Match Group Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Match Group has a total of 418 patents globally, out of which 238 have been granted. Of these 418 patents, more than 78% patents are active. United States of America is where Match Group has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Korea (South) and Europe. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Match Group.

Match Group was founded in the year 1995 by Fran Maier and Gary Kremen. Match Group is a dating service provider. The Company offers diverse portfolio of apps and services which enables connections across the spectrum of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and backgrounds. Match Group serves customers worldwide. As of December 2022, the market cap of Match Group is $ 11.14 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Match Group have?

The founder Fran Maier has 0 and Gary Kremen have 17 patents and the CEO Amarnath Thombre has 0 patent.

How many patents does Match Group have?

Match Group has a total of 418 patents globally. These patents belong to 168 unique patent families. Out of 418 patents, 328 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Match Group File Every Year?

Match Group Patents 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 GrantMatch Group Applications FiledMatch Group Patents Granted
20222146
20216442
20206943
20194822
2018389
20173820
20162017
2015167
201491
2013217
201222
201148

How many Match Group patents are Alive/Dead?

Match Group Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Match Group File in Different Countries?

Match Group Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Match Group Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America210
Korea (South)87
Europe37
Japan36
Australia11
India4
China2
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1
South Africa1
United Kingdom1

 

Where are the Research Centres of Match Group Patents Located?

Research Centres of Match Group Patents

10 Best Match Group Patents

US20060271438A1 is the most popular patent in the Match Group portfolio. It has received 373 citations so far from companies like Miva, Ebay, and Microsoft.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Match Group:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20060271438A1373
US20060271281A1257
US7197544B2221
US20070073641A1172
US20070073593A1113
US20070073580A1110
US7912755B2104
US20070073599A195
US20020143630A181
USD781311S178

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 67 Match Group patents in 814 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Match Group patent portfolio are Microsoft, Google and IBM.

List of the Companies who’s Patents were rejected citing Match Group –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Match Group PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
Microsoft2373
Google1014
IBM1022
Facebook917
Ebay943
Amazon714
Blackberry619
Paypal614
Individual59
Eharmony56

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Match Group Patents

Top Match Group Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8321267B227
US20060271281A125
US7912755B224
US20070073593A121
US20060271438A119
US20070073592A117
US20070073580A116
US9733811B215
US8566327B212
US7917448B210
US20070073591A110
US9253222B210
US7197544B29
US7882039B28
US20150058744A18

What Percentage of Match Group US Patent Applications were Granted?

Match Group (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 71 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 48 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 77.42%.

Below are the key stats of Match Group patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Match Group?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Patent Capital Group5475.00%
Baker Botts1790.00%

What are Match Group‘s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Match Group?

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

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

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Updated on December 23, 2022

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