Dropbox has a total of 1864 patents globally, out of which 1337 have been granted. Of these 1864 patents, more than 84% patents are active. The United States of America is where Dropbox has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Australia and Europe. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of Dropbox.
Dropbox was founded in 2007. Dropbox designs and develops document management software. The Company offers a platform that enables users to store and share files, photos, videos, songs, and spreadsheets. Dropbox serves customers worldwide. As of June 2022, Dropbox has a market cap of $8.15 Billion.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of Dropbox which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Dropbox patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Dropbox patent portfolio.
How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Dropbox have?
The Founder Drew Houston has 21, Arash Ferdowsi have13 patents, and the CEO Drew Houston has 21 patents.
How many patents does Dropbox have?
Dropbox has a total of 1864 patents globally. These patents belong to 675 unique patent families. Out of 1864 patents, 1566 patents are active.
How Many Patents did Dropbox 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||Dropbox Applications Filed||Dropbox Patents Granted|
How many Dropbox patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Dropbox File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Dropbox Filed Patents
|United States Of America||1223|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||1|
Where are Research Centers of Dropbox Patents Located?
10 Best Dropbox Patents
US6785728B1 is the most popular patent in the Dropbox portfolio. It has received 353 citations so far from companies like Molex Incorporated, Topconn Electronic and Te Connectivity Corporation.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Dropbox:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
Which Companies are using Dropbox 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 Dropbox patent portfolio are Microsoft, IBM and Samsung.
List of the top forward citing Companies –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Microsoft Technology Licensing Llc||153|
|Jpmorgan Chase Bank Na||45|
|Amazon Technologies Inc||19|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Dropbox Patents
Top Dropbox Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of Dropbox US Patent Applications were Granted?
Dropbox (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1224 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1001 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 94.8%.
Below are the key stats of Dropbox patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Dropbox?
|Law Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Keller Jolley Preece||204||93.42%|
|Dla Piper Llp||122||98.97%|
|Katten Muchin Rosenman Llp||44||100.00%|
|Lerner David Littenberg||22||100.00%|
|Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Llp||14||78.57%|
|Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery Llp||8||100.00%|
|Haug Partners Llp||6||100.00%|
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