Amazon is founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, Marcelio Leal, Osman Nahid and doing business in e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. Find Amazon’s patents information, top technological areas of Amazon, worldwide patent filing of Amazon, and patent filing trends over the years and find so many other stats over Amazon’s patent portfolio.
How many patents does Amazon have?
Amazon has a total of 24355 patents globally. These patents belong to 12104 unique patent families. Out of 24355 patents, 11313 patents are active.
How many Amazon patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Amazon File Every Year?
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.
You can also read our analysis on, Amazon’s 1109 pending US patent applications.
How Many Patents did Amazon File in Different Countries?
What Technologies are Covered by Amazon Patents?
You can also read our analysis on Zoox Patents – Key Insights and Stats
The chart below distributes patents filed by Amazon in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Amazon thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.
Where are Research Centers of Amazon Located?
R&D Focus: How Amazon Research Focus Changed Over the Years?
10 Best Amazon Patents
US6029141A is the most popular patent in the Amazon portfolio. It has received 2775 citations so far from companies like Google, eBay, and Snap Inc.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Amazon:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
Which Companies are using Amazon 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-cited technologies in the Apple patent portfolio are Web Services, eCommerce & Cloud Computing. IBM, Microsoft, and Google as the top forward citing assignees
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Cisco Technology Inc||183|
How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Amazon patents?
The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Amazon. They couldn’t because Amazon had protected those before them
Examiners at the USPTO used 7741 Amazon patents in 51515 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types). Below is the distribution of the number of blocked patent applications vs the technology cluster of Amazon patents.
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Amazon Patents
Top Amazon Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of Amazon US Patent Applications were Granted?
Amazon (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 14292 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 13270 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 97.48%.
Below are the key stats of Amazon patent prosecution at the USPTO. You can check the performance of FAANG at the USPTO here.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Amazon?
|Law Firm||Total Application||Allowance Rate|
|Lee & Hayes Pc||2086||99.66%|
|Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin & Goetzel||1540||99.17%|
|Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear Llp||1441||96.72%|
|Davis Wright Tremaine Llp||1350||99.41%|
|Client 170101 Co||1198||95.77%|
|Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Llp||1064||96.78%|
|Pierce Atwood Llp||636||98.16%|
|Lindauer Law Pllc||406||99.00%|