What Did The Patent Landscape of Phillips 66 Look Like?

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Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company based in the United States. The company was established in 2012 when ConocoPhillips, a former integrated energy company, spun off its downstream assets into a separate, independent entity. 

Phillips 66 has a total of 493 patents globally. Out of 493patents, 262 patents are active. As of April 2023, Phillips 66 has a market capitalization of approximately $48 billion, making it one of the largest energy companies in the world. 

Have a look at some of the most well-known patents held by Phillips 66 that we have covered in this article. You can also get information on Phillips 66Corporation’s patents, the global patent filing activity country-wise, its historical patent filing trends, and many more statistics regarding Phillips 66 patent portfolio.      

Patent-Application Success Trend Year Wise in Phillips 66

What Did The Patent Landscape of Phillips 66 Look Like?

This chart shows the number of applications filed and the number of grants from these applications. Grant rate is a good indicator to identify successful applications and the graph helps to understand the progress in the technology area. 

Detailed Patent Portfolio Of Phillips 66

Publication Type 

Simple Legal Status 

Legal State 

Count of Publications 

APPLICATION 

PATENT 

DEAD 

ACTIVE 

DISCONTINUATION 

62 

LAPSED 

30 

WITHDRAWN 

23 

EXPIRED 

13 

CEASED 

9 

NON-PAYMENT 

6 

REJECTED 

2 

GRANTED 

134 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

20 

PENDING 

ACTIVE 

PUBLISHED 

6 

GRANTED 

124 

DEAD 

EXPIRED 

45 

PATENT 

DESIGN 

UTILITY MODEL 

DEAD 

PENDING 

CEASED 

8 

NON-PAYMENT 

4 

EXAMINATION 

2 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

2 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

2 

Technology Domain-wise Patent Trend in Phillips 66

What Did The Patent Landscape of Phillips 66 Look Like?

The chart above distributes patents filed till 2021 in Phillips 66 on the basis of the technology protected in patents. This helps to understand the most frequently used concepts and the key focus areas in the technology space.

Top Publications In The Domain With Their Forward Citation Frequency

The table below depicts the patents with most number of forward citations. These patents are likely to be the source of advancement in the domain and can be considered as valuable and core inventions. 

Publication Number 

Year Wise Break Down 

Count of Citing Patents 

< 2006 

2006-2010 

2011-2015 

2016-2020 

>2020 

US-6723886-B2 

5 

25 

115 

7 

0 

152 

US-7550634-B2 

0 

24 

66 

18 

4 

112 

US-6911417-B2 

2 

24 

17 

36 

14 

93 

US-5959170-A 

3 

9 

27 

36 

18 

93 

US-5504132-A 

35 

30 

9 

14 

5 

93 

US-20030217555-A1 

3 

19 

40 

24 

2 

88 

US-20060029539-A1 

0 

4 

34 

43 

6 

87 

US-6747066-B2 

1 

10 

7 

40 

20 

78 

US-20120160741-A1 

0 

0 

30 

36 

9 

75 

US-20040138060-A1 

3 

34 

10 

23 

4 

74 

Who Were The Leading Patent Filers Countries Till 2021 In Phillips 66? 

What Did The Patent Landscape of Phillips 66 Look Like?

IPC Classification Wise Patent Trend In Phillips 66

The table below represents the top 10 market domains according to their IPC classification where inventors believed it was critical to safeguard certain technical inventions. 

IPC Classification 

Number of Applications 

Number of Granted 

% Granted 

CRACKING HYDROCARBON OILS; PRODUCTION OF LIQUID HYDROCARBON MIXTURES, e.g. BY DESTRUCTIVE HYDROGENATION, OLIGOMERISATION, POLYMERISATION; RECOVERY OF HYDROCARBON OILS FROM OIL-SHALE, OIL-SAND, OR GASES; REFINING MIXTURES MAINLY CONSISTING OF HYDROCARBONS; REFORMING OF NAPHTHA; MINERAL WAXES (C10G) 

128 

72 

56 

CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS OR COLLOID CHEMISTRY; THEIR RELEVANT APPARATUS (B01J) 

105 

45 

43 

ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS (C07C) 

77 

35 

45 

SEPARATION (B01D) 

74 

34 

46 

NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS; COMPOUNDS THEREOF (C01B) 

58 

20 

34 

PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY (H01M) 

52 

4 

8 

FUELS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NATURAL GAS; SYNTHETIC NATURAL GAS OBTAINED BY PROCESSES NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES OR C10G, C10K; LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS;  USE OF ADDITIVES TO FUELS OR FIRES;  FIRE-LIGHTERS (C10L) 

41 

11 

27 

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (H01L) 

33 

12 

36 

MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED OTHERWISE THAN BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS (C08G) 

24 

10 

42 

TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE (C02F) 

20 

8 

40 

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