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?
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
|United States Of America||13217|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||1337|
|African Intellectual Property Organization||2|
|Eurasian Patent Organization||2|
|African Regional Industrial Property Organization||2|
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 Number||Citation Count|
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 –
|Company||Number of Patents|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Blackberry Patents
Top Blackberry Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
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 Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Fish & Richardson||1289||90.54%|
|Ridout & Maybee Llp||717||90.62%|
|Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner||641||81.94%|
|Perry Currier Inc||512||91.88%|
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 Focus: How Blackberry Research Focus Changed Over the Years?
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