Adidas Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Adidas has a total of 3925 patents globally, out of which 2716 have been granted. Of these 3925 patents, more than 79% patents are active. United States of America is where Adidas has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Germany. Parallelly, Germany seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Adidas.

Adidas was founded in 1949 by Adolf Dassler. Adidas manufactures sports shoes and sports equipment. The Company produces products that include footwear, sports apparel, and golf clubs and balls. Adidas sells its products worldwide. As of April 2022, Adidas has a market cap of $37.76 Billion.

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 CEO of Adidas have?

The Founder Adolf Dassler have 187 patents and the CEO, Kasper Rørsted have 0 patents.

How many patents does Adidas have?

Adidas has a total of 3925 patents globally. These patents belong to 1187 unique patent families. Out of 3925 patents, 3122 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Adidas File Every Year?

Adidas Patents 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
20119078
201213972
201321875
2014223104
201528780
2016366168
2017388254
2018315311
2019452462
2020231365
2021127294
2022264

How many Adidas patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Adidas Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Adidas File in Different Countries?

Adidas Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Adidas Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1088
Europe711
Germany536
China525
Japan502
United Kingdom231
Austria61
Canada57
Korea (South)43
Brazil24
Australia21
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)19
India14
Mexico13
Israel10
Malaysia9
Indonesia6
Spain6
Viet Nam4
Taiwan3
Switzerland2
Singapore2
France1
Portugal1
South Africa1

Where are Research Centers of Adidas Patents Located?

Research Centers of Adidas Patents

10 Best Adidas Patents

US6551252B2 is the most popular patent in the Adidas portfolio. It has received 642 citations so far from companies like Sotera Wireless, PhysioWave Inc and Glysens Incorporated.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6551252B2642
US7670263B2428
US6341504B1381
US7927253B2380
US20130041590A1321
US20100088023A1313
US20080082018A1288
US20070270671A1271
US6516540B2266
US20100274100A1258

Which Companies are using Adidas Patents to Advance their Research?

If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.

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

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Nike177
IBM28
Philips22
JPMorgan Chase Bank20
Sony19
Sotera Wireless16
Fitbit14
Samsung Electronics13
Polar Electro13
Under Armour10

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
US7670263B249
US8137270B240
US8702430B229
US20130041590A128
US20100088023A128
US8360904B227
US7267652B226
US20130274587A125
US6551252B225
US8818478B223
US8221290B223
US20120015779A122
US8033996B221
US20080221401A120
US8105208B219

What Percentage of Adidas US Patent Applications were Granted?

Adidas (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1054 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 857 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 93.46%.

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 & Fox36891.09%
Klarquist Sparkman Llp29196.90%
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Llp20084.40%
Gallagherdawsey Taylor Made Golf Company57100.00%
Goodwin Procter Llp35100.00%
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton Llp34100.00%
Robert M Lyden885.71%
Kunzler Pc Taylormade Golf Inc580.00%
Westman Champlin & Koehler Pa4100.00%
Cpa Global Limited3100.00%

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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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Updated on April 30, 2022

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