Twitter Patents – Key Insights and Stats

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?

Worldwide Patents

Twitter Patent Portfolio

How Many Patents did Twitter File Every Year?

Twitter 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 GrantTwitter Applications FiledTwitter Patents Granted
2011155
2012245
20133913
20145712
20157319
20169727
201713240
20186539
20198062
202072118
20211994

How Many Patents did Twitter File in Different Countries?

Twitter Worldwide Patents

Countries in which Twitter Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America1377
Europe79
United Kingdom46
China43
Japan42
Canada35
Taiwan24
Korea (South)21
Brazil11
India6
Singapore4
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)3
Spain3
Germany2
Australia2
Mexico2
Turkey2
Denmark1
Israel1

Where are Research Centers of Twitter Patents Located?

Research Centers of Twitter Patents

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 NumberCitation Count
US8516590B1334
US8370938B1279
US7710874B2265
US8806647B1261
US8555391B1229
US7024369B1212
US7038392B2199
US6996768B1150
US7206647B2131
US8543454B2123

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 –

CompanyNumber of Patents
IBM672
Microsoft343
Oracle142
Google123
Sap118
Facebook102
Samsung99
Intel68
Red Hat Inc58
Apple57

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on Twitter Patents

Top Twitter Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US8543454B232
US10721499B231
US9542489B228
US8516374B227
US7749822B226
US9129641B223
US7688349B221
US7703048B219
US8516590B119
US10455291B219
US7024369B119
US8448084B218
US7752501B218
US7725498B217
US7720804B217

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 FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
IBM Corporation401100.00%
Fish & Richardson14799.30%
Brake Hughes Bellermann6897.92%
Inactive Rsw54100.00%
Inactive Pou40100.00%
Smith Baluch29100.00%
Schmeiser Olsen & Watts26100.00%
Inactive Rps24100.00%
Inactive Cam21100.00%
Duke W Yee17100.00%

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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Updated on May 27, 2022

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