Sonos has a total of 2793 patents globally, out of which 1992 have been granted. Of these 2793 patents, more than 89% patents are active. The United States of America is where Sonos has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Japan. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of Sonos.
Sonos was founded in 2002 by John MacFarlane, Trung Mai, Craig Shelburne and Tom Cullen. Sonos Inc designs, develops, and produces audio products. The Company offers charging cradles, music players, alternating current adapters, controllers, wireless speakers, and loudspeakers. Sonos serves customers worldwide. As of June 2022, Sonos has a market cap of $2.76 Billion.
Read about some of the most popular patents of Sonos which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Sonos patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Sonos patent portfolio.
How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Sonos have?
The Founder Arthur J. Schmitt has 27 patents and the CEO Richard Adam Norwitt has 0 patents.
How many patents does Sonos have?
Sonos has a total of 2793 patents globally. These patents belong to 596 unique patent families. Out of 2793 patents, 2502 patents are active.
How Many Patents did Sonos File Every Year?
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 Grant||Sonos Applications Filed||Sonos Patents Granted|
How many Sonos patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Sonos File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Sonos Filed Patents
|United States Of America||1468|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||1|
Where are Research Centers of Sonos Patents Located?
10 Best Sonos Patents
US8234395B2 is the most popular patent in the Sonos portfolio. It has received 1496 citations so far from companies like Molex Incorporated, Topconn Electronic and Te Connectivity Corporation.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Sonos:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
Which Companies are using Sonos 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 Sonos patent portfolio are Chase Bank, Apple and Samsung Electronics.
List of the top forward citing Companies –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Amazon Technologies Inc||25|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Sonos Patents
Top Sonos Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of Sonos US Patent Applications were Granted?
Sonos (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1286 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1051 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 97.7%.
Below are the key stats of Sonos patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Sonos?
|Law Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Fortem Ip Llp||127||100.00%|
|Finch & Maloney Pllc||7||0%|
|Invention Mine Llc||1||100.00%|
|Oblon Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt Llp||1||100.00%|
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