Linkedin Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2024)

Linkedin has a total of 955 patents globally, out of which 695 have been granted. Of these 955 patents, more than 03% patents are active. United States of America is where Linkedin has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by India and Europe (EPO). Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Linkedin.

Linkedin was founded in the year 2002. The Company operates a social networking web site. The Company allows members to post a profile of their professional expertise and accomplishments on web site.

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

How many patents does Linkedin have?

Linkedin has a total of 955 patents globally. These patents belong to 894 unique patent families. Out of 955 patents, 30 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Linkedin File Every Year?

Linkedin 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 GrantLinkedin Applications FiledLinkedin Patents Granted
20242
202051
201922
201811
2017262
2016411
201579
2014251
201361
2012132

How many Linkedin patents are Alive/Dead?

Linkedin Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Linkedin File in Different Countries?

Linkedin Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Linkedin Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States of America761
India33
Europe (EPO)11
Korea (South)8
Brazil7
China7
Austria5
Japan3
United Kingdom1
Germany1

Where are Research Centres of Linkedin Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Linkedin

10 Best Linkedin Patents

US20140149519A1 is the most popular patent in the Linkedin portfolio. It has received 374 citations so far from companies like Snapchat, Wistron and IBM.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20140149519A1374
US7159150B2311
US7818165B2300
US7792328B2271
US7809587B2256
US7747774B2223
US7855101B2222
US7003551B2216
US7814142B2210
US20130254305A1188

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 513 Linkedin patents in 3581 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Linkedin patent portfolio are IBM, Microsoft and Samsung.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Linkedin –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Linkedin PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
IBM252509
Microsoft161365
Samsung3984
Meta3563
Sap Se3467
Oracle3267
Google2956
Fujitsu2656
Apple2547
Amazon2351

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Linkedin Patents

Top Linkedin Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7003551B225
US7822860B221
US7792328B220
US20150006286A119
US7844917B215
US7113988B215
US20150006295A115
US7809587B214
US7817584B214
US7792784B214
US7761429B214
US7844354B213
US7814142B213
US20130254305A113
US7870398B212

In a variety of ways, LinkedIn has changed the traditional recruiting and job-search sector. Initially, LinkedIn just took low-tech operations and placed them online (e.g., printing and distributing resumes, small-scale headhunting, etc.), but this quickly expanded to include more than just recruiting and early versions of the platform. LinkedIn immediately identified the value of network effects in its company after creating one of the earliest online professional networks.

More users on LinkedIn, for example, make the network a more valuable database for recruiting organizations, increasing the likelihood that those companies will locate qualified applicants in a timely manner. As more users join, LinkedIn can mine and filter user data in real-time to help to recruit organizations proactively uncover interesting individuals. Furthermore, the value marketers and advertisers gain from LinkedIn is strongly linked to the number of users on the network as well as the amount of information those users make available (e.g., age, gender, geographic location, work experience, etc.). These network effects have given LinkedIn a competitive moat, allowing it to grow on its own success.

The “economic graph,” as CEO Jeff Weiner describes it, is the next step in LinkedIn’s digital transformation of traditional recruiting and job search. The economic graph would be a computerized representation of every economic opportunity in the globe, as well as full profiles and data on all enterprises, universities, and the world’s 3 billion professional workers. As a step in this direction, LinkedIn purchased Lynda.com, an online education provider.

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What are LinkedIn’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by LinkedIn?

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

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

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