GoPro Patents – Key Insights and Stats

GoPro has a total of 2215 patents globally, out of which 1691 have been granted. Of these 2215 patents, more than 81% patents are active. The United States of America is where GoPro has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by China and Europe. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of GoPro.

GoPro was founded in the year 2002. GoPro designs and produces cameras that can be mounted to clothing and other objects, as well as related accessories. Action sports to professional videography are among the activities for which the company’s products are intended for usage. GoPro also provides mobile software and applications that let customers manage, edit, and share their image and video files. As of December 2022, the market cap of GoPro is $823.295 Billion.

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

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

The founder Jill Woodman have 0 patent and Nicholas Woodman (Also CEO) have 160 patents.

How many patents does GoPro have?

GoPro has a total of 2215 patents globally. These patents belong to 741 unique patent families. Out of 2215 patents, 1810 patents are active.

How Many Patents did GoPro File Every Year?

GoPro 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 GrantGoPro Applications FiledGoPro Patents Granted
202287230
2021184224
2020276271
2019307200
2018191182
2017257213
2016395172
2015257109
201412547
20135524
2012397
2011115

How many GoPro patents are Alive/Dead?

GoPro Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did GoPro File in Different Countries?

GoPro Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which GoPro Filed Patents

CountryPatent
United States Of America1540
China184
Europe159
United Kingdom108
Germany53
Australia6
France6
Korea (South)4
Canada3
India2
Brazil2
Taiwan1
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1
Mexico1

Where are Research Centres of GoPro Patents Located?

Research Centres of GoPro

10 Best GoPro Patents

US8014656B2 is the most popular patent in the GoPro portfolio. It has received 168 citations so far from companies like Henzhen Baker Av Digital, Woodman and Mizco.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US8014656B2168
US8606073B2161
US20150350614A1142
US20160026874A1110
US8988509B1109
USD646313S1108
USD657808S1101
USD725169S199
USD710921S196
USD768539S194

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO used 248 GoPro patents in 1135 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the GoPro patent portfolio are DJI, Samsung and JPMorgan.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing GoPro –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing GoPro PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
DJI2443
Samsung2240
JPMorgan2043
Canon1730
Sony1557
Intel144
Apple1322
Google1326
Mediatek1232
Qualcomm1230

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on GoPro Patents

Top GoPro Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20160352992A113
US8014656B212
US20150350614A112
US9874308B212
US8606073B211
US8199251B211
US9992502B211
US20160292511A110
US9262801B210
US9570113B210
US8995903B29
US10696414B29
US9204041B19
US10645362B29
US8994800B27

What Percentage of GoPro US Patent Applications were Granted?

GoPro (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1121 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 890 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 91.75%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for GoPro?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Gopro75395.32%
Esplin & Associates30489.49%
Wang Hardoon35100.00%
Gazdzinski & Associates2378.26%
Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch1100.00%
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney1100.00%
Cooley10.00%
Fenwick & West10.00%
Mythical1100.00%
Teledyne Technologies1100.00%

What are GoPro key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by GoPro?

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

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

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Updated on December 19, 2022

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