Lululemon Athletica Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2024)

Lululemon Athletica has a total of 806 patents globally, out of which 563 have been granted. Of these 806 patents, more than 80% patents are active. The United States of America is where Lululemon Athletica has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Canada and Europe (EPO). Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center while Canada is the origin country of Lululemon Athletica.

Lululemon Athletica was founded in 1998. Lululemon Athletica is a healthy lifestyle inspired athletic apparel company. The company produces fitness pants, shorts, tops and other clothing for yoga, dance and general fitness.

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

How many patents does Lululemon Athletica have?

Lululemon Athletica has a total of 806 patents globally. These patents belong to 340 unique patent families. Out of 806 patents, 649 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Lululemon Athletica File Every Year?

Lululemon Athletica 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 GrantLululemon Athletica Applications FiledLululemon Athletica Patent Granted
202413
2023636
20223128
20213813
20203321
20195713
20181119
20174125
20161716
20151111
2014812

How many Lululemon Athletica patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Lululemon Athletica Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Lululemon Athletica File in Different Countries?

Lululemon Athletica Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Lululemon Athletica Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States of America290
Canada193
Europe (EPO)84
United Kingdom76
Australia22
China21
South Korea9
Taiwan5
Japan4
Germany3
Mexico2
Austria2
India2
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)2
Singapore1

Where are Research Centers of Lululemon Athletica Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Lululemon Athletica

What Technologies are covered by Lululemon Athletica Patents?

Lululemon Athletica Patent Technology Area

Lululemon Athletica, a globally renowned brand in the athletic apparel industry is well-known for its high quality products and innovative approach towards activewear. Their patents delve in areas like smart clothing and even exercise equipment as is represented by the Lululemon Athletica’s patents in technological domains such as Smart Clothing and Sports and Fitness. Let’s explore the diverse technological domains Lululemon Athletica has embraced:

Lululemon Athletica has also filed several patents in technological domains such as Health Monitoring, User Interface and Video Display System for protecting its innovations in these domains.

The patent, US20230340562A1, discloses a Bioluminescent Composition including luciferin granulates and mixture of dried luciferase enzymes which is activated by the presence of moisture to produce luminescence and can be mixed into fabrics and other materials capable of glowing in the dark.

An Optical Device capable of controlling the light entering the device based on the user’s needs is disclosed in the patent, US20220229314A1. The device has interchangeable filters which can block blue light to improve sleep while can also increase the blue light entering the device to help the user feel more awake.

An innovative technology for Smart Clothing is disclosed in the patent, US20230337755A1, where the internal microclimate of the wearer is modulated using the sensors and control elements like heaters, fans or adjustable layers to prevent user discomfort.

Lululemon Athletica Design Patents Technology Area

Lululemon Athletica owns 255 design patents for patenting innovative designs related to Garment, Women’s Innerwear and Footwear. The company has also patented designs for Bags, Bottle/Mug and Product Display System as can be observed in the chart below.

Lululemon Athletica Design Patents Level 2 Categorization

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

Lululemon Athletica Technology protected in different countries

R&D Focus: How Lululemon Athletica’s Research Focus Changed Over the Years?

Lululemon Athletica Technology through the years

10 Best Lululemon Athletica Patents

USD685160S1 is the most popular patent in the Lululemon Athletica portfolio. It has received 87 citations so far from companies like Nike, Columbia Sportswear and Deutsche Post Ag.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Lululemon Athletica:

Publication NumberCitation Count
USD685160S187
US11045709B277
US11065527B276
USD654661S171
USD639023S170
US10758780B266
USD687619S166
US10828551B261
USD765948S161
USD662284S157

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 16 Lululemon Athletica patents in 40 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Lululemon Athletica patent portfolio are Etone Motion Analysis, Ifgcure and Technogym.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Lululemon Athletica –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Lululemon Athletica PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Etone Motion Analysis23
Ifgcure23
Technogym12
Retail Royalty Company11
Nike11
Boosta12
Samsung13
Zinus11
Daily Rays Inc12
Adidas13

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Lululemon Athletica Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by Lululemon Athletica

Top Lululemon Athletica Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9902125B22
US9210955B22
US20210248656A12
US10981047B22
US9603392B22
US11090547B22
US10640896B22
US11701566B22
US10828551B21
US11229242B21
US20220392625A11
US20130171432A11
US11497980B21
US20200214928A11
US11717739B21

What Percentage of Lululemon Athletica US Patent Applications were Granted?

Lululemon Athletica (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 35 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 24 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 85.71%.

Below are the key stats of Lululemon Athletica patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Lululemon Athletica Granted US Patent Applications

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Lululemon Athletica?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Bracewell Llp9100.00%
Conneely Pc977.78%
Kolitch Romano Dascenzo Gates Llc6100.00%
Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc450.00%
Dla Piper Llp366.67%
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada Llp3100.00%
Mcandrews Held & Malloy Ltd1100.00%

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