Discovery has a total of 1065 patents globally, out of which 429 have been granted. Of these 1065 patents, more than 18% patents are active. United States of America is where Discovery has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Australia and South Africa, it has generated an annual revenue of $ 10.671 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Discovery.
Discovery was founded in the year 1985 by John Hendricks. Discovery is a publicly traded American international pay television network and flagship channel owned by Discovery, Inc. As of February 2022, Discovery has a market cap of $ 14.88 Billion.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of Discovery which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Discovery’ patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Discovery’ patent portfolio.
How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Discovery have?
The founder, John Hendricks, has 227 patents. The CEO, David Zaslav, has 0 patents.
How many patents does Discovery have?
Discovery has a total of 1065 patents globally. These patents belong to 238 unique patent families. Out of 1065 patents, 199 patents are active.
How many Discovery patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Discovery 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||Discovery Applications Filed||Discovery Patents Granted|
How Many Patents did Discovery File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Discovery Filed Patents
|United States Of America||218|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||30|
Where are Research Centers of Discovery Patents Located?
10 Best Discovery Patents
WO1994014284A1 is the most popular patent in the Discovery portfolio. It has received 564 citations so far from companies like Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc., Sony, and NEC Corporation.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Discovery:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
Which Companies are using Discovery 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 Discovery patent portfolio are E Ink Corporation, Apple and Microsoft.
List of the top forward citing Companies –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|E Ink Corporation||26|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Discovery Patents
Top Discovery Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of Discovery US Patent Applications were Granted?
Discovery (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 102 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 78 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 78.79%.
Below are the key stats of Discovery patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Discovery?
|Law Firm||Total Application||Success Rate|
|Discovery Communications, Inc.||153||67.08%|
|Sedna Patent Services, Llc||128||83.87%|
|Comcast Ip Holdings I, Llc||60||83.33%|
|Hendricks, John S.||45||76.74%|
|Asmussen, Michael L.||42||71.43%|
|Mccoskey, John S.||31||72.41%|
|Bonner, Alfred E.||18||88.89%|
|Cox Communications, Inc.||11||100.00%|
|Swart, William D.||11||72.73%|
On June 17, 1985, the Discovery Channel premiered. It was initially transmitted for 12 hours each day between 3 p.m. and 3 a.m. to 156,000 households. Approximately 75% of the program’s content had never been shown on American television before.
Discovery began with airing documentary television shows about popular science, technology, and history, but by the 2010s, it had evolved to include reality shows and pseudo-scientific entertainment. In its early years, it also carried certain Soviet programmes, including the news show Vremya.
The Discovery Channel started an annual programming stunt dubbed Shark Week in 1988. The week-long event grew in popularity throughout the 1990s and is still broadcast each summer on the channel.
Discovery Inc has introduced a tool called Sideways 6 into Facebook Workplace to record ideas. Sideways 6 is the first chabot in Discovery Inc., and it effectively provides a chatbot for collecting ideas. Sideways 6 is a crowdsourcing platform for employee ideas that drives innovation, improvement, and employee engagement.
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What are Discovery’s key innovation segments?
What Technologies are Covered by Discovery?
The chart below distributes patents filed by Discovery in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Discovery thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.
R&D Focus: How Discovery search focus changed over the years?
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