Kakao Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Kakao has a total of 819 patents globally, out of which 578 have been granted. Of these 819 patents, more than 77% patents are active. South Korea is where Kakao has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United States of America and China, it has generated an annual revenue of $5.27 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, South Korea seems to be the main focused R&D centre of Kakao.

Kakao was founded in the year 2010 by Kim Beom-soo, also known as Brian Kim. The company is a mobile lifestyle platform that provides messaging, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, and music services. As of June 2022, Kakao has a market cap of $27.84 Billion.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Kakao have?

The founder, Brian Kim, has 0 patents. The CEO, Namkoong Whon, has 3 patents.

How many patents does Kakao have?

Kakao has a total of 819 patents globally. These patents belong to 617 unique patent families. Out of 819 patents, 631 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Kakao File Every Year?

Kakao 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 GrantKakao Applications FiledKakao Patents Granted
20115017
201212343
20137046
20147865
20156629
20163870
20173528
20184539
20199365
20204368
20212054
2022218

How many Kakao patents are Alive/Dead?

Kakao Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Kakao File in Different Countries?

Kakao Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Kakao Filed Patents

CountryPatents
Korea (South)589
United States Of America91
China21
United Kingdom17
Europe13
Japan13
Indonesia5
Viet Nam4
Taiwan4
Russia3
Brazil3
India3
Philippines3
Malaysia3
Argentina2
Germany2
Spain2
Singapore1

Where are Research Centres of Kakao Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Kakao

10 Best Kakao Patents

USD682305S1 is the most popular patent in the Kakao portfolio. It has received 207 citations so far from companies like Uber, IBM, and Samsung Electronics.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
USD682305S1207
USD682304S1109
USD753177S178
US9274696B141
US9448692B140
KR1020070004153A29
USD682310S128
WO2013069893A127
KR1020070098337A23
KR1020070113858A20

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What are Kakao’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Kakao?

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

R&D Focus: How has Kakao‘s search focus changed over the years?

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