Fitbit Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Fitbit has a total of 1085 patents globally, out of which 878 have been granted. Of these 1085 patents, 87% patents are active. United States Of America is where Fitbit has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and United Kingdom. Parallelly, United States Of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Fitbit.

Fitbit was founded in 2007 by James Park and Eric Friedman. Fitbit manufactures wireless-enabled and wearable fitness devices. The Company produces products that measure data such as the number of steps walked, quality of sleep, calories burned, and other personalized metrics. Fitbit offers products that utilize accelerometers to assist in sensing user movements. As of May 2022, Fitbit has a market cap of $1.88 Billion.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Fitbit have?

The Founders Eric Friedman has 115 and CEO, James Park has 337 patents.

How many patents does Fitbit have?

Fitbit has a total of 1085 patents globally. These patents belong to 221 unique patent families. Out of 1085 patents, 953 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Fitbit File Every Year?

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 GrantFitbit Applications FiledFitbit Patents Granted
201042
20115
201298
201311111
201415449
201512984
2016162114
2017101130
201810094
2019101119
2020141144
20213698
202211

How many Fitbit patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

How Many Patents did Fitbit File in Different Countries?

Countries in which Fitbit Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America705
China165
United Kingdom87
Australia24
Europe37
Canada15
New Zealand12
Japan11
Germany3
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)3
Malaysia2
Singapore1
Taiwan1
India1

Where are Research Centers of Fitbit Patents Located?

10 Best Fitbit Patents

US7584153B2 is the most popular patent in the Fitbit portfolio. It has received 585 citations so far from companies like First Data Corporation and Dynamics Inc.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7584153B2585
US7580898B2461
US20080201264A1450
US7472829B2449
US8475367B1416
US7543739B2368
US7380710B2338
US7246752B2336
US8104679B2329
US20090006262A1324

Which Companies are using Fitbit 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 Fitbit patent portfolio are Samsung, Apple and IBM.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber Of Patents
Samsung121
Apple67
IBM39
Microsoft35
Philips33
Epson28
Intel22
LG19
Google18
Dynamics18

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Fitbit Patents

Top Fitbit Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

PatentsCount of Rejected Applications
US8954135B273
US8948832B263
US8998815B254
US8386008B243
US9168419B239
US8475367B138
US9599632B231
US8849610B228
US9044171B226
US9044149B226

What Percentage of 4Life US Patent Applications were Granted?

Fitbit (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 515 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 413 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 84.46%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Fitbit?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Dority & Manning41983.50%
Jason Lohr5894.83%
Rutan & Tucker7100.00%
Amin Turocy & Watson60.00%
Crowell & Moring1100.00%
Honeywell International1100.00%

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What are Fitbit key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Fitbit?

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

R&D Focus: How has Fitbit’s search focus changed over the years?

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