F5 Patents – Key Insights and Stats

F5 has a total of 1087 patents globally, out of which 686 have been granted. Of these 1087 patents, more than 60% patents are active. United States of America is where F5 has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Germany, it has generated an annual revenue of $2.6 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of F5.

F5 was founded in the year 1996 by Jeff Hussey. Company is doing business in application security, multi-cloud management, online fraud prevention, application delivery networking, application availability & performance, network security, and access & authorization. As of March 2022, F5 has a market cap of $12.3 Billion.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of F5 which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find F5’s patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over F5’s patent portfolio.

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of F5 have?

The founder, Jeff Hussey has 0 patents. The CEO, François Locoh-Donou has 0 patents.

How many patents does F5 have?

F5 has a total of 1087 patents globally. These patents belong to 504 unique patent families. Out of 1087 patents, 663 patents are active.

How many F5 patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

F5 Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

F5 patent portfolio

How Many Patents did F5 File Every Year?

F5 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 GrantF5 Applications FiledF5 Patents Granted
20119421
20125737
20138163
201410455
20159063
20168161
20178876
20185957
20196257
20203348
20211464
20225

How Many Patents did F5 File in Different Countries?

F5 Worldwide Filing in Top 10 Countries

Countries in which F5 Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America679
Europe81
Germany41
China26
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)22
Canada17
Japan15
Australia15
Brazil11
Israel10
Taiwan9
India8
France7
Korea (South)7
Portugal4
Spain4
Denmark4
Mexico4
Austria3
Poland3
Hungary2
Turkey1
South Africa1
Croatia1
Lithuania1
Russia1
United Kingdom1
Serbia1
Cyprus1
Slovenia1
Italy1

Where are Research Centers of F5 Patents Located?

F5 R&D Centers

10 Best F5 Patents

US6374300B2 is the most popular patent in the F5 portfolio. It has received 410 citations so far from companies like IBM, Cisco, and Netvmg.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of F5:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6374300B2410
US7441045B2370
US6473802B2296
US6405219B2288
US7873065B1261
US7430755B1237
US7769823B2216
US7113962B1208
US6505230B1204
US7051126B1187

Which Companies are using F5 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 F5 patent portfolio are IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM65
Microsoft28
Amazon24
Verizon17
Intel16
Akamai Technologies15
At&T15
Bank Of New York Mellon14
Google14
Cisco13

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on F5 Patents

F5 patent portfolio

Top F5 Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7441045B234
US10296653B219
US9225737B213
US7975025B112
US9729506B212
US7352269B212
US6473802B211
US7051126B111
US20130185586A111
US8700892B210
US9178908B210
US20140201642A110
US10157280B210
US10135831B29
US9100370B29

What Percentage of F5 US Patent Applications were Granted?

F5 (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 466 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 400 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 90.5%.

Below are the key stats of F5 patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for F5?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders Llp F5 Patents19688.24%
F5 Networks Inc15892.26%
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders Llp F5 In House12100.00%
Holland & Hart Llp F5 Networks1154.55%
Perkins Coie Llp F5 Networks Inc6100.00%
Beyer Law Group Llp30%
Merchant & Gould P C30%
Christensen Oconnor10%
Daniel M Cislo1100.00%
Darby & Darby P C10.00%

F5’s inventions are all based on significant insights into the requirements and desires of consumers. F5 strives to create software with a purpose that customers will pick again and again.

F5 is working on a wide range of projects, combining the hunt for breakthrough technology with the continual need to adapt to consumer needs and improve the sustainability of F5 products.

F5 accomplishes this by combining significant consumer trends, cutting-edge science, and the use of data and digital technologies to create exceptional products, services, and experiences.

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What are F5 key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by F5?

The chart below distributes patents filed by F5 in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where F5 thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D Focus: How F5 search focus changed over the years?

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