Slack Technologies Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Slack Technologies has a total of 48 patents globally, out of which 4 have been granted. Of these 48 patents, more than 50% patents are active. USA is where Slack Technologies has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Australia and Germany, it has generated an annual revenue of $0.97 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, the USA seems to be the main focused R&D center of Slack Technologies.

Slack Technologies was founded in the year 2009 by Stewart Butterfield, Eric Costello, Cal Henderson and Serguei Mourachov. Slack Technologies is an international software firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia and is best known for its proprietary communication platform Slack. As of April 2022, Slack Technologies has a market cap of $26.51 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Slack Technologies have?

The co-founder and CEO, Stewart Butterfield, has 35 patents. The other co-founders, Eric Costello, Cal Henderson and Serguei Mourachov, have 13, 15 and 47 patents respectively.

How many patents does Slack Technologies have?

Slack Technologies has a total of 48 patents globally. These patents belong to 41 unique patent families. Out of 48 patents, 24 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Slack Technologies File Every Year?

Slack Technologies 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 GrantSlack Technologies Applications FiledSlack Technologies Patents Granted
2011
20121
2013
2014
2015
20161
20171
20186
201910
202010
2021162
2022

How many Slack Technologies patents are Alive/Dead?

Slack Technologies Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Slack Technologies File in Different Countries?

Slack Technologies Worldwide Patent Filing

Where are Research Centres of Slack Technologies Patents Located?

Of the 41 R&D centres, all of them are located in the United States of America.

10 Best Slack Technologies Patents

US20090024452A1 is the most popular patent in the Slack Technologies portfolio. It has received 94 citations so far from companies like Yahoo!, Sony, and Nokia.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Slack Technologies:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US20090024452A194
US20050283276A157
US7051119B250
US20170024761A16
US20190334845A12
US20200336472A11
WO2021096645A11
WO2020040922A11
WO2019018767A11
AU2020104253A41

When a technology succeeds in displacing the technology that previously dominated the market, it is referred to as disruptive. Take, for example, the messaging network Slack, which has over 12 million users globally and has radically altered the practises of many businesses. Emails for direct messaging and even Skype for videoconferencing have been replaced by this business communication tool.

Slack is a cloud-based team communication service created in 2013 by Stewart Butterfield, a Canadian entrepreneur and current CEO. It was created as an internal communication tool at Butterfield’s small company Tiny Speck. By 2015,  it had become a tech and media favourite, thanks to its ease of use and exciting in-app features.

Later in 2018 it released Actions, which converts conversations into tasks. Users can take action on a dialogue that is linked to apps installed on their workstation. Slack also improved its search functionality, which now has better predictive capabilities and is faster.

List of Slack Technologies Patents

Slack Technologies PatentsTitle
US20220103502A1Group-based communication interface with subsidiary channel-based thread communications
US20220060562A1Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for managing organization connections in a group-based communication system
US20220046070A1Reservation management for polling requests in a communication system
US20220027175A1Systems And Methods For Rendering And Retaining Application Data Associated With A Plurality Of Applications Within A Group-Based Communication System
US11206231B2Group-based communication interface with subsidiary channel-based thread communications
US20210359873A1Channeling messaging communications in a selected group-based communication interface
US20200336472A1Encryption key management for international data residency
US20190334845A1Messaging interface configured to a render graphical sentiment and progression indicator
US20190327220A1Method, apparatus, and computer program product for secure direct remote server communication of encrypted group-based communication data with security controls
US20180158110A1Systems and Method for Managing Emails
US20170024761A1Quality scoring system for advertisements and content in an online system
US20090024452A1Methods, systems and apparatus for delivery of media
US7051119B2Method and system for enabling a script on a first computer to communicate and exchange data with a script on a second computer over a network
US20050283276A1Real time subsea monitoring and control system for pipelines
WO2022076011A1Ambient, ad hoc, multimedia collaboration in a group-based communication system
WO2022051114A1Encryption key management for channels with multiple organizations
WO2022040438A1Inter-application data interchange via a group-based communication system that triggers user intervention
WO2021262486A1Hosted communication channels on communication platform
WO2021188157A8Methods and apparatuses for managing external approval provisioning and external messaging communication requests in a group-based communication system
WO2021211615A1Direct messaging instance generation
WO2021167765A1Methods, apparatuses and computer program product for updating group-based communication interface
WO2021167766A1Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for managing organization connections in a group-based communication system
WO2021154608A1Communication apparatus configured to manage user identification queries and render user identification interfaces within a group-based communication system
WO2021154604A1Apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for data retention in a common group-based communication channel
WO2021154650A1Dynamic profile reconciliation in group-based communication systems
WO2021154364A1Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for implementing communication barriers in a group-based communication system
WO2021154651A1Dynamic channel conversion in group-based communication systems
WO2021096645A1Authorizations associated with externally shared communication resources
WO2020222937A1Systems and methods for initiating processing actions utilizing automatically generated data of a group-based communication system
WO2020123752A3Improved developer tools for a communication platform background
WO2020160297A1Methods, systems, and apparatuses for improved multi-factor authentication in a multi-app communication system
WO2020160320A1Methods and apparatuses for managing limited engagement by external email resource entity within a group-based communication system
WO2020113162A1Method, apparatus and computer program product for generating externally shared communication channels
WO2020096856A1Maintaining minimum interface functionality in an absence of a push-based communications connection in a group-based communication system
WO2020092294A1Method, apparatus, and computer program product for group-based communication interface with email channeling
WO2020040922A1Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for a group-based communication system interacting with remote resources for remote data objects
WO2019236905A1Method, apparatus, and computer program product for encryption key management within a group-based communication system
WO2019226350A1System, method, and apparatus for maintaining and updating a common message user interface in a group based communication system
WO2019226360A1Systems and methods for initiating external actions via a group-based communication system
WO2019217510A1System, method, and apparatus for building and rendering a message user interface in a group-based communication system
WO2019155447A3Method, apparatus, and computer program product for selectively granting permissions to group-based objects in a group-based communication system
WO2019118867A1Method, apparatus and computer program product for improving data indexing in a group-based communication platform
WO2019018767A1Digital content auditing and retention in a group based repository
WO2019018772A1Method, apparatus and computer program product for generating externally shared communication channels
AU2021107603A4Encryption key management for international data residency
AU2020103430B4Method, apparatus, and computer program product for encryption key management within a group-based communication system
AU2020104253A4Encryption key management for international data residency
DE602007027491T2Platform For Management Of Mobile Domains And Keyword Enabled Applications

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What are Slack Technologies’ key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Slack Technologies?

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

R&D Focus: How has Slack Technologiessearch focus changed over the years?

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