Cloudflare Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Cloudflare has a total of 291 patents globally, out of which 233 have been granted. Of these 291 patents, more than 95% patents are active. The United States of America is where Cloudflare has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and China. Parallelly, The USA seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Cloudflare.

Cloudflare was founded in the year 2009. The company designs and develops software solutions. The Company offers platform for load balancing, video streaming, security, analysis, and domain registration. Cloudflare serves customers worldwide. As of December 2022, the market cap of Cloudflare is $ 15.28 Billion.

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

How many patents does Cloudflare have?

Cloudflare has a total of 291 patents globally. These patents belong to 120 unique patent families. Out of 291 patents, 279 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Cloudflare File Every Year?

Cloudflare Patents 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 GrantCloudflare Applications FiledCloudflare Patents Granted
201112
2012102
201396
2014177
20152613
20162512
20173230
20182926
20194431
20204039
20213132
2022835

How many Cloudflare patents are Alive/Dead?

Cloudflare Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Cloudflare File in Different Countries?

Cloudflare Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Cloudflare Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America277
China1
Europe1

Where are the Research Centres of Cloudflare Patents Located?

The research center of all the Cloudflare patents is the United States of America.

10 Best Cloudflare Patents

US8613089B1 is the most popular patent in the Cloudflare portfolio. It has received 284 citations so far from companies like Hewlett-Packard, Snap Inc, and Microsoft.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US8613089B1284
US8327128B1158
US8448245B2115
US9584328B1101
US8782774B190
US9628509B283
US8285808B183
US9049244B270
US8990357B256
US10033699B255

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 90 Cloudflare patents in 790 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Cloudflare patent portfolio are Microsoft, Amazon, and Cisco.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Cloudflare –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Cloudflare PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Microsoft1636
Amazon1525
Cisco Technology Inc1228
IBM1121
Google1120
Citrix Systems1026
Level 3 Communications812
Akamai Technologies716
Barclays Bank Plc629
Radware517

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Cloudflare Patents

Top Cloudflare Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8448245B237
US8613089B120
US8327128B118
US8572737B215
US9634994B214
US9049244B213
US9015469B212
US10102301B29
US9184911B29
US8438240B28
US9342620B27
US9634993B27
US20120047581A17
US8856545B27
US9049247B26

What Percentage of Cloudflare US Patent Applications were Granted?

Cloudflare (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 182 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 150 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 98.6%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Cloudflare?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Nicholson De Vos Webster & Elliott Llp18298.68%

What are Cloudflare‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Cloudflare?

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

R&D Focus: How has Cloudflare’s search focus changed over the years?

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