Telephone & Data Systems Patents – Key Insights and Stats

Telephone & Data Systems has a total of 73 patents globally, out of which 61 have been granted. Of these 73 patents, more than 84% patents are active. The United States of America is where Telephone & Data Systems has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of Telephone & Data Systems.

Telephone & Data Systems was founded in 1969 by LeRoy T. Carlson. Telephone and Data Systems is a diversified telecommunications company. The Company operates primarily in the cellular, local telephone, and personal communications services markets. Telephone and Data Systems provides telecommunications services throughout the United States. As of August 2022, Telephone & Data Systems has a market cap of $1.85 Billion.

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

How many patents does the CEO of Telephone & Data Systems have?

The Founder LeRoy T. Carlson has 0 patents and CEO James W. Butman has 0 patents.

How many patents does Telephone & Data Systems have?

Telephone & Data Systems has a total of 73 patents globally. These patents belong to 59 unique patent families. Out of 73 patents, 62 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Telephone & Data Systems File Every Year?

Telephone & Data Systems Patents 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 GrantTelephone & Data Systems Applications FiledTelephone & Data Systems Patents Granted

How many Telephone & Data Systems patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

Telephone & Data Systems Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did Telephone & Data Systems File in Different Countries?

Telephone & Data Systems Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Telephone & Data Systems Filed Patents

United States of America69

Where are Research Centers of Telephone & Data Systems Patents Located?

 The Research Center of all the Telephone & Data Systems Patents is the United States of America.

10 Best Telephone & Data Systems Patents

US7610396B2 is the most popular patent in the Telephone & Data Systems portfolio. It has received 203 citations so far from companies like Nokia Corporation, Cisco Technology, Headwater Partners.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Telephone & Data Systems:

Publication NumberCitation Count

What Percentage of Telephone & Data Systems US Patent Applications were Granted?

Telephone & Data Systems (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 3 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 2 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 100.0%.

Below are the key stats of Telephone & Data Systems patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Telephone & Data Systems?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Leydig Voit & Mayer Ltd3100.00%


What are Telephone & Data Systems key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Telephone & Data Systems?

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

R&D Focus: How has Telephone & Data Systems search focus changed over the years?


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