We monitored the patent publications of Blackberry for the past 20 years at the USPTO. Blackberry’s patent portfolio shows that they have their footprints in 58 different technology areas ranging from Telecommunications to Display Color Attributes.
Below are the top technology areas of their interest –
|Technology Areas||Number of Applications|
|Multiplex and VoIP||1688|
|Telecommunications: Analog Radio telephone; Equipment details||1321|
|Selective Visual Display Systems||889|
|Graphic User Interface and Document Processing||809|
|Computer Graphic Processing, 3D Animation, Display Color Attributes,Object Processing, Hardware & Memory||770|
Since they have patents covering a wide array of technologies so we thought why not check which type of companies are getting blocked by these patents.
Refer to the table below for more information:
|Number of Blocked Assignees||2168|
|Number of publications monitored||7084|
|Publications involved in rejections||3502|
|Number of 102/103 rejections||18494|
Which assignees faced the most rejections?
Interestingly, ~18000 rejections (102/103) were given based on Blackberry patents. It would be even more interesting to see which companies are getting rejections based on Blackberry’s patents.
The below chart shows the top 20 competitors which get maximum rejections because of Blackberry’s patents.
|Assignee||Applications Blocked||102 Rejections|
|Google Technology Holding||75||13|