Appdirect Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Appdirect has a total of 62 patents globally, out of which 12 have been granted. Of these 62 patents, more than 30% patents are active. United States of America is where Appdirect has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Canada and Australia. Parallelly, Canada seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also United States of America is the origin country of Appdirect.

Appdirect was founded in the year 2009. Appdirect provides software solutions. The company provides a subscription commerce platform that enables businesses to sell, buy, and manage telephony, cloud, and other business services via any channel and on any device.

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

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

The founders Daniel Saks, Nicolas Desmarais (Also CEO) have 3, 3 patents.

How many patents does Appdirect have?

Appdirect has a total of 62 patents globally. These patents belong to 31 unique patent families. Out of 62 patents, 19 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Appdirect File Every Year?

Appdirect Patent Filling 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 GrantAppdirect Applications FiledAppdirect Patents Granted

How many Appdirect patents are Alive/Dead?

Appdirect Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Appdirect File in Different Countries?

Appdirect Worlkdwide Patent Filling

Countries in which Appdirect Filed Patents

United States of America18

Where are Research Centres of Appdirect Patents Located ?

Research Centres of Appdirect Patents

10 Best Appdirect Patents

US20030097383A1 is the most popular patent in the Appdirect portfolio. It has received 124 citations so far from companies like JP Morgan Chase Bank, IBM and Microsoft.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 7 Appdirect patents in 81 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Appdirect patent portfolio are IBM, Microsoft and Centurylink.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Appdirect –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Appdirect PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Jkp Tech11
Bank Of New York13
Idt Messaging11

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Appdirect Patents

 Blocked- Patent Applications by Appdirect

What Percentage of Appdirect US Patent Applications were Granted?

Appdirect (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 8 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 5 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 100%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Appdirect?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Mcdermott Will & Emery8100%

What are Appdirect key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Appdirect?

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

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


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