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?
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||Xero Applications Filed||Xero Patents Granted|
How many Xero patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Xero File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Xero Filed Patents
|United States Of America||46|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||6|
Where are the Research Centres of Xero Patents Located?
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 Number||Citation Count|
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 –
|Company||Number of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Xero Patents||Number of Rejections (102 & 103)|
|Bank Of New York||1||2|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Xero Patents
Top Xero Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
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 Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner||5||100.00%|
|Amin Turocy & Watson||1||100.00%|
|Brundidge & Stanger||1||100.00%|
|Ladas & Parry||1||100.00%|