Epic Games Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Epic Games has a total of 193 patents globally, out of which 97 have been granted. Of these 193 patents, more than 66% patents are active. The United States of America is where Epic Games has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Korea (South). Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of Epic Games.

Epic Games was founded in 1991 by Tim Sweeney and Mark Rein. Epic Games develops video games. The Company designs, produces, and retails high-end action games for consoles, personal computers, and mobile devices. Epic Games serves clients worldwide.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Epic Games have?

The Founder Mark Rein has 0 patents and founder and CEO Tim Sweeney has 4 patents.

How many patents does Epic Games have?

Epic Games has a total of 193 patents globally. These patents belong to 85 unique patent families. Out of 193 patents, 102 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Epic Games File Every Year?

Epic Games 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 GrantEpic Games Applications FiledEpic Games Patents Granted
20111314
201211
20131014
201449
201515
2016165
2017105
201883
2019137
202077
2021810

How many Epic Games patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Epic Games Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Epic Games File in Different Countries?

Epic Games Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Epic Games Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America96
Europe17
Korea (South)13
Japan9
United Kingdom7
Germany6
Portugal1
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1
Slovenia1
Canada1
Croatia1
Poland1
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1
Serbia1
Hungary1
Australia1
Spain1
Albania1
China1
Austria1
Lithuania1

Where are Research Centers of Epic Games Patents Located?

Research Centers of Epic Games Patents

10 Best Epic Games Patents

US6581594B1 is the most popular patent in the Epic Games portfolio. It has received 764 citations so far from companies like Jammit Inc, Bose Corporation and Electronic Arts Inc.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Epic Games:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6353174B1218
US6482087B1165
US7320643B1160
US6801930B1149
US20100035688A1146
US20070163427A1130
US6429863B1122
US7459624B2118
US20070245881A1112
US6541692B2110

What Percentage of Epic Games US Patent Applications were Granted?

Epic Games (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 16 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 15 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 93.7%.

Below are the key stats of Epic Games patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Epic Games?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Hunton Andrews Kurth Llp1593.33%
Alter And Preece1100.00%

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What are Epic Games key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Epic Games?

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

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

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Updated on June 29, 2022

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