Mark Zuckerberg – Patents and Inventions

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is a media mogul, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist from the United States. He is best recognized for co-founding Facebook and serving as the company’s chairman, CEO, and controlling shareholder. He is also a board member of Breakthrough Starshot, a solar sail spacecraft development project. As of October 2021, Zuckerberg has a net worth of $122 billion, making him the world’s fifth-richest person.

“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.”

The power of Facebook lies in the approach of using the most fundamental characteristic of us humans i.e. being social. Using this ability, Zuckerberg revealed his plan for the future to explore the space of search engines, ARVR, connectivity and AI. It would be really interesting to see how these things can be integrated with the social quality of us beings with a tinge of technology. Not only Facebook has provided us a platform to be connected socially but also led the world towards democracy and provided real freedom of speech.

“By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.”

Since 2008, Time magazine has recognized Zuckerberg as one of the world’s 100 most influential people as part of its Person of the Year award, which he won in 2010. Zuckerberg was placed 10th on Forbes’ list of the World’s Most Powerful People in December 2016.

You can also read our analysis on, Facebook’s Patent Portfolio.

Mark Zuckerberg Patents

Mark Zuckerberg’s patent portfolio has 177 patents that belong to 31 unique patent families. We have used the below exhibits to highlight the key statistics of Mark Zuckerberg’s patent portfolio.

Worldwide Patents Status

Patent Families

How Many Patents did Mark Zuckerberg File Every Year?

How Many Patents did Mark Zuckerberg File in Different Countries?

Countries in which Mark Zuckerberg Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America115
Australia9
Canada9
Japan9
Brazil5
Europe5
China5
India3
South Africa2
Korea (South)2
Mexico1

What Technologies are covered by Mark Zuckerberg’s Patents?

We can sum up that patents related to Social Networking majorly refers to the display of content i.e. in Facebook’s timeline and thereof covering a major portion of what we see in Facebook today, from our personalized timeline to dynamically updating news feed to the comment/compliment feature of Facebook and the other features which we get to use in the website.

Design patents are basically related to the User Interface of the website Facebook.com

Patents related to privacy includes the process of masking the identity of a targeted user from an advertiser and also the privacy settings which are available for the user on the website.

Advertisement-related patent is basically to the sponsored posts and a feed containing the sponsored articles and news stories about one or more than one user of the social media platform with whom the viewing user is linked and may be generated by the platform itself. This stream could be made available for the viewing person to see.

Messenger patent refers to messaging systems, and more specifically to a messaging system that allows users to converse across many channels. Its application can be realized in the popular Facebook Messenger App.

Patent related to Music Playback relates to identifying patterns in people’s particular listening habits and constructing playback streams based on those patterns. The innovation can be utilized with many other devices which can learn the patterns of the person who is using them.

Subscription patent refers to a subscription/paid plan which unlocks certain customization for any user and they can pay to have their profiles personalized on social networking platforms accordingly. The user can choose one or more social media items to replace commercials or other components that would otherwise be controlled by the platform and presented to visitors of the user’s profile page.

Among these patents, Mark’s latest invention was filed in the year 2020 is the patent US10984174B1 – Dynamically providing a feed of stories about a user of a social networking system.

Missing a piece of information, article, or data on social media platforms is a very common phenomenon and even wastes a lot of time while researching the same. No issues, Mark Zuckerberg’s patent will come to your rescue.

Traditionally, a user of a social networking site connects with other users by supplying personal information to a social networking website that other users can access. There are procedures in place that allow a user to display data about other users. Some techniques may allow the user to pick and choose which articles they want to see right away. The majority of the time, though, these articles are disjointed and fragmented. To put it another way, the user must devote time to investigate a news issue and many of the articles are irrelevant to the user. Similarly, the user may be uninformed of the presence of some news articles that were missed throughout their search.

The patent US10984174B1 states a technique that a list of the subject user’s activity on the social network can be compiled from the social network’s numerous databases. This data stream is generated automatically depending on the activities list of the user following which the list can then be filtered and may be presented as a collection of data items in a predetermined sequence. Which can solve the problem efficiently. Viola!!

