Airbnb Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2024)

Airbnb has a total of 1686 patents globally, out of which 1518 have been granted. Of these 1686 patents, more than 61% patents are active. United States of America is where Airbnb has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United Kingdom and South Korea. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Airbnb.

Airbnb was founded in the year 2008. The Company operates an online marketplace for travel information and booking services. The Company offers lodging, home-stay and tourism services via websites and mobile applications.

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

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

The founder Joe Gebbia has 0 patent, Nathan Blecharczyk has 5 patents and CEO Brian Chesky (also founder) has 0 patent.

How many patents does Airbnb have?

Airbnb has a total of 1686 patents globally. These patents belong to 762 unique patent families. Out of 1686 patents, 1042 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Airbnb File Every Year?

Airbnb 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 GrantAirbnb Applications FiledAirbnb Patents Granted
202438
2023120174
2022211258
202112546
20202970
201963103
201875156
2017125340
201612358
201522146
201414837

How many Airbnb patents are Alive/Dead?

Airbnb Patent Portfolio

 How Many Patents did Airbnb File in Different Countries?

Airbnb Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Airbnb Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1131
United Kingdom320
South Korea60
Japan33
China21
Brazil18
Europe17
Singapore12
Canada10
Mexico7
Australia7
India4
Israel4
Germany2
Austria2
Spain2
Portugal1
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1
Turkey1

Where are Research Centres of Airbnb Patents Located?

R&D Cehters of Airbnb

10 Best Airbnb Patents

USD820307S1 is the most popular patent in the Airbnb portfolio. It has received 720 citations so far from companies like Samsung, Apple and Google.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
USD820307S1720
USD842328S1662
US20120054264A1358
US20060116983A1110
US7505985B292
US7530099B290
US20060248150A190
US7496622B273
US20130013653A173
US7000116B271

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 470 Airbnb patents in 2236 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Airbnb patent portfolio are IBM, Microsoft and Google.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Airbnb –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Airbnb PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
IBM174316
Microsoft76146
Google2950
Emc Ip Holding2245
Samsung2567
Amazon1732
Sap Se1420
Oracle1325
Meta1328
At&T1539

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Airbnb Patents

Top Airbnb Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8375180B216
US8452853B211
US9565129B211
US8364395B211
US8412645B211
US7530099B210
US8448142B210
US7562090B210
US8224755B210
US9591074B29
US9055146B29
US8712688B29
US9477947B28
US8392398B28
US9665575B28

What Percentage of Airbnb US Patent Applications were Granted?

Airbnb (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1088 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1019 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 95.14%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Airbnb?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
International Business Machines Corporation56196.20%
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A12389.29%
Inactive Ibm Corporation12197.68%
Inactive Rsw Iplaw28100.00%
Airbnb Fenwick2080.00%
Inactive Tuc Iplaw15100.00%
Patterson & Sheridan Llp Ibm Roc Aus1593.33%
Morgan Lewis & Bockius Llp Ph1283.34%
Inactive Cam Iplaw Dept9100.00%
Ibm Israel Iplaw6100.00%

What are Airbnb key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Airbnb?

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

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

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