Twitter has a total of 1810 patents globally, out of which 1369 have been granted. Of these 1810 patents, more than 72% patents are active. United States of America is where Twitter has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Europe and United Kingdom and it also seems reasonable as the biggest market for Twitter is USA. Parallelly, USA seems to be the main focused R&D center and is also the origin country of Twitter.
Twitter was founded in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, Evan Williams and Noah Glass. Twitter doing business as a social networking platform. The company offers a range of products in Blogging Platforms, Messaging, SMS, Social Media, etc. As of December 2021, Twitter has a market cap of $37.72 Billion.
Jack Dorsey served as the company’s CEO until November 2021. Parag Agrawal has taken his place.
Do read about some of the most popular patents of Twitter which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find Twitter’s patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over Twitter’s patent portfolio.
How many patents does Twitter have?
Twitter has a total of 1810 patents globally. These patents belong to 1045 unique patent families. Out of 1810 patents, 1309 patents are active.
How many Twitter patents are Alive/Dead?
How Many Patents did Twitter 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||Twitter Applications Filed||Twitter Patents Granted|
How Many Patents did Twitter File in Different Countries?
Countries in which Twitter Filed Patents
|United States Of America||1377|
|Hong Kong (S.A.R.)||3|
Where are Research Centers of Twitter Patents Located?
10 Best Twitter Patents
US8516590B1 is the most popular patent in the Twitter portfolio. It has received 334 citations so far from companies like FireEye, Cisco and Evidon.
Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of Twitter:
|Publication Number||Citation Count|
Which Companies are using Twitter 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 Twitter patent portfolio are IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.
List of the top forward citing Companies –
|Company||Number of Patents|
|Red Hat Inc||58|
Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Twitter Patents
Top Twitter Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications
|Patent Number||Count of Rejected Applications|
What Percentage of Twitter US Patent Applications were Granted?
Twitter (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 1261 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 1214 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 99.59%.
Below are the key stats of Twitter patent prosecution at the USPTO.
Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for Twitter?
|Law Firm||Total Applications||Success Rate|
|Fish & Richardson||147||99.30%|
|Brake Hughes Bellermann||68||97.92%|
|Schmeiser Olsen & Watts||26||100.00%|
|Duke W Yee||17||100.00%|
Twitter’s main competitive edge is real-time news, and its ability to disseminate it to a larger audience using creative tactics should attract additional users.
Individuals used Twitter as a source of industry-related information, ideas, promotion, and invention. Twitter fosters the development of meaningful business relationships by facilitating the real-time communication of new, expert, and high-quality information within like-minded communities, between businesses and their suppliers, customers, and peers.
With the launch of Moments – also known as “Project Lightning,” Twitter allowed users to experience the best of Twitter in real time in terms of news, events, and TV shows with a single click of a button, without having to follow specific accounts. Embedded tweets are another important technique for Twitter to reach out beyond its current user base. Embedded tweets, according to the business, reach a billion people every month around the world. It created a new curator tool and a new collections interface to make it easier for users to find and publish a series of tweets, thereby expanding their reach.
Twitter’s ability to generate business relationships by allowing consumer and peer dialogues that eventually help the development of product and service improvements. Marketers may use Twitter to inform and engage customers and peers in their networks on a variety of topics, simultaneously growing their own and their companies’ brands.
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What are Twitter’s key innovation segments?
What Technologies are Covered by Twitter?
The chart below distributes patents filed by Twitter in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where Twitter thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.
R&D Focus: How Twitter search focus changed over the years?
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