10 Best Mark Zuckerberg Patents

USD653258S1 is the most popular patent in the Mark Zuckerberg’s portfolio. It has received 77 citations so far from companies like Microsoft Corporation, Apple Inc. and Adobe Inc.

Publication NumberCitation Count
USD653258S177
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US20130030987A125
USD747329S121
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US9798440B25
US9767205B24
US8943136B24
US9773284B23

List of Mark Zuckerberg’s Patents

Publication NumberTitle
US10984174B1Dynamically providing a feed of stories about a user of a social networking system
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US10614425B2Communicating plans for users of a social networking system
EP2638647B1Messaging system with multiple messaging channels
US10579711B1Dynamically providing a feed of stories about a user of a social networking system
US10582006B2Profile page with biographical summary for social networking system user
US10574781B2Profile page with biographical summary for social networking system user
US10379703B2Filtering content in a social networking service
US10348792B2Dynamically updating media content for display to a user of a social network environment based on user interactions
US10341404B2Dynamically updating media content for display to a user of a social network environment based on user interactions
US10339562B2Protecting identities of users to whom advertising is targeted
US10296536B2Tagging digital media
US10296159B2Displaying dynamic user interface elements in a social networking system
US10261970B2Mapping relationships between members in a social network
US10242067B2Selecting social networking system user information for display via a timeline interface
USD834036S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
US10068258B2Sponsored stories and news stories within a newsfeed of a social networking system
KR1883309B1The display of the social networking system user information through the timeline interface.
KR1879702B1The messaging system having the multiple messaging channel.
CN101849229BActivity in a social network website with other domains from related information
US9984391B2Social advertisements and other informational messages on a social networking website, and advertising model for same
US9984392B2Social advertisements and other informational messages on a social networking website, and advertising model for same
US9965544B2Managing information about relationships in a social network via a social timeline
US9946430B2Displaying social networking system user information via a timeline interface
US9940308B2Dynamically providing a feed of stories about a user of a social networking system
US9930137B2Personalizing a web page outside of a social networking system with content from the social networking system
US9929994B2Organizing messages into conversation threads
US9923981B2Capturing structured data about previous events from users of a social networking system
CA2703851CCommunicating information in a social networking website about activities from another domain
US9800529B2Organizing conversation threads based on social information
US9798440B2Aggregating social networking system user information for diversified timeline view
US9798438B2Aggregating social networking system user information for timeline view
US9798439B2Timeline view filtered by permissions and affinity to viewer
CA2847496CDisplaying social networking system user information via a timeline interface
US9773284B2Displaying social networking system user information via a map interface
US9767205B2Displaying social networking system user information via a historical newsfeed
JP06196973B2The user information of a social networking system displays via a time-line interface.
AU2012312857B2Displaying social networking system user information via a timeline interface
USD787528S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
USD787538S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
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US9646027B2Tagging digital media
US9639243B2Communicating plans for users of a social networking system
US9621500B2Messaging system with multiple messaging channels
JP06109743B2The messaging system which has several messaging channel
USD775647S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
CA2704680CSocial advertisements and other informational messages on a social networking website
USD769294S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
US9438548B2Adding contextual information to messages
US9413812B2Managing information about relationships in a social network via a social timeline
USD763295S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
USD760760S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
CA2796944CPersonalizing a web page outside of a social networking system with content from the social networking system
AU2011326513B2Messaging system with multiple messaging channels
USD749113S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
US9241036B2Dynamically providing a feed of stories about a user of a social networking system
USD747329S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
US9223479B2Communicating plans for users of a social networking system
US9219704B2Organizing messages into conversation threads
CN102812432BUsing the web page content from the social networking system personalized social network system
US9203796B2Messaging system with multiple messaging channels
US9183599B2Mapping relationships between members in a social network
USD742415S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
USD737839S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
USD737307S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
USD737308S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
USD736814S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
US9110953B2Filtering content in a social networking service
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USD735745S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
USD735746S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
BR302012000278S1Graphic pattern applied on computer system interface
BR302012000279S1Ornamental pattern applied to graphic interface
US9092826B2Profile page with biographical summary for social networking system user
US9065798B2Personalizing a web page outside of a social networking system with content from the social networking system
US9049203B2Systems and methods for dynamically generating a privacy summary
US8978893B2Adding a compliment to a user’s experience on a user’s social networking profile
