Facebook patents were used 5241 times in 102/103 type rejections

The patent portfolio of Facebook shows that the social media giant has footprints in 48 different technology areas ranging from Computer Networks to Business Methods. Below are the top five technology areas of their interest.

Technology AreasNumber of Applications
Computer Networks490
Graphical User interface and Document processing447
Databases and File management443
Business Methods – Incentive Programs, Electronic Shopping, Healthcare, Electronic Negotiations272
Business Methods – Cost/Price, Reservations, Shipping & Transportation263

Since they have patents covering a wide array of technologies so we thought why not check which type of companies are getting blocked by these patents. Interestingly, 5241 rejections (102/103) were given based on Facebook’s patents. Refer to the table below for more information:

Number of Blocked assignees1037
Number of FB publications monitored4598
Number of FB Publications involved in rejections1248
Number of 102/103 rejections5241

Who are the top assignees getting blocked? 

The below chart shows the top 20 competitors which get maximum rejections because of Facebook patents.

AssigneeApplications Blocked102 Rejections
IBM32152
Microsoft27654
Qualcomm21155
Samsung7726
Apple 519
Oath Inc438
Intel4410
Sony347
Salesforce 342
Oracle International236
Canon235
Tencent256
Blackberry233
LG194
Amazon Technologies222
Qualcomm215
AT&T194
Silicon Valley Bank203
Nokia 83
Verizon170
Updated on December 16, 2020

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