Blackberry Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Blackberry which was formerly known as Research In Motion was founded in 1984 by Douglas Fregin, Mike Lazaridis and is doing business in Embedded Systems, Hardware, Mobile, and Telecommunications. It is renowned for its innovations and leadership in safety, security, and communications, which have been shaping the market for over thirty years. As of September 2021, BlackBerry has a market cap of $5.34 Billion.

Blackberry has a total of 42163 patents, which have been filed majorly in the countries like US, Europe, Canada, China, and others. Blackberry’s technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by companies such as Samsung and Qualcomm.

You can find Blackberry’s patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Blackberry’s patent portfolio.

How many patents does Blackberry have?

Blackberry has a total of 42163 patents globally. These patents belong to 12724 unique patent families. Out of 42163 patents, 28755 patents are active.

How many Blackberry patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Patent Families

How Many Patents did Blackberry 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.

How Many Patents did Blackberry File in Different Countries?

Countries in which Blackberry Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America13217
Europe7981
Canada6648
China1957
Germany1576
Austria1377
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1337
India1117
Korea (South)851
Japan773
Singapore729
Australia597
Spain332
Taiwan331
Mexico314
Brazil284
United Kingdom135
Hungary26
Russian Federation16
Indonesia15
Israel11
Poland9
Sweden6
South Africa5
Viet Nam4
Malaysia3
Denmark3
Norway3
Philippines3
African Intellectual Property Organization2
Eurasian Patent Organization2
Portugal2
African Regional Industrial Property Organization2
Thailand2
Argentina1
Ireland1
New Zealand1
Dominican Republic1
Tunisia1

Where are Research Centers of Blackberry Patents Located?

10 Best Blackberry Patents

US7836400B2 is the most popular patent in the Blackberry portfolio. It has received 824 citations so far from companies like Ethicon and Vivo.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7836400B2824
US8970507B2598
US8134306B2578
US6438585B2532
US6779019B1454
US7111044B2454
US6489950B1433
US6463463B1427
US6463464B1372
US20060047665A1361

Which Companies are using Blackberry 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 companies in the Blackberry patent portfolio are Samsung, Qualcomm, and Apple.

List of the top forward citing companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Samsung1656
Qualcomm1227
Apple1070
LG972
Microsoft924
Google739
Ericsson735
IBM688
Huawei590
Nokia573
Intel488
Sony481
At&T281
Fujitsu225
Zte212
NEC Corporation176
Amazon176
NTT Docomo172
Canon170
HTC169

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Blackberry Patents

Top Blackberry Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8804586B2121
US8305987B274
US9220028B255
US9398517B242
US9198181B241
US8635560B237
US8477724B236
US8378798B236
US20130064216A135
US20130039291A134
US20090122018A134
US8970507B233
US8245143B233
US9949305B232
US8971930B232

What Percentage of Blackberry US Patent Applications were Granted?

Blackberry (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 12968 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 10412 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 85.88%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Blackberry?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Fish & Richardson128990.54%
Novak Druce75177.69%
Conley Rose75691.34%
Ridout & Maybee Llp71790.62%
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner64181.94%
Perry Currier Inc51291.88%
Addmg49687.90%
Moffat Rim48189.79%
Fleit47682.98%
Jones Day43194.66%

Blackberry has been working on really cool stuff since its inception. It was a pioneer in handheld devices but has lost market share to larger rivals like Apple. Currently, BlackBerry provides software and solutions that enable endpoints – which include smartphones, computers, sensors, vehicles, and other connected devices. About 44% of Enterprise software sales represent, almost half of Blackberry’s revenue in 2020.

What are BlackBerry’s key innovation segments? What can you expect next?

Get in touch with us, if you are curious to know about the development areas of Blackberry’s innovation through the years.

What Technologies are Covered by Blackberry Patents?

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

R&D FocusHow Blackberry Research Focus Changed Over the Years?

Interested in knowing about the areas of innovation that are being protected by Blackberry?

Updated on September 20, 2021

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