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 Areas||Number of Applications|
|Graphical User interface and Document processing||447|
|Databases and File management||443|
|Business Methods – Incentive Programs, Electronic Shopping, Healthcare, Electronic Negotiations||272|
|Business Methods – Cost/Price, Reservations, Shipping & Transportation||263|
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 assignees||1037|
|Number of FB publications monitored||4598|
|Number of FB Publications involved in rejections||1248|
|Number of 102/103 rejections||5241|
Who are the top assignees getting blocked?
The below chart shows the top 20 competitors which get maximum rejections because of Facebook patents.
|Assignee||Applications Blocked||102 Rejections|
|Silicon Valley Bank||20||3|