Snap Patents – Insights & Stats

Snap Inc. has a total of 3001 patents globally, out of which 1508 have been granted. Of these 3001 patents, more than 90% patents are active. The USA is where Snap Inc. has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by South Korea and European Countries, it has generated an annual revenue of $4.11 billion in the year 2021. Parallelly, the USA seems to be the main focused R&D center of Snap Inc..

Snap Inc. was founded in the year 2011 by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown. Snap is a privately-owned multinational camera company focusing on multinational technology and social media. Snap is behind Snapchat, a photo messaging app that allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to recipients. As of May 2022, Snap Inc. has a market cap of $44.62 Billion.

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

How many patents does the founder and the CEO of Snap Inc. have?

The founders, Evan Spiegel (also CEO), Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown, have 62, 0 and 0 patents respectively.

How many patents does Snap Inc. have?

Snap Inc. has a total of 3001 patents globally. These patents belong to 1036 unique patent families. Out of 3001 patents, 2701 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Snap Inc. File Every Year?

Snap 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 GrantSnap Inc. Applications FiledSnap Inc. Patents Granted
2011422
20122938
2013726
20144224
201512527
201616117
201735056
201836474
2019534165
2020586258
2021597529
202216202

How many Snap Inc. patents are Alive/Dead?

Snap Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Snap Inc. File in Different Countries?

Snap Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Snap Inc. Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1765
Korea (South)314
Europe216
China213
United Kingdom48
Germany23
Canada13
Israel7
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)7
Taiwan5
Australia3
Japan3
France2
Brazil1
Singapore1
India1

Where are Research Centres of Snap Inc. Patents Located?

R&D Centres of Snap

10 Best Snap Inc. Patents

US6643684B1 is the most popular patent in the Snap Inc. portfolio. It has received 552 citations so far from companies like Akamai Technologies, Sony, and Microsoft.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Snap Inc.:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6643684B1522
US6720860B1449
US6632741B1335
US7237002B1305
US9396354B1291
US8909725B1261
US9094137B1236
US9430783B1232
US9407816B1225
US6662230B1221

Snap has pioneered innovative product features that set it apart from other social media platforms. It allows users to 3D paint on their selfies, creates content based on Bitmoji characters, and is constantly developing its game capabilities. The company is also working on ad products, including one it initially released with Coca-Cola and McDonald’s that allows consumers to scan either of their logos for an AR experience.

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What are Snap’s key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Snap’s?

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

R&D Focus: How has Snap’s search focus changed over the years?

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