Adobe Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Adobe has a total of 8204 patents globally, out of which 6014 have been granted. Of these 8204 patents, more than 81% patents are active. United States of America is where Adobe has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Germany, it has generated an annual revenue of $15.79 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Adobe.

Adobe was founded in the year 1982 by Charles Geschke. Adobe is a worldwide computer software corporation located in California, USA, and incorporated in Delaware. As of February 2022, Adobe has a market cap of $217.61 Billion.

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

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

The founder, Charles Geschke, has 0 patents. The CEO, Shantanu Narayen, has 0 patents.

How many patents does Adobe have?

Adobe has a total of 8204 patents globally. These patents belong to 5150 unique patent families. Out of 8204 patents, 6703 patents are active.

How many Adobe patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Adobe Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Adobe patent portfolio

How Many Patents did Adobe File Every Year?

Adobe 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 GrantAdobe Applications FiledAdobe Patents Granted
2011339334
2012411391
2013369402
2014377458
2015481365
2016581383
2017571374
2018642377
2019639552
2020443575
2021138722
202288

How Many Patents did Adobe File in Different Countries?

Adobe Worldwide Filing in Top 10 Countries

Countries in which Adobe Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America6390
China385
Germany324
United Kingdom270
Australia223
Europe152
Japan124
Canada39
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)12
Korea (South)11
France11
India11
Romania9
Austria7
Portugal7
Singapore5
Spain4
South Africa3
Denmark3
Brazil3
New Zealand3
Chile2
Lithuania2
Italy2
Poland2
Mexico1
Israel1

 Where are Research Centres of Adobe Patents Located?

Adobe R&D Centres

10 Best Adobe Patents

US7143091B2 is the most popular patent in the Adobe portfolio. It has received 665 citations so far from companies like LG, IBM, and Xerox Corporation.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7143091B2665
US6393479B1419
US6466970B1372
US20080288306A1312
US8345144B1304
US6597375B1297
US6385619B1297
US8290358B1288
US6701363B1285
US20130166303A1282

Which Companies are using Adobe 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 Adobe patent portfolio are IBM, Microsoft, and Google.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Microsoft644
IBM639
Google353
Samsung337
Apple253
Canon160
Sony159
Facebook133
Amazon124
Intel117

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Adobe Patents

Top Adobe Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7143091B240
US7415662B234
US8447769B131
US9467750B229
US20130120279A128
US8660869B226
US8724007B225
US7421660B224
US8683377B222
US9356935B221
US8612947B220
US8612380B220
US7580918B220
US9852239B219
US9641884B219

Based on their work with “Artificial Intelligence,” Fast Company named Adobe to their list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021. 

Photoshop Camera is a new tool from Adobe that delivers the company’s computationally improved photography skills to the viewfinder. The software is based on Adobe Sensei, the company’s machine-learning technology, and it automatically modifies photos as you capture them to bring out their greatest features. Furthermore, the software allows you to layer hundreds of filters and lenses on top of your photographs in real time, saving you the time and effort of pixel-by-pixel retouching in Photoshop.

Among the most recent AI-driven advancements are:
-With Neural Filters in Photoshop, you can reimagine photo filters and image modification. 
-The new Fresco app for the iPhone includes Live Brushes for realistic drawing and painting.
-Acrobat Reader’s Liquid Mode improves the reading experience of mobile documents.
-Marketers may use Adobe Experience Platform’s Intelligent Services to improve consumer experiences.

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What are Adobe’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Adobe?

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

R&D Focus: How Adobe search focus changed over the years?

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Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by Adobe?

Updated on March 4, 2022

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