Palo Alto Networks Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Palo Alto Networks has a total of 765 patents globally, out of which 482 have been granted. Of these 765 patents, more than 88% patents are active. The United States of America is where Palo Alto Networks has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Japan. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of Palo Alto Networks.

Palo Alto Networks was founded in 2005 by Rajiv Batra, Yuming Mao, Nir Zuk and Dave Stevens. Palo Alto Networks provides network security solutions. The Company offers firewalls that identify and control applications, scan content to stop threats, prevent data leakage, integrated application, user, and content visibility. Palo Alto Networks serves customers worldwide. As of June 2022, Palo Alto Networks has a market cap of $50.64 Billion.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Palo Alto Networks have?

The Founder Rajiv Batra has 12, Yuming Mao has 102, Nir Zuk has 85, Dave Stevens has 3 patents and the CEO Nikesh Arora have 1 patent.

How many patents does Palo Alto Networks have?

Palo Alto Networks has a total of 765 patents globally. These patents belong to 263 unique patent families. Out of 765 patents, 679 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Palo Alto Networks File Every Year?

Palo Alto Networks 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 GrantPalo Alto Networks Applications FiledPalo Alto Networks Patents Granted
20112114
2012294
20134314
20145214
20156028
20165235
20179655
20187449
20199161
20208671
20217367
20221635

How many Palo Alto Networks patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Palo Alto Networks Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Palo Alto Networks File in Different Countries?

Palo Alto Networks Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Palo Alto Networks Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America565
Europe41
Japan30
China20
Germany12
Canada10
Australia10
Israel10
Korea (South)6
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)2
India2
Russia2
Taiwan2
United Kingdom1

Where are Research Centers of Palo Alto Networks Patents Located?

Research Centers of Palo Alto Networks Patents

10 Best Palo Alto Networks Patents

US7093239B1 is the most popular patent in the Palo Alto Networks portfolio. It has received 553 citations so far from companies like IBM, Microsoft and Samsung.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Palo Alto Networks:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7093239B1553
US20140165207A1462
US6389460B1255
US8555388B1233
US8695096B1219
US6578073B1212
US7127524B1182
US7370360B2172
US6510469B1128
US8966625B1120

Which Companies are using Palo Alto Networks 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 Palo Alto Networks patent portfolio are IBM, Cisco and Microsoft.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM48
Cisco Technology Inc45
Microsoft24
Fireeye12
At&T11
Ca Inc11
Zscaler11
Splunk9
Fujitsu9
Mcafee8

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Palo Alto Networks Patents

Top Palo Alto Networks Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9047441B238
US9774604B221
US20140165207A121
US9461967B220
US9467421B218
US8418246B215
US10110422B215
US7127524B114
US8555388B113
US9419942B111
US7370360B211
US7730536B28
US10212178B28
US9641544B18
US7421466B28

What Percentage of Palo Alto Networks US Patent Applications were Granted?

Palo Alto Networks (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 319 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 270 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 97.8%.

Below are the key stats of Palo Alto Networks patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Palo Alto Networks?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Van Pelt Yi & James Llp263100.00%
Gilliam Ip Pllc5491.18%
Kligler & Associates Patent Attorneys Ltd250.00%

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What are Palo Alto Networks key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Palo Alto Networks?

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

R&D Focus: How has Palo Alto Networks search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on July 4, 2022

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