ServiceNow Patents – Key Insights and Stats

ServiceNow has a total of 2577 patents globally, out of which 1840 have been granted. Of these 2577 patents, more than 71% patents are active. United States of America is where ServiceNow has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Australia, it has generated an annual revenue of $5.896 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of ServiceNow.

ServiceNow was founded in the year 2003 by David Loo, Fred Luddy, Bow Ruggeri, and Don Goodliffe. Company is doing business in platform-as-a-service provider, providing technical management support, such as IT service management, to the IT operations of large corporations, including providing help desk functionality. As of March 2022, ServiceNow has a market cap of $117.22 Billion.

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

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

The founders, David Loo, Fred Luddy, Bow Ruggeri, and Don Goodliffe have 0 patents respectively. The CEO, Bill McDermott has 0 patents.

How many patents does ServiceNow have?

ServiceNow has a total of 2577 patents globally. These patents belong to 1477 unique patent families. Out of 2577 patents, 1853 patents are active.

How many ServiceNow patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

ServiceNow Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

ServiceNow patent portfolio

How Many Patents did ServiceNow File Every Year?

ServiceNow 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 GrantServiceNow Applications FiledServiceNow Patents Granted
20119469
201249117
201328335
20143172
20154729
20169137
201728135
201829945
2019434130
2020264253
202172306
202255

How Many Patents did ServiceNow File in Different Countries?

ServiceNow Worldwide Filing in Top 10 Countries

Countries in which ServiceNow Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America2057
Europe145
Australia106
Canada78
Germany61
Japan21
United Kingdom10
India9
China7
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)4

Where are Research Centers of ServiceNow Patents Located?

ServiceNow R&D Centers

10 Best ServiceNow Patents

US7053413B2 is the most popular patent in the ServiceNow portfolio. It has received 360 citations so far from companies like Samsung, General Electric, and Sony.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US7053413B2360
US20030163537A1356
US6421777B1312
US7103874B2254
US7058953B2254
US7584278B2250
US20060025985A1244
US7609179B2238
US7774323B2237
US6907395B1230

Which Companies are using ServiceNow 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 ServiceNow patent portfolio are IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM368
Microsoft213
Oracle89
SAP72
Amazon57
Google53
Bank Of New York50
Hewlett Packard46
Vmware43
Cisco39

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on ServiceNow Patents

ServiceNow patent portfolio

Top ServiceNow Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US7343312B233
US8015563B229
US8630961B226
US8549513B221
US7657639B221
US9560036B220
US7053413B219
US8600572B218
US8544068B218
US7219154B218
US8065315B217
US9710644B216
US8584131B215
US7243094B215
US8539561B214

What Percentage of ServiceNow US Patent Applications were Granted?

ServiceNow (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1669 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1417 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 96.59%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for ServiceNow?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Servicenow C O Fletcher Yoder Pc103697.90%
Servicenow Inc7079.41%
Microsoft Technology Licensing Llc13100.00%
Mbhb Servicenow Inc10100.00%
Van Pelt Yi & James Llp7100.00%
Lee & Hayes P C566.67%
At&T Intellectual Property3100.00%
Ibm Corporation3100.00%
Inactive Rsw Iplaw3100.00%
Microsoft Corporation3100.00%

ServiceNow is working on a wide range of projects, combining the hunt for breakthrough technology with the continual need to adapt to consumer needs and improve the sustainability of ServiceNow products.

ServiceNow accomplishes this by combining significant consumer trends, cutting-edge science, and the use of data and digital technologies to create exceptional products, services, and experiences.

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What are ServiceNow key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by ServiceNow?

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

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

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