BCE has a total of 620 patents globally, out of which 366 have been granted. Of these 620 patents, more than 60% patents are active. The United States of America is where BCE has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Canada and Europe. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and Canada is the origin country of BCE.
BCE was founded in the year 1983. The Company provides a full range of communication services to residential and business customers in Canada. The Company’s services includes local, long distance and wireless phone services, high speed and wireless Internet access, IP-broadband services, value-added business solutions and direct-to-home satellite and VDSL television services. As of March 2023, the market cap of BCE is $39.88 Billion.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of BCE which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find BCE patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over BCE patent portfolio.
How many patents does the founder and the CEO of BCE have?
The founder Charles Fleetford Sise has 1 patent and CEO Mirko Bibic has 0 patent.
How many patents does BCE have?
BCE has a total of 620 patents globally. These patents belong to 211 unique patent families. Out of 620 patents, 375 patents are active.
How Many Patents did BCE 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.
|Year of Patents Filing or Grant||BCE Applications Filed||BCE Patents Granted|
How many BCE patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did BCE File in Different Countries?
Countries in which BCE Filed Patents
|United States Of America||253|
Where are Research Centres of BCE Patents Located?
10 Best BCE Patents
WO2010075623A1 is the most popular patent in the BCE portfolio. It has received 286 citations so far from companies like Apple, Google and Samsung.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of BCE:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to BCE patents?
The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to BCE invention. They couldn’t because BCE had protected those before them.
Examiners at the USPTO referred 132 BCE patents in 840 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).
The top citing companies in the BCE patent portfolio are At&T, Verizon Patent And Licensing and Qualcomm.
List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing BCE –
|Company||Number of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing BCE Patents||Number of Rejections (102 & 103)|
|Verizon Patent And Licensing||11||21|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on BCE Patents
Top BCE Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of BCE US Patent Applications were Granted?
BCE (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 216 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 163 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 77.62%.
Below are the key stats of BCE patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for BCE?
|Law Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Gowling Wlg Canada||90||94.05%|
|Smart & Biggar||88||62.50%|
|Murray Ip Consulting||14||78.57%|
|Borden Ladner Gervais||12||66.67%|
|Benoit & Cote||3||66.67%|
|Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner||2||100.00%|
|Socal Ip Law Group||2||50.00%|
|Fish & Richardson||1||100.00%|