Dropbox Patents – Key Insights and Stats

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?

Dropbox 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 GrantDropbox Applications FiledDropbox Patents Granted
2011145
20125616
201317915
201422034
201524557
2016221100
2017246151
2018211171
2019132229
2020115214
202156176
20221157

How many Dropbox patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Dropbox Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Dropbox File in Different Countries?

Dropbox Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Dropbox Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1223
Australia136
Europe134
Japan126
Germany47
China24
Canada18
Korea (South)17
United Kingdom3
Mexico2
Brazil1
Singapore1
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1

Where are Research Centers of Dropbox Patents Located?

Research Centers of Dropbox Patents

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 NumberCitation Count
US6785728B1353
US6785670B1222
US8825597B1210
US9749408B2199
US6594664B1199
US20060101064A1193
US6785864B1139
US20120212405A1109
US20080256299A1104
US20140067865A198

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 –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Microsoft Technology Licensing Llc153
IBM103
Samsung Electronics51
Google51
Jpmorgan Chase Bank Na45
Apple27
BNY Mellon25
Vmware19
Amazon Technologies Inc19
Facebook Inc18

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Dropbox Patents

Top Dropbox Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9049176B240
US9465930B228
US8515909B223
US20060101064A120
US9755995B216
US8073941B215
US8131673B215
US9654426B214
US20150052430A113
US9310981B212
US7395279B212
US20120212405A112
US8825597B111
US9450904B211
US7822801B211

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 FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Dropbox71295.89%
Keller Jolley Preece20493.42%
Dla Piper Llp12298.97%
Katten Muchin Rosenman Llp44100.00%
Lerner David Littenberg22100.00%
Ibm Corporation15100.00%
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Llp1478.57%
Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery Llp8100.00%
Kppb Llp8100.00%
Haug Partners Llp6100.00%

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What are Dropbox key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Dropbox?

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

R&D Focus: How has Dropbox search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on July 13, 2022

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