KnowBe4 Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2024)

KnowBe4 has a total of 199 patents globally, out of which 122 have been granted. Of these 199 patents, more than 87% patents are active. United States of America is where KnowBe4 has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Austria. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of KnowBe4.

KnowBe4 was founded in the year 2010. The Company provides software security solutions. The Company develops security awareness platform which enables organizations to assess, monitor and minimize the ongoing cybersecurity threat of social engineering attacks.

Do read about some of the most popular patents of KnowBe4 which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find KnowBe4 patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over KnowBe4 patent portfolio.

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of KnowBe4 have?

The founder and CEO Stu Sjouwerman has 51 patents.

How many patents does KnowBe4 have?

KnowBe4 has a total of 199 patents globally. These patents belong to 61 unique patent families. Out of 199 patents, 174 patents are active.

How Many Patents did KnowBe4 File Every Year?

KnowBe4 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 GrantKnowBe4 Applications FiledKnowBe4 Patents Granted
20231426
20223526
20214123
20203628
2019129
2018336
2017284

How many KnowBe4 patents are Alive/Dead?

KnowBe4 Patent Portfolio

 How Many Patents did KnowBe4 File in Different Countries?

KnowBe4 Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which KnowBe4 Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States of America166
Europe10
Austria1

Where are Research Centres of KnowBe4 Patents Located?

The Research Centre for all the KnowBe4 patents is the United States of America.

10 Best KnowBe4 Patents

US9894092B2 is the most popular patent in the KnowBe4 portfolio. It has received 79 citations so far from company like Mimecast Services Ltd.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of KnowBe4:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US9894092B279
US9749360B124
US9781160B122
US10009375B119
US10540493B111
US10992699B18
US10917429B18
US10469519B27
US10264018B17
US10257225B17

 How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to KnowBe4 patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to KnowBe4 invention. They couldn’t because KnowBe4 had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 24 KnowBe4 patents in 81 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the KnowBe4 patent portfolio are Proofpoint Inc, Bank of America and Bell Helicopter Textron.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing KnowBe4 –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing KnowBe4 PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Proofpoint Inc59
Bank Of America57
Bell Helicopter Textron25
Barracuda Networks22
IBM23
Sony11
Microsoft12
Alibaba11
Capital One Services11
Cybercatch14

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on KnowBe4 Patents

 Top KnowBe4 Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US10917439B26
US10812527B25
US11343276B23
US10673876B23
US10880325B22
US11108822B22
US10657248B22
US9749360B12
US10332003B12
US10581910B22
US20190173907A12
US10679164B21
US10917433B21
US20180307844A11
US10021126B21

What Percentage of KnowBe4 US Patent Applications were Granted?

KnowBe4 (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 127 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 116 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 99.3%.

Below are the key stats of KnowBe4 patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for KnowBe4?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Foley & Lardner Llp12597.44%
Parsons Behle & Latimer1100.00%
Patent 360 Llc1100.00%

What are KnowBe4 key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by KnowBe4?

The chart below distributes patents filed by KnowBe4 in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where KnowBe4 thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D Focus: How has KnowBe4 search focus changed over the years?

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