Akamai Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Akamai has a total of 1108 patents globally, out of which 699 have been granted. Of these 1108 patents, more than 67% patents are active. United States of America is where Akamai has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Australia, it has generated an annual revenue of $3.2 billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Akamai.

Akamai Technologies was founded in the year 1998 by Frank Thomson Leighton, Daniel Lewin, Preetish Nijhawan, Randall Kaplan, and Jonathan Seelig. Company is doing business in delivery network, cybersecurity, and cloud service, providing web and Internet security services. Akamai’s Intelligent Edge Platform is one of the world’s largest distributed computing platforms. As of December 2021, Akamai has a market cap of $18.86 Billion.

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

How many patents does Akamai have?

Akamai has a total of 1108 patents globally. These patents belong to 347 unique patent families. Out of 1108 patents, 743 patents are active.

How many Akamai patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Akamai Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Akamai Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Akamai File Every Year?

Akamai 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 GrantAkamai Applications FiledAkamai Patents Granted
20116330
20127537
20137336
20148425
20156936
20166056
20178268
20187673
20197762
20204983
20212365

How Many Patents did Akamai File in Different Countries?

Akamai Worldwide Filing in Top 10 countries

Countries in which Akamai Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America738
Europe96
Australia41
China40
Canada21
Japan16
Korea (South)13
Germany12
Austria8
India5
Brazil4
Spain3
Israel2
Denmark1
Singapore1

Where are Research Centers of Akamai Patents Located?

Akamai R&D Centers

10 Best Akamai Patents

US7240100B1 is the most popular patent in the Akamai portfolio. It has received 949 citations so far from companies like Limelight Networks, Microsoft and Foundry Networks.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7240100B1949
US6167438A834
US6484143B1686
US6754699B2651
US6996616B1579
US6405252B1559
US7010578B1505
US6820133B1473
US6421726B1421
US7058706B1402

Which Companies are using Akamai 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 Akamai patent portfolio are Amazon, IBM and Microsoft.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Amazon80
IBM72
Microsoft64
Level 3 Communications57
Verizon40
Cisco33
At&T24
Ericsson23
Google21
Citrix Systems19

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Akamai Patents

Akamai Patent Portfolio

Top Akamai Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20120089700A128
US20120124372A127
US7725602B226
US7363361B226
US7752258B221
US7904541B220
US8447837B219
US7711647B216
US7293093B214
US6167438A14

What Percentage of Akamai US Patent Applications were Granted?

Akamai (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 702 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 563 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 88.38%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Akamai?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Akamai Technologies Inc46185.54%
Law Office Of David H Judson5887.72%
Van Pelt Yi & James Llp4493.18%
Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma Llp25100.00%
David H Judson7100.00%
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Llp West Coast40%
The Law Offices Of Bradley J Bereznak2100.00%
White & Case Llp2100.00%
Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein Llp1100.00%
At&T Corpotation1100.00%

Connecting to the Edge: Reliable, Economical, Broadcast-Quality OTT Delivery: Akamai is committed to assisting media companies in lowering costs and providing broadcast-quality streaming performance while also enabling broadcasters to incorporate future technological initiatives such as cloud computing. To build a direct connection to the Akamai Edge, the company will demonstrate many significant advances inside its live and on-demand streaming media service, Adaptive Media Delivery.

Securing Online Video Content & Experiences: As copyright piracy, unauthorised viewing, and developing cyberattacks become more prevalent, media and entertainment organisations face more security issues than ever before. With various breakthroughs, Akamai helps customers protect the whole content consumption channel.

Driving Live Stream Delivery Efficiency & Quality: Viewers have higher expectations than ever before for better-than-broadcast live-streaming quality and reliability. To produce a faultless live stream, broadcasters must be able to swiftly handle issues such as content ingestion, latency, scalability, and more in order to provide the best possible viewer experience while keeping costs low. At the same time, the rise in live-streamed video content is putting a strain on carrier networks. If not properly managed and optimised, shows with big audiences, such as sports championship games or major breaking news, can cause network degradation.

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What are Akamai key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Akamai?

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

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

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