Adidas Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2024)

Adidas has a total of 4476 patents globally, out of which 3441 have been granted. Of these 4476 patents, more than 73% patents are active. United States of America is where Adidas has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and China. Parallelly, Germany seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Adidas.

Adidas was founded in the year 1949. Adidas manufactures sports shoes and sports equipment. The Company produces products that include footwear, sports apparel and golf clubs and balls.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of Adidas which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Adidas patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Adidas patent portfolio.

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Adidas have?

The founder Adolf Dassler has 128 patents and CEO Bjørn Gulden has 0 patent.

How many patents does Adidas have?

Adidas has a total of 4476 patents globally. These patents belong to 977 unique patent families. Out of 4476 patents, 3310 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Adidas File Every Year?

Adidas Patent Filing Trend

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 GrantAdidas Applications FiledAdidas Patents Granted
2024744
202394314
2022254322
2021214464
2020352397
2019517386
2018340307
2017436262
2016419170
201528977
201417499

How many Adidas patents are Alive/Dead?

Adidas Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Adidas File in Different Countries?

Adidas Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Adidas Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States of America1097
Europe673
China568
Germany558
Japan545
United Kingdom455
Austria265
Korea (South)50
Brazil46
Canada40
Australia20
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)19
Argentina18
India13
Mexico13
South Africa10
Israel10
Viet Nam9
Malaysia9
Indonesia6
Colombia5
Spain5
Taiwan3
Singapore2
Italy1
Thailand1
Switzerland1
Portugal1

Where are Research Centres of Adidas Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Adidas

10 Best Adidas Patents

US6551252B2 is the most popular patent in the Adidas portfolio. It has received 704 citations so far from companies like Motorola, Aware Technologies and Vivometrics.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Adidas:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6551252B2704
US7670263B2467
US7927253B2433
US20070270671A1349
US20080082018A1310
US20070078324A1300
US7292867B2295
US6516540B2272
US7953549B2249
USD517297S1228

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Adidas patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Adidas invention. They couldn’t because Adidas had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 324 Adidas patents in 2840 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Adidas patent portfolio are Nike, IBM and Under Armour.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Adidas –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Adidas PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Nike223503
IBM2748
Under Armour2133
Sony1959
Fitbit1744
Sotera Wireless1646
Polar Electro1322
Samsung1332
Apple1322
Puma918

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Adidas Patents

Top Adidas Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7670263B240
US8137270B237
US7267652B232
US9317660B230
US9409052B230
US6551252B228
US8360904B228
US8221290B226
US8702430B225
US9737261B225
US9392941B223
US8818478B223
US8033996B220
US9833184B219
US20080082018A118

What Percentage of Adidas US Patent Applications were Granted?

Adidas (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 642 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 481 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 89.91%.

Below are the key stats of Adidas patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Adidas?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C39292.08%
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Llp21887.21%
Robert M Lyden885.71%
Westman Champlin & Koehler P A4100.00%
Ratnerprestia3100.00%
Brooks Kushman20%
Michael D Ellis20%
Miller Nash Llp250.00%
Nick Westman20%
Bracewell & Patterson L L P10%

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What are Adidas’ key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Adidas?

The chart below distributes patents filed by Adidas in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Adidas thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D Focus: How has Adidas’s search focus changed over the years?

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