Discovery Patents – Key Insights and Stats

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?

Worldwide Patents

Discovery Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Discovery patent portfolio

How Many Patents did Discovery File Every Year?

Discovery Patent 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 GrantDiscovery Applications FiledDiscovery Patents Granted
20115817
20127022
20132720
20143414
20151413
2016226
2017109
20181911
20191111
20201516
2021614
20221

How Many Patents did Discovery File in Different Countries?

Discovery Worldwide Filing

Countries in which Discovery Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America218
Australia111
South Africa84
Japan63
China57
Europe56
Germany49
Canada37
Korea (South)36
India36
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)30
Austria29
Brazil22
Mexico22
Singapore20
Spain19
Israel13
Colombia8
Taiwan6
Viet Nam6
New Zealand4
Poland4
Hungary2
Lithuania2
Denmark2
Norway2
Turkey2
Indonesia1
United Kingdom1
France1
Finland1
Iceland1
Brunei1
Russia1
Italy1

Where are Research Centers of Discovery Patents Located?

Discovery R&D Centres

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 NumberCitation Count
WO1994014284A1564
WO1994013107A1514
WO1999052285A1389
WO1994014282A1366
US20020069105A1314
WO1995015658A1300
US6011772A278
US6563913B1205
US6338933B1193
WO1994014281A1162

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 –

CompanyNumber of Patents
E Ink Corporation26
Apple12
Microsoft12
Amazon9
Google9
Sony9
Samsung8
Epson7
Intel7
Skiff5

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Discovery Patents

Top Discovery Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7864161B218
US20070205978A117
US8095949B110
US7681194B29
US7509576B29
US5228688A9
US7865405B28
US20140057239A18
US8429028B27
US20070201702A17
US20060262083A16
US9729942B26
US20060050361A16
US9053640B16
US20070146306A16

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 FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Discovery Communications, Inc.15367.08%
Sedna Patent Services, Llc12883.87%
Comcast Ip Holdings I, Llc6083.33%
Hendricks, John S.4576.74%
Asmussen, Michael L.4271.43%
Mccoskey, John S.3172.41%
Adrea, Llc1952.63%
Bonner, Alfred E.1888.89%
Cox Communications, Inc.11100.00%
Swart, William D.1172.73%

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.

Driving Innovation

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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Updated on April 3, 2022

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