Flipboard Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Flipboard has a total of 150 patents globally, out of which 103 have been granted. Of these 150 patents, more than 70% patents are active. United States of America is where Flipboard has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Korea (South). Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Flipboard.

Flipboard was founded in the year 2010. Flipboard creates software programmes. The business provides software that gathers content from websites and social media platforms and delivers it in magazine format for consumption on mobile devices.

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

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

The founder Evan Doll have 33 patents, Mike McCue (Also CEO) have 2 patents.

How many patents does Flipboard have?

Flipboard has a total of 150 patents globally. These patents belong to 72 unique patent families. Out of 150 patents, 105 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Flipboard File Every Year?

Flipboard 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 GrantFlipboard Applications FiledFlipboard Patents Granted
20222
202115
202014
2019424
2018630
20171210
20162213
20154411
2014313
2013191
20123
20116
20101

How many Flipboard patents are Alive/Dead?

Flipboard Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Flipboard File in Different Countries?

Flipboard Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Flipboard Filed Patents

CountryPatent
United States Of America106
China10
Korea (South)7
Europe7
Japan1
United Kingdom1

Where are Research Centres of Flipboard Patents Located?

The Research Centre for all the Flipboard patents is the United States of America.

10 Best Flipboard Patents

US20140075275A1 is the most popular patent in the Flipboard portfolio. It has received 62 citations so far from companies like Wrap Media, IBM and Facebook.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20140075275A162
US20150169744A157
US20150248683A151
US8872855B233
US20170300293A126
US8990200B125
US20150149261A121
US9152616B221
US9396167B221
USD772242S118

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Flipboard patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Flipboard invention. They couldn’t because Flipboard had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO used 66 Flipboard patents in 518 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Flipboard patent portfolio are Microsoft, Facebook and IBM.

List of the Companies who’s Patents were rejected citing Flipboard –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Flipboard PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Microsoft2773
Facebook2556
IBM1625
Apple1343
Google1336
Samsung519
Adobe411
Brunoco45
Oath inc37
Verizon Media38

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Flipboard Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Flipboard

Top Flipboard Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9396167B223
US8872855B222
US9152616B218
US8935629B217
US8463795B211
US9489349B29
US9501481B28
US10636051B28
US20150169744A18
US9965774B26
US10061760B26
US9648080B25
US9372878B25
US9824313B24
US10621274B24

What Percentage of Flipboard US Patent Applications were Granted?

Flipboard (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 100 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 81 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 81.82%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Flipboard?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Flipboard Fenwick9981.82%
Fenwick & West10%

What are Flipboard key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Flipboard?

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

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

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Updated on January 2, 2023

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