Fortinet Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Fortinet has a total of 2075 patents globally, out of which 1578 have been granted. Of these 2075 patents, more than 65% patents are active. United States of America is where Fortinet has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Japan and China. Parallelly, Japan seems to be the main focused R&D center and USA is the origin country of Fortinet.

Fortinet was founded in 2000 by Ken Xie and Michael Xie. Fortinet provides network security solutions. The Company offers network security appliances, software, and subscription services. Fortinet systems integrate the industry’s broadest suite of security technologies, including firewall, VPN, antivirus, intrusion prevention (IPS), web filtering, antispam, and traffic shaping. As of April 2022, Fortinet has a market cap of $54.59 Billion.

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

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

The Founder Michael Xie has 120 and Ken Xie has 0 patents and the CEO, Ken Xie has 0 patents.

How many patents does Fortinet have?

Fortinet has a total of 2075 patents globally. These patents belong to 1047 unique patent families. Out of 2075 patents, 1359 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Fortinet File Every Year?

Fortinet Patents 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 GrantFortinet Applications FiledFortinet Patents Granted
2011112123
2012125145
2013122116
2014119117
2015169105
2016180105
2017165134
201886160
201970105
20206074
2021976
202216

How many Fortinet patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Fortinet Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Fortinet File in Different Countries?

Fortinet Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Fortinet Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1281
Japan554
China98
Europe29
Germany25
India13
Korea (South)11
Canada8
Israel7
Singapore5
Australia4
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)4
Taiwan2

Where are Research Centers of Fortinet Patents Located?

Research Centers of Fortinet Patents

10 Best Fortinet Patents

US7590404B1 is the most popular patent in the Fortinet portfolio. It has received 378 citations so far from companies like Nicira Inc, VMware Inc and Hewlett-Packard.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7818452B2378
US20050203881A1325
US7519990B1312
US20090182818A1244
US7764599B2243
US7698744B2185
US7340535B1183
US6839338B1183
US7376125B1182
US7079544B2177

Which Companies are using Fortinet 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 Fortinet patent portfolio are Cisco, IBM and Fujitsu.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Cisco Technology Inc84
IBM77
Fujitsu48
Microsoft41
Nec Corp34
Hewlett-Packard34
Amazon Technologies Inc28
Juniper Networks28
Huawei28
Intel23

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Fortinet Patents

Top Fortinet Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7698744B224
US9280678B220
US9894100B220
US7774461B220
US7873060B218
US8103727B216
US20130103785A116
US20050203881A115
US7787442B214
US6907470B213
US8776207B212
US7602783B212
US7426634B212
US9270639B210
US8793151B210

What Percentage of Fortinet US Patent Applications were Granted?

Fortinet (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 574 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 440 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 88.53%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Fortinet?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Michael A Desanctis24983.53%
Law Office Of Dorian Cartwright19796.20%
Douglas M Hamilton5980.00%
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner Pa1989.47%
Butzel Long 03012013100.00%
Edell Shapiro & Finnan Llc7100.00%
Nicholson De Vos Webster & Elliott Llp7100.00%
Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma Llp30%
Law Office Of Lance C Venable Pllc250.00%
Morgan Lewis & Bockius Llp2100.00%

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What are Fortinet’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Fortinet?

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

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

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