NBCUniversal Patents – Key Insights and Stats

NBCUniversal has a total of 825 patents globally, out of which 538 have been granted. Of these 825 patents, more than 72% patents are active. United States of America is where NBCUniversal has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Germany. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of NBCUniversal.

NBCUniversal was founded in the year 1912 by Josh Grotstein and Paul Lee. Company operates as a media and entertainment company. The Company develops, produces and markets entertainment, news, and media information. They serves customers worldwide. As of December 2022, the market cap of NBCUniversal is $152.83 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of NBCUniversal have?

The founders, Josh Grotstein and Paul Lee, have 0 and 125 patents respectively. The CEO, Jeff Shell, has 0 patent.

How many patents does NBCUniversal have?

NBCUniversal has a total of 825 patents globally. These patents belong to 433 unique patent families. Out of 825 patents, 594 patents are active.

How Many Patents did NBCUniversal File Every Year?

NBCUniversal 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 GrantNBCUniversal Applications FiledNBCUniversal Patents Granted
20221029
20212030
20203056
20194464
20182554
20173143
20163028
20155035
20148618
20136732
20124631
20112728

How many NBCUniversal patents are Alive/Dead?

NBCUniversal Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did NBCUniversal File in Different Countries?

NBCUniversal Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which NBCUniversal Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America447
Europe133
Germany48
China43
Canada34
India33
United Kingdom12
Japan9
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)6
Taiwan5
Singapore4
Spain3
Australia3
Austria3
Korea (South)3
New Zealand2
Czech Republic1
South Africa1
Italy1

 

Where are Research Centres of NBCUniversal Patents Located?

R&D Centres of NBCUniversal

10 Best NBCUniversal Patents

US6772396B1 is the most popular patent in the NBCUniversal portfolio. It has received 464 citations so far from companies like Autodesk, Wildtangent and Novell.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6772396B1464
US20060217823A1439
US20090100128A1439
US6459741B1303
US6810410B1185
US7119829B2179
US6538704B1111
USD849046S194
USD837244S191
USD837245S189

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO used 207 NBCUniversal patents in 1292 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

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

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

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing NBCUniversal PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
IBM3570
Microsoft2872
Samsung1738
Apple1737
Google1330
Intel1322
Cisco1123
Verizon1025
Sony934
Chase Bank829

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on NBCUniversal Patents

Blocked Patent Applications by NBCUniversal

Top NBCUniversal Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US20090100128A121
US8606846B217
US9313512B214
US20090083132A111
US20080148363A111
US7191215B210
US8782043B210
US7515174B110
US9747946B29
US20120077175A19
US8866813B29
US8737813B28
US9996975B28
US20070051797A18
US8587588B28

What Percentage of NBCUniversal US Patent Applications were Granted?

NBCUniversal (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 251 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 192 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 83.12%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for NBCUniversal?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Nbcuniversal Media12074.77%
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Walmart40100.00%
Lee Hong Degerman Kang & Waimey26100.00%
Patrick S Yoder1968.42%
General Electric Company13100.00%
Murabito Hao & Barnes8100.00%
Microsoft Corporation6100.00%
Banner & Witcoff5100.00%
Fletcher Yoder30.00%
Buckley Maschoff & Talwalkar20.00%

What are NBCUniversal key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by NBCUniversal?

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

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

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Updated on December 19, 2022

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