McAfee Patents – Key Insights and Stats

McAfee has a total of 4154 patents globally, out of which 2421 have been granted. Of these 48239 patents, more than 57% patents are active. United States of America is where McAfee has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and China and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for McAfee is USA. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of McAfee.

McAfee was founded in 1987 by John McAfee and Ravi Kannan. McAfee doing business as a security software company. The company offers wide range of Enterprise Software, Network Security and Consumer Electronics, etc. As of December 2021, McAfee has a market cap of $4.70 Billion.

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

How many patents does McAfee have?

McAfee has a total of 4154 patents globally. These patents belong to 1231 unique patent families. Out of 4154 patents, 2363 patents are active.

How many McAfee patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

McAfee Patent Portfolio

Patent Families

McAfee Patent

How Many Patents did McAfee File Every Year?

McAfee 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 GrantMcAfee Applications FiledMcAfee Patents Granted
201120593
2012349124
2013334218
2014260197
2015421146
2016330154
2017127227
2018127211
2019184191
2020118175
202137151

How Many Patents did McAfee File in Different Countries?

McAfee Worldwide Patents

Countries in which McAfee Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America2401
Europe381
China305
Japan129
Australia89
Korea (South)88
Canada32
Taiwan24
Russian Federation23
India17
United Kingdom17
Israel7
Germany6
Spain5
Austria5
Norway5
Singapore2
Mexico2
Brazil1
Argentina1
Denmark1
Portugal1
Indonesia1

Where are Research Centers of McAfee Patents Located?

Research Centers of McAfee Patents

10 Best McAfee Patents

US6626834B2 is the most popular patent in the McAfee portfolio. It has received 1024 citations so far from companies like Commvault, SanDisk Technologies and Longitude Enterprise Flash.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6418478B11024
US20060253584A1673
US7343453B2644
US7315923B2599
US7747579B2548
US7529782B2532
US7840537B2485
US7657550B2473
US7346751B2450
US20030172291A1442

Which Companies are using McAfee Patents to Advance their Research?

If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.

The top citing companies in the McAfee patent portfolio are IBM, Microsoft and Ca Inc.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM308
Microsoft205
Ca Inc103
Intel85
BNY Mellon80
Morgan Stanley Senior Funding Inc73
Cisco66
Amazon63
Commvault Systems Inc61
Samsung59

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on McAfee Patents

Top McAfee Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7562304B245
US8396838B237
US7822620B235
US20060253584A131
US20130097660A128
US8819445B227
US8479286B225
US8959299B224
US9571507B224
US9552497B223
US8495700B223
US9058486B222
US7278163B222
US8677487B221
US7627891B221

What Percentage of McAfee US Patent Applications were Granted?

McAfee (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1855 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1561 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 90.6%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for McAfee?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Patent Capital Group80090.13%
Intel Corporation265100.00%
Blank Rome24484.84%
Hanley Flight & Zimmerman21490.97%
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner58100.00%
Zilka Kotab5790.20%
Byrne Poh5691.67%
Baker Botts5178.43%
Mcafee Inc30100.00%
Fish & Richardson2495.45%

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What are McAfee’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by McAfee?

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

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

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