Perforce Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Perforce has a total of 110 patents globally, out of which 66 have been granted. Of these 110 patents, more than 35% patents are active. United States of America is where Perforce has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Canada. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Perforce.

Perforce was founded in the year 1995. The Company provides information technology services. The Company offers version control, social coding, document collaboration, and development analytics solutions.

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

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

The founder Christopher Seiwald has 0 patent and CEO Mark Edward Ties has 0 patent.

How many patents does Perforce have?

Perforce has a total of 110 patents globally. These patents belong to 52 unique patent families. Out of 110 patents, 39 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Perforce File Every Year?

Perforce 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 GrantPerforce Applications FiledPerforce Patents Granted
202333
202211
202112
202032
201959
20184
201723
201633
201553
201485
201334
201215

How many Perforce patents are Alive/Dead?

Perforce Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Perforce File in Different Countries?

Perforce Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Perforce Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America76
Europe8
Canada4
Australia3
Japan3
Germany1
Israel1

Where are Research Centres of Perforce Patents Located?

R&D centers of Perforce

10 Best Perforce Patents

US6901403B1 is the most popular patent in the Perforce portfolio. It has received 491 citations so far from companies like IBM, Bea Systems and Microsoft Corp.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6901403B1491
US7349980B1179
US7149734B2166
US7322024B2160
US7853643B1117
US7546284B190
US20070281734A177
US20190080289A155
US7788403B251
US8412813B248

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

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

Examiners at the USPTO referred 51 Perforce patents in 392 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Perforce patent portfolio are IBM, Oracle International Corporation and Sap Se.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Perforce –

CompanyNumber of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Perforce PatentsNumber of Rejections (102 & 103)
IBM2965
Oracle International Corporation827
Sap Se615
Microsoft Technology616
Red Hat414
Ca Inc46
Google44
Goldman Sachs35
Blackberry Limited37
Ecoatm210

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Perforce Patents

 Top Perforce Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US10521612B214
US7895563B210
US8707287B210
US7149734B210
US7853643B19
US6901403B19
US20070281734A18
US7788403B26
US8255485B26
US8539455B26
US8412813B26
US7296061B26
US7349980B16
US7322024B25
US8498982B15

What Percentage of Perforce US Patent Applications were Granted?

Perforce (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 46 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 40 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 86.96%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Perforce?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Fredrikson & Byron P A3293.75%
Nixon Peabody Llp742.86%
Baker Botts Llp3100.00%
Shumaker & Sieffert P A3100.00%
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton Llp1100.00%

What are Perforce key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Perforce?

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

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

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