Splunk Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Splunk has a total of 1319 patents globally, out of which 976 have been granted. Of these 1319 patents, more than 95% patents are active. United States of America is where Splunk has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and Australia, it has generated an annual revenue of $2.359 Billion in the year 2020. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Splunk.

Splunk was founded in the year 2003 by Michael Baum, Rob Das, and Erik Swan. Company is doing business in producing software for searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated data via a Web-style interface. As of December 2021, Splunk has a market cap of $17.59 Billion.

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

How many patents does Splunk have?

Splunk has a total of 1319 patents globally. These patents belong to 375 unique patent families. Out of 1319 patents, 1256 patents are active.

How many Splunk patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Splunk Worldwide Legal Trends

Patent Families

Splunk Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Splunk File Every Year?

Splunk 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 GrantSplunk Applications FiledSplunk Patents Granted
201181
2012322
20133413
201410130
201519449
201614044
201720179
2018180103
2019196167
2020131212
202189276

How Many Patents did Splunk File in Different Countries?

Splunk Patent Portfolio Worldwide Filing Top 10 Countries

Countries in which Splunk Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1224
Europe22
Australia15
China8
Japan7
United Kingdom5
Canada4
Korea (South)2
India2
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)1

Where are Research Centers of Splunk Patents Located?

Splunk R&D Centers

10 Best Splunk Patents

US9471969B2 is the most popular patent in the Splunk portfolio. It has received 435 citations so far from companies like Yahoo!, Adobe and General Electric.

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

Publication NumberCitation Count
US9516053B1435
US8112425B2277
US20140324862A1217
US8682925B1211
US8412696B2186
US8589403B2176
US8806361B1167
US9215240B2147
US20150019537A1137
US8788525B2131

Which Companies are using Splunk 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 Splunk patent portfolio are IBM, Microsoft and Cisco.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM107
Microsoft55
Cisco31
SAP30
JPMorgan Chase Bank24
Oracle22
Servicenow20
Salesforcecom19
Vmware17
Amazon15

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Splunk Patents

Splunk Patent Portfolio

Top Splunk Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US9516053B139
US9324022B230
US8112425B228
US9437022B223
US10419450B219
US20140324862A116
US10110617B214
US10205735B212
US10007710B211
US9922102B211

What Percentage of Splunk US Patent Applications were Granted?

Splunk (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1157 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 910 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 95.79%.

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

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Splunk?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationSuccess Rate
Shook Hardy & Bacon L L P26996.46%
Perkins Coie Llp Splunk Inc15597.81%
Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear Llp Splk14296.36%
Ndwe Llp Splunk Inc11897.89%
Lowenstein Sandler Llp Splunk10495.74%
Artegis Law Group Llp Splunk Inc9595.83%
Splunk Inc C O Murabito Hao & Barnes Llp5897.67%
Fbfk Splunk4294.74%
Mcdermott Will & Emery Llp Splunk24100.00%
Splunk Inc15100.00%

The Splunk platform bridges the gap between data and action, enabling observability, IT, and security teams to keep their businesses safe, resilient, and innovative.

“The move to the cloud and digital technology has accelerated in the Data Age, and organizations are adapting to new work environments. Cloud solutions are needed for these organizations to scale and adapt,” – Sendur Sellakumar, Chief Product Officer, Splunk. “Splunk’s solutions enable the speed, scale and flexibility with new search and mobile capabilities that help organizations through their cloud transformation and lets them not just succeed but thrive in the Data Age.”

Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform supplier, delivers Splunk Cloud and Splunk Enterprise, which use data to inform every decision, query, and action in IT, Security, and Observability. Customers may now expedite their Cloud transformation with a single, contemporary data platform thanks to these new enhancements.

Splunk adds multicloud features to its core platform, as well as new approaches for customers to develop the correct data strategy and improve data accessibility. With investments in cloud-native technology and products, Splunk is making the cloud transition easier. With additional features on the stream, Splunk makes data onboarding faster and more reliable, while also giving customers more choice when they migrate their workloads to the cloud.

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What are Splunk key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Splunk?

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

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

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