Cisco Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Cisco has a total of 34991 patents globally, out of which 23661 have been granted. Of these 34991 patents, more than 69% patents are active. United States of America is where Cisco has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and China and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Cisco is USA & China. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Cisco.

Cisco was founded in 1984 by Sandy Lerner and Leonard Bosack. The company doing business as a conglomerate. The Company offers a wide range of products in networking hardware, software and telecommunications equipment, etc. As of December 2021, Cisco has a market cap of $240.48 Billion.

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

How many patents does Cisco have?

Cisco has a total of 34991 patents globally. These patents belong to 15783 unique patent families. Out of 34991 patents, 24320 patents are active.

How many Cisco patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Cisco Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

Cisco Patent

How Many Patents did Cisco File Every Year?

Cisco Filing 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 GrantCisco Applications FiledCisco Patents Granted
201114761555
201214931597
201316791508
201419071588
201518611422
201615761534
201714741547
201814651536
201915821782
202010441585
20212931206

How Many Patents did Cisco File in Different Countries?

Cisco Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Cisco Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America20228
Europe3721
China2378
Canada747
India640
Australia542
Japan416
Germany355
Austria323
United Kingdom317
Korea (South)315
Israel233
Norway117
Spain71
Mexico52
Singapore49
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)46
Taiwan42
Brazil35
Denmark16
Russian Federation13
Portugal11
New Zealand10
Poland8
France6
Argentina4
Peru4
Turkey4
South Africa3
Cyprus2
Italy2
Malaysia2
Ecuador1
Colombia1
Egypt1
Slovenia1
Georgia1
Finland1
Thailand1

Where are Research Centers of Cisco Patents Located?

Research Centers of Cisco Patents

10 Best Cisco Patents

US6763501B1 is the most popular patent in the Cisco portfolio. It has received 1714 citations so far from companies like Salesforce, Optimization Strategies and PTC Inc.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6763501B11774
US6976090B2891
US20080082662A1713
US7603483B2523
US20020022483A1477
US8027354B1461
US6981029B1432
US7424268B2430
US7228359B1425
US6831893B1420

Which Companies are using Cisco 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 citing companies in the Cisco patent portfolio are IBM, Microsoft and Huawei.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM1689
Microsoft1026
Huawei857
Ericsson852
Qualcomm780
Samsung720
Hewlett Packard651
Intel572
At&T526
Juniper Networks505

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Cisco Patents

Top Cisco Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8064909B286
US8831014B279
US20080082662A153
US20180027006A150
US7849502B146
US8856860B240
US8478849B240
US20090300673A140
US7847815B239
US8175539B239
US6976090B239
US7567822B238
US7139811B236
US7350077B235
US8102781B233

What Percentage of Cisco US Patent Applications were Granted?

Cisco (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 19162 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 16072 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 90.99%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Cisco?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Edell Shapiro & Finnan397789.47%
Cisco Technology443593.51%
Merchant & Gould182684.54%
Behmke Innovation Group168292.06%
Patterson & Sheridan155990.79%
Baker Botts133590.34%
Scientific Atlanta51591.87%
Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma48296.65%
Law Office Of Cindy Kaplan45488.11%
Campbell Stephenson38599.19%

Cisco has created a multi-faceted and structured innovation strategy to ensure that the entrepreneurial spirit is maintained while maintaining accountability. Cisco’s strategy is organised around five pillars. Five pillars of Cisco’s strategy are: build, buy, partner, invest, and co-develop.

Cisco spends $6.3 billion on research and development annually. This level of R&D investment demonstrates Cisco’s commitment to maintaining market leadership and developing new and innovative technologies.

Cisco provides solutions based on the core principles of full-stack observability, cloud-native technology, and end-to-end application security to enable enterprises offer improved application experiences. Businesses can encourage simplicity, boost IT agility, and achieve new levels of business resiliency with Cisco products. Because applications are at the heart of today’s businesses, Cisco’s full-stack observability and network automation solutions help businesses optimise their resources and environments while also enabling them to build a secure, agile network that can be managed quickly to provide the best application experiences for their customers.

EXCLUSIVE INSIGHTS COMING SOON

What are Cisco‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Cisco?

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

R&D FocusHow Cisco search focus changed over the years?

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

EXCLUSIVE INSIGHTS COMING SOON

Related Articles

Rapoo Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2024)

Rapoo has a total of 562 patents globally, out of which 507 have been granted. Of these 562 patents, more than 31% patents are active. China is where Rapoo has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe (EPO) and United States of America. Parallelly, China seems to be

Read More »

Was this article helpful?

Leave a Comment

Fill the form to get the details:

Our comprehensive report provides an in-depth look into the patent portfolio. The report includes a breakdown of the patent portfolio across various technologies, listing the patent along with brief summaries of each patent's technology.