.00%
Ladas & Parry1100.00%
Maschoff Brennan1100.00%

What are Xero key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Xero?

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

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

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