Truphone Patents – Insights & Stats (Updated 2023)

Truphone has a total of 231 patents globally, out of which 125 have been granted. Of these 231 patents, more than 66% patents are active. The United States of America is where Truphone has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by United Kingdom and Europe. Parallelly, The United Kingdom seems to be the main focused R&D center and also is the origin country of Truphone.

Truphone was founded in 2006. The Company provides telecommunication services. The Company offers mobile recording, application development, wireless networking and other telecommunication services.

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

How many patents does the Founder and CEO of Truphone have?

The Founder Alexander Straub has 0 patent and James Tagg has 114 patents and the CEO Ralph Steffens have 6 patents.

How many patents does Truphone have?

Truphone has a total of 231 patents globally. These patents belong to 55 unique patent families. Out of 231 patents, 154 patents are active.

How Many Patents did Truphone File Every Year?

Truphone 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 Grant Truphone Applications Filed Truphone Patents Granted
2023 1 3
2022 7 4
2021 5 7
2020 18 7
2019 7 11
2018 3 7
2017 4 26
2016 3 12
2015 21 15
2014 25 7
2013 14 12
2012 43 2


How many Truphone patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents Truphone Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Truphone File in Different Countries?

Truphone Worldwide Patent Filing

Countries in which Truphone Filed Patents

Country Patents
United States Of America 31
United Kingdom 29
Europe 23
Australia 12
Japan 11
Singapore 9
Korea (South) 8
Germany 7
Austria 7
Portugal 6
Denmark 6
Spain 6
Poland 5
Canada 5
India 4
Hong Kong (S.A.R.) 4
Norway 3
Brazil 3
Mexico 3
Finland 2
Estonia 2
Hungary 2
Lithuania 2
Cyprus 2
Malta 2
Russia 2
South Africa 2
Slovakia 2
Malaysia 2
Albania 2
Croatia 2
Indonesia 2
Slovenia 1
New Zealand 1
United Arab Emirates 1
San Marino 1
Israel 1

Where are Research Centers of Truphone Patents Located?

R&D Centers of Truphone

 10 Best Truphone Patents

US8406758B2 is the most popular patent in the Truphone portfolio. It has received 87 citations so far from companies like Facebook, At&T Intellectual Property and T-Mobile Usa.

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

Publication Number Citation Count
US8406758B2 87
US20160037389A1 54
GB2473753B 45
US9049042B2 32
WO2012164287A1 21
US20110173001A1 19
WO2013041849A1 18
US20160057592A1 11
US8862736B2 10
JP2016524827A 8

How many inventions of other companies were rejected due to Truphone patents?

The statistics below share strategic R&D insights. It tells the companies that were trying to protect inventions similar to Truphone invention. They couldn’t because Truphone had protected those before them.

Examiners at the USPTO referred 16 Truphone patents in 259 rejections (35 USC § 102 or 35 USC § 103 types).

The top citing companies in the Truphone patent portfolio are Oppo Mobile Telecommunications, Microsoft Technology and At&T Intellectual Property.

List of the Companies whose Patents were rejected citing Truphone –

Company Number of Patent Applications that faced Rejection Citing Truphone Patents Number of Rejections (102 & 103)
Oppo Mobile Telecommunications 7 17
Microsoft Technology 4 20
At&T Intellectual Property 4 6
At&T Mobility 4 5
Samsung Electronics 3 9
Google 3 4
Qualcomm 3 11
Apple 2 8
Nokia Technologies 2 8
Eseye Limited 2  

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Truphone Patents

Top Truphone Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent Number Count of Rejected Applications
US9049042B2 37
US8406758B2 34
US9113308B2 9
US9191504B2 6
US9253630B2 3
US20110173001A1 3
US10110416B2 3
US10034232B2 3
US9603006B2 2
US9486959B2 2
US20160037389A1 1
US20220225083A1 1
US20160057592A1 1
US9712994B2 1
US8996698B1 1

What Percentage of Truphone US Patent Applications were Granted?

Truphone (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 30 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 21 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 80.77%. Below are the key stats of Truphone patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Truphone?

Law Firm Total Applications Success Rate
Stephen Chin 24 79.17%
Eip Us Llp 5 100.00%
Thorpe North & Western Yokohama 1 100.00%

What are Truphone key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by Truphone?

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

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


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