While analyzing the monetization potential of Blackberry’s portfolio we found that 2100+ assignees were given rejections based on their patents. But a question that was bugging our mind was how many of these rejections were actually 102 rejections (where identified prior art matches each and every element of a patent application’s claim).
With this question in mind, we wanted to understand which competitors of Blackberry were working on similar technologies and which of them were actually getting blocked by them.
To get the required answers we took help from our proprietary tool BOS and found that a total of 561 assignees were given 102 rejections based on Blackberry’s patents.
The table below provides a list of the top 10 assignees who got the most number of 102 rejections based on Blackberry’s patents.
|Assignee||Number of 102 Rejections||Applications blocked by 102 rejection|
Which assignees abandoned their applications right after a 102 rejection?
It would be interesting to see which assignees/competitors abandoned their applications right after a 102 rejection was given.
Again, BOS came in handy here. It showed that a total of 155 assignees abandoned their applications right after 102 rejection was given to them.
The below chart provides the list of the top 10 assignees that abandoned their applications right after a 102 rejection was given to them based on Blackberry’s patents –
|Assignee||Applications abandoned after 102 rejection|
|Avago Technologies General IP Singapore||6|
|Hon Hai Precision Industry||5|
Following are the technology centers which got most rejections based on Blackberry’s patents –
|Assignee||Technology centers which got most Rejections|
|Qualcomm||1. Multiplex and VoIP|
2. Telecommunications: Analog Radio telephone; Equipment details
|Samsung Electronics||1. Multiplex and VoIP|
2. Computer Networks
3. Memory Access and Control
4. Selective Visual Display Systems
|Microsoft||1. Inter process Communication and Software Development|
2. Databases & File Management
3. Graphical User Interface and Document Processing
The above analysis is sourced from our tool, BOS. Some of our clients use it to identify IP monetization or licensing opportunities.