Nice Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Nice has a total of 607 patents globally, out of which 282 have been granted. Of these 607 patents, more than 40% patents are active. The United States of America is where Nice has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Australia. Parallelly, the United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also Israel is the origin country of Nice.

Nice was founded in the year 1986. Nice Systems develops cloud and on-premises enterprise software solutions. For the enterprise, public safety, and security markets, the company offers interaction analytics and performance management technologies. As of February 2023, NICE has a market cap of $12.95 Billion.

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

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

The founder Benny Levin have 0 patents and CEO Barak Eilam have 7 patents.

How many patents does Nice have?

Nice has a total of 607 patents globally. These patents belong to 289 unique patent families. Out of 607 patents, 246 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Nice File Every Year?

Nice Patent Filling

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 GrantNice Applications FiledNice Patents Granted
20232
2022615
20211913
20201710
20191218
2018813
20171725
20161720
20152219
20142118
20132317
20122919
20113015

How many Nice patents are Alive/Dead?

Nice Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Nice File in Different Countries?

Nice Worldwide Patent Filling

Countries in which Nice Filed Patents

CountryPatent
United States Of America345
Europe54
Australia29
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)18
Germany15
Canada10
Austria9
United Kingdom8
India6
Israel6
South Africa4
Spain4
Singapore2
Denmark2
New Zealand1
France1
Mexico1
Korea (South)1

Where are Research Centres of Nice Patents Located?

R&D Centre of Nice

10 Best Nice Patents

US6542602B1 is the most popular patent in the Nice portfolio. It has received 532 citations so far from companies like Witness Systems, Verint Americas and At&T.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6542602B1532
US7725318B2401
US20040100507A1328
US6965886B2305
US8094790B2250
US7725339B1245
US7995717B2219
US6970829B1208
US20030102997A1184
US6564368B1154

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 195 Nice patents in 1455 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Nice patent portfolio are IBM, Bank Of America and Wilmington Trust.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Nice –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Nice PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
IBM51133
Bank Of America2861
Wilmington Trust2153
Jpmorgan Chase Bank1762
Citibank1752
Microsoft1338
Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories1346
Samsung922
Nuance Communications836
Google815

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Nice Patents

Top Nice Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8117207B221
US8204884B215
US10152681B215
US6970829B114
US7640161B212
US6965886B212
US8094790B211
US7822605B210
US7203655B210
US20050128304A19
US7725339B19
US20100199189A19
US20090248465A18
US9847084B28
US8718262B28

What Percentage of Nice US Patent Applications were Granted?

Nice (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 421 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 346 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 94.54%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Nice?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz26993.19%
Soroker Agmon Nordman6894.74%
Haynes And Boone23100.00%
Occhiuti & Rohlicek2295.45%
Ruggiero Mcallister & Mcmahon11100.00%
Law Office Of David H Judson7100.00%
Leason Ellis7100.00%
Workman Nydegger2100.00%
Carr Law Firm1100.00%
Charles N J Ruggiero2100.00%

What are Nice key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Nice?

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

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

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