Wal-Mart Stores, Inc Patent Portfolio Statistics

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. look like?

Assignee Art Units
Total Applications: 2,423 1,419,379
Granted Patents: 1,383 744,151
Grant Index 61.99% 71.47%
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 848 (38.01%) 297,030 (28.53%)
In-Process Applications: 191 378,198
Average Grant Time: 2.77 Years 2.92 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.85 1.78

Which Technology Area Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3625 Electronic Commerce 203
3687 Business Methods 173
3627 Business Methods – Incentive Programs, Coupons; Operations Research; Electronic Shopping; Health Care; Point of Sale, Inventory, Accounting; Cost/Price, Reservations, Shipping and Transportation; Business Processing 129
3684 Business Methods – Incentive Programs, Coupons; Electronic Shopping; Business Cryptography, Voting; Health Care; Point of Sale, Inventory, Accounting; Business Processing, Electronic Negotiation 86
3628 Electronic Commerce 85

How many patents are Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. filing every year?

Year Total Applications Predicted
2022 0* 946
2021 34* 932
2020 36 751
2019 124 124
2018 497
2017 624
2016 314
2015 125
2014 124
2013 211

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220108251A1
Application number: 17/550,893

Aspects described herein relate to a flexible order fulfillment management system that utilizes predefined fulfillment workflows including common business processes. By utilizing predefined workflows including common business processes, the order fulfillment management system is able to drive store-based fulfillment programs efficiently as multiple fulfillment workflows may utilize the same common business processes and a single fulfillment management system may operate workflows in parallel. In addition, such an order fulfillment management system may also be more easily adapted for different retail store environments as the system allows a designer to easily create or modify a fulfillment workflow by selecting predefined common business processes or creating any additional custom business processes. Another aspect described herein relates to a tool that allows a designer of an order fulfillment program to select from a group of predefined common business processes to create workflows associated with an order fulfillment program.

Publication date: 2022-04-07
Applicant: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Inventors: Grabovski Vadim

Publication number: US20220061554A1
Application number: 17/309,814

A magnetic shelving fence that provides stabilization of retail products on merchandised shelving during shelving relocation. The includes an elongate multi-surfaced structure and one or more magnets. The elongate structure includes a vertical front plate, a horizontal mount plate, and an edge surround portion. The vertical front plate provides a planar barrier to merchandized product movement. The horizontal mount plate is disposed in a generally perpendicular orientation with respect to the vertical front plate. The edge surround portion connects the lower edge of the front plate to the horizontal mount plate and defines a channel shaped to surround a front edge of shelving. The magnets of the magnetic shelving fence are fixedly coupled to the horizontal mount plate. Further, the magnets are oriented to secure the elongate multi-surfaced structure with a bottom face of metal shelving via temporary and non-destructive attachment.

Publication date: 2022-03-03
Applicant: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Inventors: Antillon Gabriel

Publication number: 2020150368
Application number: PCT/US20/13704


Publication date: 2020-07-23
Applicant: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Inventors: Antillon Gabriel

How are Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/550,893 Flexible Store Fulfillment Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/309,814 Magnetic Shelving Fence Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
PCT/US20/13704 Pallet Rack And Modular Counter Shelving Tractor PCT – International Search Report Mailed to IB OITP Young, Lee W
PCT/US19/67952 Magnetic Shelving Fence PCT – International Search Report Mailed to IB 1700 Copenheaver, Blaine R
15/992,132 Systems, Method, And Non-Transitory Computer-Readable Storage Media For Displaying Software Components Patented Case 2192 Kendall, Chuck O