Blackberry’s patents were used in 18.5k rejections since 2000

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 AreasNumber of Applications
Multiplex and VoIP1688
Telecommunications: Analog Radio telephone; Equipment details1321
Selective Visual Display Systems889
Computer Networks816
Graphic User Interface and Document Processing809
Computer Graphic Processing, 3D Animation, Display Color Attributes,Object Processing, Hardware & Memory770

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 Assignees2168
Number of publications monitored7084
Publications involved in rejections3502
Number of 102/103 rejections18494

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.

AssigneeApplications Blocked102 Rejections
Samsung Electronics668185
Qualcomm548143
Microsoft42398
LG electronics39374
Ericsson31885
IBM29256
Apple31565
Google25955
Intel20439
Nokia15944
Sony15240
Huawei14533
HTC7622
NTT Docomo7323
Google Technology Holding7513
ZTE7615
Kyocera6921
Verizon597
Amazon6711
Fujitsu7421
Updated on January 28, 2021

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