Shell saw the highest growth of 549% in patent filings and 113% in grants in November in Q4 2023. Compared to Q3 2023, Q4 2023 saw an increase in patent filings by 28% and grants by 86%. GlobalData’s DataBook provides a comprehensive analysis of Shell‘s patent filings and grants. Buy the databook here.

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Shell has been focused on protecting inventions in United States(US) with 24 publications in Q4 2023

The United States(US) Patent Office dominates the patent filings and grants with nearly 50% filings and 73% grants. The United States(US), World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), Japan(JP), and South Korea(KR) patent Office are among the top ten patent offices where Shell is filings its patents. Among the top granted patent authorities, Shell has 73% of its grants in United States(US), 13% in South Korea(KR) and 7% in Japan(JP).

Patents related to oil sands and emissions reduction lead Shell's portfolio

Shell has the highest number of patents in oil sands followed by, emissions reduction and climate change. For oil sands, nearly 35% of patents were filed and no patents were granted in Q4 2023.

Refining related patents lead Shell portfolio followed by production, and gas processing

Shell has highest number of patents in refining followed by production, gas processing, clean technology, and automobile batteries.

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