MX328383BSystem of sending of messages with multiple channels of delivery of messages.
USD723583S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
US8943098B2Managing information about relationships in a social network via a social timeline
US8943136B2Creating and sharing interest lists in a social networking system
USD717813S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
USD717814S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
USD717815S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
USD717816S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
US8887066B1Communicating plans for users of a social networking system
US8887035B2Capturing structured data about previous events from users of a social networking system
US8869017B2Aggregating social networking system user information for display via stories
CA2660459CCommunicating a newsfeed of media content based on a member’s interactions in a social environment
US8832560B2Displaying social networking system user information via a historical newsfeed
US8812360B2Social advertisements based on actions on an external system
USD710876S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
US8799068B2Social advertisements and other informational messages on a social networking website, and advertising model for same
US8775247B2Presenting personalized social content on a web page of an external system
US8775325B2Presenting personalized social content on a web page of an external system
US8726142B2Selecting social networking system user information for display via a timeline interface
US8667064B2Personalizing a web page outside of a social networking system with content from the social networking system
ZA201206042BPersonalizing a web page outside of a social networking system with content from the social networking system
JP05383950B2Individualizing of the web page of the social networking system exterior using the content from a social networking system
USD695304S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
US8583690B2Managing information about relationships in a social network via a social timeline
US8583738B2Personalizing a web page outside of a social networking system with content from the social networking system that includes user actions
US8572174B2Personalizing a web page outside of a social networking system with content from the social networking system selected based on global information
US8510380B2Creating and sharing interest lists in a social networking system
USD685818S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
US8478658B2Auction-based selection and presentation of polls to users
JP05204774B2The system and method of providing the user of an electronic device with the media content dynamically selected in the social network environment
JP05186569B2The social advertisement on a social networking website, another information message, and its advertising model
JP05186570B2In a social networking website, the information about action in another domain is communicated.
US8412821B2Dynamically updating media content for display to a user of a social networking environment based on user interaction
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US8352859B2Dynamically providing a feed of stories about a user of a social networking system
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US8312140B2Dynamically updating media content for display to a user of a social network environment based on user interactions
AU2008324952B2Communicating information in a social networking website about activities from another domain
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US8280959B1Personalizing a web page outside of a social networking system with recommendations for content from the social networking system
US7669123C1Dynamically providing a news feed about a user of a social network
AU2008324951B2Social advertisements and other informational messages on a social networking website, and advertising model for same
US8250145B2Personalizing a web page outside of a social networking system with content from the social networking system
US8249943B2Auction based polling
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US8171128B2Communicating a newsfeed of media content based on a member’s interactions in a social network environment
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USD653671S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
JP04866463B2The system and method of providing the reporting service about the user of a social network dynamically
USD653258S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
US8099433B2Managing information about relationships in a social network via a social timeline
USD652424S1Display panel of a programmed computer system with a graphical user interface
US7945653B2Tagging digital media
ZA201002652BCommunication information in a social networking website about activities from another domain
US7797256B2Generating segmented community flyers in a social networking system
US7725492B2Managing information about relationships in a social network via a social timeline
BRPI0819254A2System and methods of communication and for facilitating the communication of information in place of in social network web on the activities from the other domain and carried out of social network
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US20170351773A1Displaying social networking system user information via a historical newsfeed
BR112012020416A2Method for obtain and provide information social
US20150100899A1Complimenting a user’s experience in a social networking
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IN201303740P4Messaging system with multiple messaging channels
WO2012064876A3Messaging system
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US20130204954A1Communicating information in a social networking website about activities from another domain
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US20130030987A1Paid profile personalization
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US20120124483A1Multi-mode message reply interface
US20120109757A1Sponsored stories and news stories within a newsfeed of a social networking system
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US20110225481A1Tagging digital media
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US20110087526A1Social network economy using gift credits
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Updated on October 30, 2021

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